Video: Mateyo Mwansa Tours VOH-Kitwe

Mateyo Mwansa from the Kitwe Village of Hope tours us around the site.
This video is taken directly from our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/villagesofhope

 

Welcome to Villages of Hope – Africa’s Blog!

About this blog:

Welcome to Villages of Hope Africa’s blog. We are excited to use this blog as a means to keep you up-to-date with the latest news coming from each village as well as to share stories from the children, staff, visitors, and donors of Villages of Hope.

About Villages of Hope:
Villages of Hope – Africa is a Canadian charitable organization registered with the CRA VOH-A provides food, education and healthcare to children in need. We also provide housing for children who have no place to live. Our mission is to bring lasting hope to children at risk so they can embrace adulthood as independent and contributing members of society.
Villages of Hope – Africa (VOH-A) began in 1999 in Kitwe, Zambia and we now have locations in (Bujumbura) Burundi, (Kisumu) Kenya, (Lilongwe) Malawi, (Kitwe, Mongu and Chongwe) Zambia and (Harare) Zimbabwe.

Contact Us:
For more information about Villages of Hope – Africa you can visit our website www.vohafrica.com OR you can email us at info[at ]vohafrica.com

Other VOH-Africa Links:

Follow us on Twitter: @voh_africa
Visit our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/villagesofhope

 

Education

Education:

According to UNICEF’s 2008 state of the world’s children, “Most children whose parents are ill or deceased have their education interrupted”. UNICEF also states that “Orphans are less likely to be in school and more likely to fall behind or drop out, compromising their abilities and prospects”. Adult literacy rates in many sub-saharan countries are low. And in the countries we operate in, they average around 70% – with the lowest being Burundi at 67%. Villages of Hope Africa responds to these critical issues by providing free education from preschool to grade 12 for over 2000 children. The children and youth attending a Village of Hope school are taught from local government curriculum and write government exams. The schools also provide the opportunity to be involved in sports, music and other extra-curricular activities providing a well rounded education for the students. Being able to attend school has brought hope for a brighter future to each child.

How you can help us provide Education:

  • Sponsor a class $275 per month
  • Sponsor a Teacher $50 per month
  • Youth High School Completion $40 per month

CLICK HERE TO DONATE (donations can be made online or via cheque)

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Nutrition

Nutrition:

UNICEF states that “In HIV/AIDS affected households lacking community support, food consumption can drop by more than 40 percent, putting children at higher risk of malnutrition and stunting”.

Villages of Hope Africa provides nutrition every day to over 3000 orphaned and vulnerable children through our school programs. Eighty-five percent (85%) of these children come from communities surrounding a Village of Hope location, with the remaining 15% living at a Village of Hope.

By providing either H.E.P.S. (High Energy Protein Supplement) porridge or a comparable nutritious meal, the care givers of these children have the peace of mind knowing that their child is receiving their daily nutritional requirements.

A UNICEF study in Zimbabwe revealed that the proportion of children from households with serious food deficits dropping out of school, related directly to whether or not they were part of a school feeding program during the preceding school year. UNICEF determined that “School feeding programs keep vulnerable children in school”.

Through our nutrition program we are able to not only provide children with the nutrition they need, but also prevent malnutrition from inhibiting their education.

How you can help us provide Nutrition:

  • Feeding Program $30 per child per year

CLICK HERE TO DONATE (donations can be made online or via cheque)

View our other Programs

Healthcare

Healthcare:

According to UNICEF, “Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS are disadvantaged in numerous and often devastating ways. In addition to the trauma of witnessing the sickness and death of one or both parents, they are likely to be poorer and less healthy than non-orphans. They are more likely to suffer damage to their cognitive and emotional development”.

Villages of Hope-Africa provides free medical care for over 2000 children. Several of the Villages have on-site clinics that provide the VOH children with basic medical care. In locations where there is not yet a clinic, the children are taken to local clinics when they are ill.

A 2010 World Health Organization report states:

“An estimated 655, 000 deaths, mostly among African children, where a child dies every minute from malaria. Malaria is preventable and curable. Increased malaria prevention and control measures are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places.”

At Village of Hope, children are provided with treated mosquito nets. Treated nets are proven to be a very effective first line of prevention. In addition, malaria tests are given when a VOH child displays symptoms that could be malaria and if the test is positive treatment is started immediately.

Knowing that they will be helped when they are sick brings a tremendous relief to children of Villages of Hope.

How you can help us provide Healthcare:

  • Malaria test and treatment $15 per patient

CLICK HERE TO DONATE (donations can be made online or via cheque)

 

View our other Programs
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