This Week: Connecting with our Community

Welcome to our weekly news roundup! Here we share stories from each of our Villages about our Programs, celebrations, children, and staff. If you’d like to receive these updates via email, please subscribe to our newsletter.

This week we got new shoes, received a visit from our Executive Director, and connected with our community!

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This Week: Appreciating our Sponsors!

Welcome to our weekly news roundup! Here we share stories from each of our Villages about our Programs, celebrations, children, and staff. If you’d like to receive these updates via email, please subscribe to our newsletter.

This week we are dedicating our news blog to our sponsors. We wrote letters to our sponsors and even met some in person! If you would like to sponsor a VOH child, please visit our Sponsorship Page

Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom to see our photo of the week!

Where Are They Now: Justina

“VOH has made me who I am today. I will be forever grateful for the help and support that I received when I needed it most.” -Justina

First, please introduce yourself!

My name is Justina and I came to VOH Kitwe in 2006 when I was eight years old.

Can you share a bit of your story?

Before coming to VOH Kitwe, I was living in a village in the Central Province of Zambia with my parents and siblings. I couldn’t go to School because the only school was very far from our village.

In 2006 one of my Aunties came to visit us and found out that at the age of 8 I was not going to school. With my parents’ blessing, she took me to live with her in Kitwe and immediately I was enrolled in Grade One at the VOH Kitwe school. I was very happy to start going to school and my performance was very good from grade 1 to grade 6.

I was given the opportunity to write my grade 7 exams early when I was in grade 6, and I did very well and advanced to grade 8. I finished my grade 12 in 2016 with good results!

What are you doing now?

Currently, I am a student at Ndola University College of Nursing doing my Diploma in Registered Nursing.

What are your plans for the future?

My future plan is to help vulnerable young girls in the same way that I was helped.

How has VOH helped you get to where you are today?

I really thank God to have gone through the VOH Kitwe school. Many people had the misconception that when you have my background and graduate from a community school no college can accept you. But through the hard-working staff at VOH, and by studying hard, I proved them wrong!

VOH has made me who I am today. I received Jesus as my personal saviour from the chapel services. I will be forever grateful for the help and support that I received when I needed it most.

CLICK HERE to sponsor a VOH child so they can have renewed hope like Justina!