This Week: Fire Safety, Feminine Hygiene, and Drones!

Upcoming Event: Faith and Child Safeguarding hosted by Keeping Children Safe

Don’t miss this free online event hosted by Keeping Children Safe from November 8-11th!

VOH Executive Director Sergio Bersaglio is on the planning committee and Pastor Zowa from VOH Zimbabwe is giving a presentation entitled: “Amplifying Our Voices.” The event will also feature a special presentation from VOH children who will share their experiences with child safeguarding.

It’s an honour to have VOH children and staff have a global voice on this important topic.

We hope to see you there!


VOH Bwiza (Burundi) Update: VOH Graduate has a Baby!

We are so excited that Diane, one of our VOH Bwiza graduates, recently had a baby! Before coming to VOH, Diane couldn’t afford school fees or supplies, and as a result, her education was often interrupted. When VOH Bwiza began helping her, she improved in school and every other area of her life. Diane graduated in 2019, and in 2020 she got married. The most recent excitement in her life is the birth of her beautiful daughter, Laurine! We celebrate this VOH granddaughter! We are grateful that hope is seen in Diane’s life, and we believe Laurine will be blessed with a life of hope and love!

VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Writing to Sponsors

It’s letter writing week again at VOH Chongwe! The children are always excited to communicate with their sponsors. In their letters, children update their sponsors on how the new school term is going. They also check on their sponsors, ask how they are doing, and thank them for their commitment and support. Everyone at VOH Chongwe is so thankful for our sponsors for making such a huge difference in our children’s lives!

You can sponsor a VOH Africa child by visiting our Child Sponsorship page!

VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Distributing Feminine Hygiene Products

For the staff at VOH Kitwe, it’s a joy to attend to the needs of our children. This week, the teenage girls were privileged to receive feminine hygiene supplies that we could purchase with specially donated funds. Some girls miss school because they don’t have access to feminine hygiene products. This results in them falling behind in their schoolwork and, sometimes, even dropping out of school entirely. At VOH, we don’t want access to essentials like this to get in the way of our children receiving an education, which is why we prioritized this distribution. We want to say a special thank you to the donors who supported this important initiative!

VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Sharing the Harvest

Our garden at VOH Luongo is taking shape day by day. We are growing many different vegetables, including cabbage, okra, carrots, and tomatoes. When we harvest, our first beneficiaries are always the children. This week, we are happy to share the children’s excitement when they took home cabbage that they helped grow! We are so happy we could harvest enough cabbage for all the VOH children to get some. The children’s families are so grateful for the kind gestures that VOH Luongo continues to show them. As a Centre, we are so thankful to our donors and friends for making such initiatives possible.

VOH Maramvya (Burundi) Update: Children’s Clubs

Our children’s clubs have started up again at VOH Maramvya! These clubs are vital for the children, and they all say they missed them during the recent school break. Clubs bring them together, help them make new friends, provide entertainment, and teach them new skills. This week, our traditional dance club and singing club both kicked off again. We’re all looking forward to another exciting year together as the children develop their skills and have fun exploring new ones!

VOH Mongu (Zambia) Update: Flying Drones!

Creativity and hard work are some of our core values here at VOH Mongu. We always encourage our students to explore new things and do their very best. Mubby is one of our many talented, hardworking students. He has a passion for videography and photography and has been taking lessons. One of the things he’s learning is how to fly a drone! With these acquired skills, he has been able to use his creativity to make videos. Most recently, he has been helping make videos for the Hope Kids Sunday School!

VOH Zimbabwe Update: Fire Drills

Twice per year at VOH Zimbabwe, we service our fire equipment. During this time, we take the opportunity to teach fire safety to our children and staff. During our routine equipment maintenance this week, the children were taken through some fire drills by a local fire protection company. It’s important VOH children and staff learn how to protect themselves and others with hands-on opportunities like this!

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