VOH Malawi Welcomes Triplets: This Week at Villages of Hope

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VOH-Malawi Welcomes Triplets!

Malawi triplets

Meet the new triplets at VOH Malawi! Here’s a picture from when they first arrived from the hospital having their first check up – we are happy to say they are all healthy!

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VOH-Mongu Preschool Welcomes New Students

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Some of the new children at the VOH Mongu preschool – They joined the school at the beginning of the year with no previous schooling and have settled in so well. It is always so exciting to see the progress in these children as they spend time in a loving environment.

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Meet the New Teacher at VOH Burundi

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Meet Freddy, the new teacher at VOH Burundi! He is here in the picture with one of his new students from the school, Rachel.

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Welcoming the Newest Members of the VOH Kitwe Family

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Meet the newest members to the VOH Kitwe family – we are excited to have them as part of our community!

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Devotions at VOH Chongwe

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Doing regular devotions at VOH Chongwe.

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VOH Kitwe Youth Gardening Success!

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Benson and Chrissy are proud of the giant eggplants they picked straight from the youth garden at VOH Kitwe! Well done, guys!

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VOH-Burundi Welcomes 16 New Children in February: This Week at Villages of Hope

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VOH-Burundi Welcomes 16 New Children in February

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Village of Hope Burundi received 16 new children in February 2013! Here is Dennis Wiebe, Canadian Director and Berchimas Jean, English Teacher, welcome Ariella into VOH.

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VOH-Chongwe Children get Weighed and Measured

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Weight gain is the most important sign that a child is healthy and is growing and developing well. This week at VOH-Chongwe we had all the kids weighed and their heights been measured. The growth of the kids is monitored and are recorded to track changes. Find out more about our healthcare programs: vohafrica.com/programs-healthcare

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VOH-Zimbabwe Gets a Ping Pong Table!

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This week VOH-Zimbabwe is blessed with a ping pong table! The table was donated by Absolute Sports – a athletics store in Harare. Everyone is so excited to play!

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VOH-Mongu Save a Life Center Continues to Bring Hope

Mongu save a life center

At Save A Life Centre in Mongu we carry out training for mothers and guardians of malnourished children. The training is to equip and empower families to earn an income and provide basic needs for their families. This picture is of one of the mothers who has chosen to buy and sell cooking oil in order to generate some income for her family. This is an aspect of the project that is encouraged so that children do not fall back into malnourishment once they are discharged from Save A Life.

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Bringing Hope in Burundi through Education

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Young Sarah is being tutored by Cyriaque, our teacher at VOH-Burundi – she is one of the newest children to enter our care! Sarah along with her mother and her siblings were rejected by their father when the mother become a christian Sarah’s mother was left with all the responsibility to care for 6 children alone without any job. Find out more about our Education program: vohafrica.com/programs-education

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VOH Kitwe Students Excel in their Exams: This Week at Villages of Hope

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VOH Kitwe Students Excel in their Exams

 Kitwe High School

The results from recent government exams in Kitwe have just been received and we are very proud of how our students have done. The Grade 7 class had an 82% pass rate, the grade 9 class an 85% pass rate and the grade 12 class received a 96% pass rate! Congratulations to all the students and thanks to all the teachers who do such a great job!

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VOH-Chongwe Farming God’s Way

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VOH Chongwe is learning how to garden through Farming God’ s way – a method of farming that uses small space, composite manure and little water. Thanks to this newly learned method, we have healthy Vegetables in our gardens that will help us raise health children!

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Parents Meeting at VOH-Mongu Clinic

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This week the Village of Hope Community School in Mongu had its parents meeting. Over 100 parents and guardians attended the meeting and were updated on all the progress in the school. The staff from the Village of Hope Clinic also attended the meeting and carried out an excellent lesson on child health and hygiene. It was very encouraging to see the support of the parents and to hear their appreciation towards the teachers for the excellent jobs they are doing!

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Tennis Lessons at VOH-Zimbabwe

VOH Zimbabwe Tennis

We are thankful at VOH-Malawi to have a young man, Nathan Hook who has a tennis club. Nathan and his assistants volunteer to teach tennis at our school, beginning with our Pre-School children. This week they had their first lesson: Watch the Ball, and Move Your Feet!

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Local Sugar Company Donates to VOH-Kenya

Kibos sugar industry donation

VOH-Kenya was grateful to receive a food donation from the Kibos Sugar Industry!

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VOH-Africa Expands to Tanzania: This Week at Villages of Hope

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Villages of Hope Expands to Mwanza, Tanzania

 

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We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2013 Starehe Children’s Home in Mwanza, Tanzania has joined the VOH family!

In addition, VOH-Africa welcomes Rich Mittelstaedt, who has lived in Mwanza since early 2011 with his wife Carlie, as the Village Director of VOH-Mwanza.

VOH-Mwanza currently cares for 35 infants in the Baby Center and 6 children’s homes care for over 80 orphans. The school runs preschool and grade 1 classes, which offers education to VOH children as well as children from the surrounding community. In addition, there is a clinic onsite that cares for the physical well-being of the children.

Find out more about our work in Tanzania HERE

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VOH-Mongu Gets a Pet Rabbit

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Mutende (left) and Isaac (right) from VOH-Mongu spent their afternoons this week helping to build a home for their new pet rabbit!

Isaac is in Grade 5 and Mutende is in Grade 2 at the VOH School. They are both very excited as now that the home is complete, they are allowed to get a pet rabbit. Mutende has also started a vegetable garden so that he can feed his rabbit some cabbage 🙂

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VOH-Kitwe Welcomes Evan & Amber Moffat

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VOH-Kitwe is happy to welcome Evan and Amber Moffat! Evan and Amber are here at VOH Kitwe for 1 year. They are from Bethany Church located in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Evan is an Electrician working with maintenance section and Amber is a Registered Nurse working in the clinic. They are also working with the Youth Empowerment Program at the VOH Community School.

Here is a message from them: “We are starting to feel at home and we are really enjoying the Zambian people! We see how God is changing this community through the people at VOH!”

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Girls of VOH-Chongwe Practice Hair Braiding

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Girls at VOH-Chongwe are practicing hair braiding during their free time and during school recess. Plaiting hair is a very good business in Zambia that can help the children earn a living and raise money for their tertiary education once they leave Village of Hope.

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VOH-Africa Expands to Mwanza, Tanzania

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VOH-Africa Expands to Mwanza


We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2013 Starehe Children’s Home in Mwanza, Tanzania has joined the VOH family!

In addition, VOH-Africa welcomes Rich Mittelstaedt, who has lived in Mwanza since early 2011 with his wife Carlie, as the Village Director of VOH-Mwanza.

Due to the unprecedented growth and demands of operating a child care facility of this magnitude, Starehe Children’s Home Society decided to pass on all operations of Starehe Children’s Home in Mwanza to the Villages of Hope: Africa Society. This will allow the children’s village to expand its horizons, reaching out into the community.

VOH-Mwanza currently cares for 35 infants in the Baby Center and 6 children’s homes care for over 80 orphans. The school runs preschool and grade 1 classes, which offers education to VOH children as well as children from the surrounding community. In addition, there is a clinic onsite that cares for the physical well-being of the children.

We as VOH-AS are pleased to have Rich, his team and the children of VOH-Mwanza as the newest addition to our VOH family. We look forward to working together to care for the children and to expand the work of VOH-AS so that we can bring hope to many more children in need in Mwanza.

Find out more about our work in Tanzania HERE

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