This week we harvested giant cabbage, received a visit from scouts, and had our teeth checked!
VOH Bwiza (Burundi) Update: Visit from the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides!
This past week VOH Bwiza was very honoured to have Bujumbura’s Boy Scouts and Girl Guides clubs visit us! They brought beautiful clothing for the children, and the kids were thrilled to receive these unexpected gifts. We always receive donations with a thankful heart, and we pray for the donors who remember our kids and show such kindness to them! Matthew 25:35-36 says, “For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger, and you invited me in, I needed clothes, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you looked after me, I was in prison, and you came to visit me.”
VOH Chongwe (Zambia) Update: Successful Chicken Coop Project!
Here at VOH Chongwe, we are always happy to see our children acquiring knowledge and skills that will help them throughout their lives. For a long time now, our kids have been learning how to grow vegetables, and they are now very skilled in farming various types of vegetables for consumption and selling. Over the past few years, we have also added chicken rearing to our training programs. Two young men, Conrad and Emmanuel, graduated last year from our school and are now heading up our chicken rearing project thanks to the skills that they acquired while in school! With the help of Conrad and Emmanuel, we plan to continue teaching our VOH kids how to raise chickens successfully. Thanks to our donors and partners for making this possible!
VOH Kitwe (Zambia) Update: Cabbage Harvest!
This week at VOH Kitwe, we had a huge harvest of cabbages! This is thanks to the hard work of our agricultural manager, Charles, and his assistant, Eugene, who is a former VOH Kitwe student. We appreciate their high level of dedication. As usual with all of the crops that we grow at our Centre, the produce first goes to the children’s homes and the remainder is sold to VOH staff and the general public to help support our VOH centre. We are so grateful to Charles and Eugene for their hard work and commitment to ensuring we have good harvests. We are also thankful to Charles for training our VOH Kitwe youth with skills that will help them sustain themselves and their families.
VOH Luongo (Zambia) Update: Donated Textbooks
This week at VOH Luongo, we received a visit from VOH Kitwe Director, Everlyn, one of our Board members, Mrs. Siame, and an Elder from Maranatha Church, Mr. Silungwe. The three came to donate textbooks to the children. Mrs. Siame shared our need for books with her prayer group, and the church raised funds to help. Our children always love having guests, and they even sang some songs with them. One of the boys also gave a thank you speech. We believe this kind gesture will help encourage others to support the children of VOH!
VOH Mongu (Zambia) Update: Child Health Week
It’s Child Health Week at VOH Mongu, and we love seeing all our kids participate and receive medical check-ups and care. Our clinic staff works tirelessly during this week to ensure that all our kids are screened and given proper treatment. This Health Week, we were grateful to have Dr. Scott and Dr. Shelly from the United States with us. Dr. Scott is a medical doctor, and Dr. Shelly is a dentist. The kids were thrilled to be receiving health care treatment from our regular medical staff and the two visitors. Thank you, Dr. Scott and Dr.Shelly!
VOH Zimbabwe Update: Officer Wellington
Recently at VOH Zimbabwe, one of our graduates, Wellington, paid us a visit in uniform. It was a surprise indeed for everyone at VOH Zimbabwe. Wellington was always a disciplined individual, and we are so excited to see him become an officer of the law! Wellington entered training after graduating from VOH Zimbabwe, and he has been an officer for over two years. When you hear him speak about his role, it’s obvious how passionate he is about his profession. It’s wonderful to see our children doing well in life. We wish Wellington all the very best in his job!