“If we are the future and we are dying, there is no future.”
- With a population of fourteen million, orphans make up 5.6% of the population at over two million. HIV/AIDS affects 66% of Zambians. 46% of Zambia’s population is between the ranges of zero and fourteen years old.
- In Simukale Village alone there is a large number of orphans who have no family unit to care for them. As a result they easily get involved in activities that hurt their well-being and destruct their character.
From the beginning, Love has been guiding everything we do and with the new addition of a children’s village (orphanage) there is no exception.
- Family Units
- Our homes will consist of 8 children and 1 loving widow
- Activities like mentoring, homework, cooking meals, etc. will be done as a family.
- Preserving Culture
- By meeting these children right where they are we can ensure they grow up connected to their history
- Being raised by Zambian house mom's will cultivate an atmosphere for teaching and tradition.
- Our hope is that Luyando Children's Village will raise men and women who go out into their community, their nation, and the world to create change.
- Spending time in community with successful agents of change inspires change.
- Educational Opportunities
- Having a private school available to our kids with a smaller teacher to pupil ratio will provide them with a quality education they would not get at most government schools
- A trade school on site so they can learn how to be a tailor, a carpenter, a mechanic, an electrician, etc. so that when they leave us they may be able to provide for themselves and their families
Luyando needs $200,000 to build the Children's Village and keep it staffed and running for the first 2 years. We add on to construction as the funds come in. That means we rely on your giving to make this a reality.