This week at VOH Africa, we held VBS, received a visit from PAOC leaders, and distributed 800 Bibles!
VOH Bulale (Tanzania): VBS!
Here at VOH Bulale, we recently held VBS for our children with the theme, “Unleashing Gods Love.”
An enthusiastic group of children immersed themselves in interactive Bible lessons, unleashed their creativity through arts and crafts, engaged in exciting games, and experienced the power of uplifting music during this year’s camp.
Their hearts have been captivated by the vastness of God’s unwavering love, leaving an everlasting impact on each child.
VOH Bwiza (Burundi): Uncle Serge Discusses Child Safeguarding
Recently, VOH Bwiza was happy and honoured to receive a visit from Uncle Serge Bersaglio, the VOH Africa Executive Director. His visits are always encouraging for both staff and children.
During his visit, he spoke to our staff about Child Safeguarding and discussed how we can best care for the children of VOH, who all come from uniquely challenging backgrounds.
It can be easy to get discouraged, but he encouraged us to keep investing in the children’s lives and continue loving and serving them. He reminded us that the children will reap the benefits today and in the future, trickling down to future generations.
We are so thankful for Uncle Serge and his wisdom and encouragement!
VOH Chongwe (Zambia): Successful Agriculture Project!
This week at VOH Chongwe, we are so happy to see more of our students acquire knowledge and skills in growing various types of vegetables.
The children have been learning and successfully growing vegetables for consumption and selling for quite some time now. We know this skill will be valuable to them throughout their lives. They are also learning how to raise broiler chickens, another practical skill which they will be thankful for when they graduate.
These practical skills and academic qualifications will go a long way in empowering our students for a brighter future!
VOH Kitwe (Zambia): Christine’s Story
VOH Kitwe would like you to meet Christine. Christine came to our centre when she was just two years old. Sadly, she lost both of her parents when she was just a baby and was taken to an organization in Kitwe that cares for children from birth up to 2 years of age.
We are happy we can provide a long-term home for Christine. She has grown into a happy and bright young girl. She is now nine and in grade 3 at our VOH Kitwe school and is doing very well in class!
She is also a big help to her housemother and cheerfully helps with simple chores like washing dishes. One of her favourite ways to help is picking vegetables from the garden.
Christine also enjoys reading Bible stories and playing with her dolls.
VOH Kitwe is happy to be part of Christine’s journey and is so grateful to all the sponsors who help make stories like hers possible!
You can sponsor a child like Christine and make a difference in their life by signing up for sponsorship today! Visit https://sponsorship.vohafrica.com to learn more.
VOH Luongo (Zambia): Remedial Programs
Remedial time is when teachers help children struggling with their classes or lagging in any subjects. The focus is typically literacy and math.
At VOH Luongo, remedial programs are open to all of our students. Although everyone works hard during these learning sessions, the teachers always find ways to make the extra teaching fun. They use a variety of exciting activities, games and learning aids as they work with their students.
Each teacher has set a goal they want to achieve with every child in the program.
We are so thankful for how deeply committed our teachers are to the children and how much they want to see each child succeed!
VOH Malawi: Steven’s Update
VOH Malawi is excited for Steven, who has finally received the glasses prescribed to him!
Through our health program, we have been working closely with the government hospital to help Steven get glasses that will help him both in class and outdoors. When it is sunny, it becomes challenging for Steven to see correctly. These lenses will help as they tint when it’s bright outside. When indoors, the lenses return to normal, allowing him to see the blackboard easily and do his schoolwork.
Steven’s mother is so thankful that VOH Malawi took care of the medical bills and that her son is doing so well. We are happy to be able to support Steven and to see how well he is doing now, both in and outside of class!
VOH Maramvya (Burundi): Visit from Murray Cornelius
Recently VOH Maramvya was honoured to have a visit from Murray Cornelius, the Executive Director of PAOC Mission Global and Chairman of the VOH Africa Canadian Board. Jeremy Feller, PAOC’s Africa and Middle East Regional Director, accompanied Murray.
The visitors were warmly welcomed by our VOH Burundi Director, Delson, and the VOH Maramvya lead team. Our preschool children shared a short program, including songs and Bible verses.
The children were so excited by the visit, and the guests said they were very impressed.
After the short welcome program, we toured the centre. Murray told us that we only had a few buildings the last time he visited. Both guests were impressed by the growth of our centre and the number of children receiving daily care through our programs.
It was a great joy to have Murray and Jeremy, and we thank them for taking the time to stop by and bless us with a visit!
VOH Mongu (Zambia): Local Organization Makes Large Donation
This week, the Zambia National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA), a local organization dedicated to positively impacting the community, extended its generosity to VOH Mongu!
Their significant donation encompassed various essential items that will greatly benefit the children.
Among the contributions were much-needed school supplies, ensuring the children have the tools necessary for their studies. In addition, NAPSA provided a computer, opening up new opportunities for learning and exploration.
Recognizing the importance of a well-equipped kitchen, they also donated a stove to help with meal preparation as we provide nutritious meals for the children. Furthermore, the donation included a generous food supply, ensuring the children’s nutritional needs are met.
The act of kindness displayed by NAPSA will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the lives of the children at VOH Mongu. Their support addresses immediate needs and fosters an environment that nurtures growth and development.
VOH Mongu expresses its deepest gratitude to NAPSA for their invaluable contribution. Together we are creating a brighter future for these young ones, filled with opportunities and hope!
VOH Mwanza (Tanzania): VBS 2023
This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) theme at VOH Mwanza was “Discovering God’s Love,” based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
There was incredible joy and excitement as the children gathered daily to learn together. The days were full of interactive activities, including Bible lessons, crafts, thrilling games, and soul-stirring music.
During the lessons, the children and teachers explored the depths of God’s boundless love.
We are grateful to our volunteers and parents for coming together to ensure VBS was a success. Together we have sown seeds of faith that will continue to grow and guide these children on their spiritual journey!
VOH Zimbabwe: Distributing 800 Bibles!
This week at VOH Zimbabwe, we distributed Bibles to 800 children in our care! All students from preschool to our Grade 7 received their very own Bible.
We thank VOH Africa for raising the resources necessary to equip the students with such a special gift. We know they will always value and treasure having their own Bible!