VOH Chongwe

About VOH Chongwe

VOH Chongwe opened in October 2010. We care for over 1,500 children and employ over 50 Zambians. Our Center is located in Libuko Village in the Chongwe district, approximately 45 minutes from the capital of Lusaka.

Libuko has a population of 6,000 with high levels of unemployment.
People in Libuko depend on odd jobs to survive, and HIV/AIDS rates are high.

Our Programs

Education

Our school offers preschool to grade 12, and we have morning and afternoon sessions. We are also a government-registered examination center for grades 7, 9, and 12. Our children receive a quality education from dedicated teachers who care about their overall success. We also run a youth empowerment program that teaches students life skills, including gardening, chicken-rearing, and computer studies. We also offer clubs to give children an opportunity to explore art, singing, and acting.

Healthcare

We have a clinic on-site with a qualified nurse assisted by a clinic clerk, a cleaner, and a Government Community Assistant. The clinic provides healthcare services for VOH children, staff, and members from surrounding communities. We offer prenatal services, youth health education, outpatient treatment, family planning, and psychosocial counselling through the clinic.

Family-Focused Shelter

We currently have eight children’s homes on-site. The children are cared for by a housemother who lives in the home with them full time. The mother is assisted during the day by aunties who help with laundry and cleaning. The children are taught how to cook and take part in the preparation of daily family meals. The government also uses our children’s homes as a temporary place to stay for children who have been rescued from unsafe situations while they determine the best long-term plans for each child.

Feeding Program

We run a daily feeding program where we serve HEPS (High Energy Protein Supplement). The program runs year-round, even during school breaks. Our feeding program is for students and their younger siblings who are not old enough to attend school. By providing this vital nutrition to younger siblings, they are already strong and healthy by the time they join our school.

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