Give 200 South African children good health

by Global Youth for Education and Change

Jeanne left last week to join Meghan in South Africa, and they’ve been having a great time catching up with Nomusa and the kids. Here are a few photos from their trip so far. As you can see, the kids are having fun, playing, laughing, dancing—even doing chores! And we couldn't have seen these beautiful smiles or done this hard work if it wasn't for you. 

Thank you for your continued support of our partnership with VVOCF. We're proud to have you as supporters, and we hope that the joy on these faces warms your heart as it has ours. 

Smiles from South Africa
Smiles from South Africa

Dear friends, 

We've been hard at work helping children and youth at VVOCF. With your support, we've continued to provide three meals per week for the 40–60 children who participate in the center's program on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We've also sustained academic support, tutoring  and other cultural, recreational and educational programs for the children. Thankfully, a small group of youth who once received services from VVOCF have risen up to give back, and they're ensuring that the children and youth who come to the center today will thrive both now and in the future. 

We're so thankful for your continued support. We couldn't have done it without you. 

Warmest regards, 

Paul

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Dear friends,

When we last updated you on our progress, VVOCF had decided to move from feeding children and youth three days a week to five days a week. Yet given the $7,000 loss in support from the Global Fund for Children, VVOCF has simply maintained its commitment to a three day per week program schedule. But we need your support to keep this going. 

Having supported our work in the past and having displayed a passion for seeing children thrive, we’re asking you to make a special gift to our project. Without your support, VVOCF will have to cut its feeding program, maybe even going down to one or two days per week. Not only is this bad for the children and youth who rely on this service, but it may discourage them from coming to the center altogether. Yet with your help, we can stay the course, keep the doors open three to five days a week and give our children good health.

Please make a gift to our project today. Your support makes a difference.

With gratitude and humility, 
Paul

Lots of love from South Africa
Lots of love from South Africa

Dear friends,

So much has happened since we last connected. To start, your support continues to help our partners at VVOCF provide three meals to children each week. Yet with the demands for increased support and services from the center, we recently worked with Nomusa and the team on the ground at VVOCF to start providing five meals each week—that’s one meal every weekday for each of the 40–60 kids who come to the center.

While this is undoubtedly good news, what’s sad is that VVOCF recently learned it must take a year of from receiving support from the Global Fund for Children. That’s a loss of $7,000—a vital source in helping VVOCF reach its new goals. Without this support, VVOCF will struggle to keep its doors open three days a week, let alone five.

Given your commitment to this issue and your passion for seeing children thrive, we’re asking you to make a special gift to our project. Without your support, VVOCF will have to cut its feeding program, maybe even going down to one or two days per week. Not only is this bad for the children and youth who rely on this service, but it may discourage them from coming to the center altogether. Yet with your help, we can stay the course, keep the doors open five days a week and give our children good health.

Please make a gift to our project today. Your support makes a difference.

With gratitude and humility,
Paul

"I really like singing."
"I really like singing."
"I really like to play with toys."
"I really like to play with toys."
"I like to pray."
"I like to pray."
"I like to play ball at the center."
"I like to play ball at the center."

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Getting our vitamin C because of your gift.
Getting our vitamin C because of your gift.

When we first started this project, we mentioned how similar South Africa is to the United States. Go into any grocery store in the country, and you’ll find an abundance of food. Still, many people wake up and go to bed hungry each day.

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, your support helps us provide a hot meal to the orphans, vulnerable children and youth at Vumundzuku-bya Vana/Our Children’s Future (VVOCF). Not only do your gifts provide nutrition for those who might otherwise not have access, but they also help us maintain VVOCF as a place of love where the children and youth we serve can come together to learn, to grow and to thrive.

We thank you for your support, and we look forward to keeping you posted on all our progress in the coming months.

With warmth,

Laughing during a great meal with friends.
Laughing during a great meal with friends.
Thank you for creating a place of love!
Thank you for creating a place of love!

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Global Youth for Education and Change

Location: East Lansing, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.gyec.org
Global Youth for Education and Change
Project Leader:
Paul Brown
Executive Director
East Lansing, MI United States

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