VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Distributing More Hope Packs
Schools have been closed once again in Zambia due to escalating numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Our staff are going out into the communities where most of our children are located to distribute nutritional Hope Packs, washable face masks, soap bars, bags of Mealie Meal, schoolwork, and discipleship lessons. Our health team is carrying out medical checkups, providing COVID-19 education, and distributing Vitamin C to ensure the children are in good health during the shutdown. While conducting these visits, the team is ensuring health and safety measures are strictly adhered to. We are so thankful to everyone who has donated to our Hope Packs campaign so far. Because of you, we can continue caring for the children and families of VOH during these difficult times.
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VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Rainy Season Harvest!
This week VOH Kitwe would like to celebrate our rainy season crop harvest! The children and their mothers proudly posed with the sweet potatoes, pumpkins, maize, and groundnuts, and more. This day was also a day of giving thanks to God for the good rains we experienced that resulted in such a fantastic harvest. These crops are on the menu for the African indigenous meals we prepare for the kids.
VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Operating During Shutdown
Children’s education faces challenges once again in Zambia due to the third wave of COVID-19. At VOH Luongo, we once again have a program to provide homework for all the students. The children visit the Center each day for a brief time to talk with their teachers, receive their homework, and have their HEPS porridge. We are so thankful we can continue providing high-quality education and nutritional support to our children even during these difficult times.
VOH Malawi Update: Edith Joins the Team
Just over a month ago, VOH Malawi hired three new staff members. Edith was one of the new staff employed, and just a few years ago, she was part of our VOH Malawi program! Her journey encourages our interns and the youth in our program to work hard in completing their studies and give back to their community. It is so uplifting to see the impact VOH has on those who go through our programs. We pray for many more such stories of kids graduating and becoming part of a movement to help change not just their former VOH community but our nation!
VOH Maramvya (Burundi) Update: End of the School Year
This week was the last week of the 2020-2021 school year at VOH Maramvya! The parents celebrated their children’s progress, remembering what it was like before their children joined VOH. Now when we look at the smiles on the faces of the children’s parents, it is a visible confirmation that they can see a better future for their children. The children, in turn, consider themselves very blessed because there are many in the streets of Maramvya who do not have the opportunity they have been given. The children have promised to continue working hard in school so they can become contributors to their families and their communities when they grow up!
VOH Zimbabwe Update: Happy Birthday!
This week at VOH Zimbabwe, we celebrated June birthdays! Derrick (18), Noleen (11), Malcom (15), and Melissa (17) were all born in June, and we had a big party for them. Every month, the children come together with their house moms and celebrate birthdays for the previous month. We gather and eat cake together as one big family. One of the children celebrating his birthday this month, Derrick, is particularly special to VOH Zimbabwe. When he came to our Center, he was just three years old and given only weeks to live due to malnutrition. Seeing him healthy and happy, celebrating his 18th birthday is a miracle and is worth celebrating indeed. We are very happy for them all, and we wish them all very happy birthdays!