We provide free education for children in the community who would otherwise be unable to attend school due to the high cost of uniforms, textbooks, and school supplies. Our teachers take an active interest in the education and lives of every child in their class and make regular home visits to ensure the children and their families are managing well despite any challenges they may be facing.
Since we don’t have a clinic at our centre, the children are taken to the VOH Kitwe clinic for basic health needs and check-ups. In the event of an emergency, children are taken to a nearby government health post.
We provide nutrition to all the children in our care through our daily feeding program. The children receive HEPS (High Energy Protein Supplement) porridge; for many of them, this is the only consistent nutrition they receive each day. We also provide additional nutritional support for children who are not developing at a healthy rate and those struggling with their health.
We don’t have any children’s homes on-site, but to ensure the children attending our school live in safe environments, we visit their homes and build good relationships with their caregivers.