This Week: Celebrating Early Learners

This week at VOH Africa, we wrote school assessments and welcomed new children to our program!

Support Our Christmas Hope Packs Campaign!

This year we want to once again bless our VOH children with gifts in the form of Christmas Hope Packs!

Each pack costs $25 and contains a variety of gifts including books, clothing, and candy.

Last year we raised enough to distribute over 3,000 Christmas Hope Packs! This year, our goal is to raise $75,000, allowing us to match last year’s success.

Help us put smiles on the faces of our children once again by supporting this year’s Christmas Hope Packs campaign!

VOH Bwiza (Burundi): End of First Term

At VOH Bwiza, we are nearing the end of the first term, and the children and teachers are busy preparing for exams. 

After school, the children receive additional lessons and support from their teachers to ensure they understand their course material and don’t fall behind in any subjects. 

We are thankful for our teachers and are confident their hard will ensure their students’ success!

VOH Chongwe (Zambia): Emmanuel’s Story

Emmanuel is one of the boys living in our children’s homes at VOH Chongwe. He joined our VOH family nine years ago when he was just four years old.

Recently, Emmanuel completed seventh grade. Now, he is excited and looking forward to eighth grade!

Emmanuel is an enthusiastic soccer player. He likes chatting with his friends at the centre. He also has an artistic side and loves drawing.

Emmanuel’s favourite subject is Creative and Technology Studies because he wants to be a computer engineer after graduation. 

During a recent conversation, Emmanuel shared what he appreciates most about VOH: education and the feeding program. 

Seeing how Emmanuel has grown and progressed academically and spiritually is such a joy. We are so grateful to our donors and sponsors for making stories like Emmanuel’s possible! 

VOH Kitwe (Zambia): End-of-Year Assessments

As the school year comes to an end at VOH Kitwe, the students are busy with national exams and end-of-year assessments. 

The teachers have been busy assisting their students, ensuring they are confident in their subjects. 

This week, while the grade 12s were writing their national examinations, the primary students were busy writing their assessments. The assessments allow us to evaluate their academic progress. 

The students and their teachers have worked hard and expect great results this year. 

We love seeing the children so happy and grateful to be in school. They are so appreciative of all the help they receive from their teachers. 

We wish them all the best in these final weeks and trust they will stay safe and healthy during their December holidays!

VOH Malawi: Welcoming New Children

We have exciting news here at VOH Malawi this week because we welcomed new children into our programme! 

It is a long and gradual–but also exciting–process of identifying the children most in need.

The process involves local pastors, sheiks, chiefs, and other leaders from the community. In addition to benefitting from their wisdom, involving local leaders fosters a sense of trust and support between VOH and the surrounding community.

The new kids and their guardians are thrilled to be enrolled in our programme, and we are excited to welcome them to our VOH family!

VOH Maramvya (Burundi): Class Evaluations

This week at VOH Maramvya, our education department organized evaluations for students from grade 1 to grade 5. 

Etienne, the head teacher, says these evaluations help us measure the effectiveness of each teacher’s lessons and their students’ understanding of the subjects. 

The teachers were assigned to evaluate the results from their colleagues’ classes rather than their own.

Afterwards, the reports were given to the head teacher for review. After he analyzed the results, he encouraged the teachers and offered constructive feedback based on the assessments. 

We are so grateful for our hardworking teaching staff and their commitment to their students!

VOH Mongu (Zambia): Celebrating Early Learners

This week at VOH Mongu, our youngest learners in the baby and reception classes showcased their academic growth and enthusiasm as they diligently wrote their end-of-term tests. 

Seeing these young minds engaged in their assessments was a testament to their curiosity and commitment to learning, setting a positive tone as they prepare for the upcoming holidays and festive season.

Teachers and staff observed with pride as the children enthusiastically tackled their tests, demonstrating their progress in their early education journey.

The end-of-term assessments not only measure academic achievement but also provide valuable insights into each child’s unique learning style and areas for growth. With their nurturing approach, teachers have played a crucial role in guiding these young learners, fostering a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to celebrate the achievements of their little ones, recognizing the effort and enthusiasm they’ve put into their studies. 

These end-of-term assessments are a reminder of the supportive community at VOH Mongu, where every child is valued and their educational journey is celebrated.

As the children eagerly look forward to the holidays, the end-of-term tests serve as a positive conclusion to a term filled with exploration, discovery, and academic milestones. 

We are so proud of our youngest learners!

VOH Zimbabwe: Star Community Satellite

This week at VOH Zimbabwe, we are sending love to all our friends and partners whose support allows us to continue our nutrition and education programs at our Star Community satellite location. 

When you look at the faces of the children when they are having their meals, you cannot help but marvel and thank God for the unwavering support we are receiving for this important project. 

Some of the children in our program come from incredibly difficult circumstances, and the one meal we provide may be the only one they receive in a day. 

Through this program, the children can also concentrate on their school work, where we offer support for early learning and grade 1. 

We are so thankful to all our supporters and pray that God continues to meet everyone at their points of need. The love and support we receive is overwhelming, and we can only wish everyone well as we work hard to ensure the children receive the love and care they deserve. 

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