Nutrition, healthcare and Well-being
At the center of preventative healthcare is good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. We provide a well-balanced diet for our children, growing most of our own food. A full-time physician on staff provides healthcare solutions through our infirmaries. We want our kids to grow up strong and healthy; this means providing an environment for physical, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
With 600 students at the School of Hope and 150 employees in all areas of the organization, providing medical care is a necessity.
The health of our village
Over 1,000 Children And Adults Are Cared For
Our infirmaries and staff help provide medical care for over 1,000 people.
900 Nutritious Meals Served In Our School
Children learn better when they are fed well.
70 Tons Of Maize (Corn) Produced
Maize is the staple starch and our harvest provides 100% of the Village and School's needs.
We are a farm, harvesting 70 tons of maize (corn) in 2017, the main starch of the diet in Zambia. In addition we grow beans, and sunflowers (for cooking oil). To provide fresh vegetables we grow tomatoes, cabbages, spinach, Chinese cabbage and other green leafy vegetables. Our irrigation system allows us to irrigate several of our fields throughout the April-November dry season to maintain fresh food throughout the year.
Our orchard contains over 400 banana, orange, grapefruit, guava, and mango trees.
Our 40 dairy cows provide fresh milk to the children in the village as well as beef. We have 200 egg layers, providing eggs for the Village, the school, and the restaurant. We regularly have 400-500 broilers that are maturing to provide chicken for the meals for children in the Village. A herd of 80 goats also provide meat.
The Elizabeth house was built in 2017 to provide a safe place for young girls who become pregnant. The pregnancy rate among young women is very high in the rural areas of Zambia. Often girls are forced to leave their homes when the pregnancy is discovered. Also, although against the law, girls often attempt to abort using very primitive and unsafe means, meaning that they are never able to have children again. The Elizabeth house is place where the girls can come, receive excellent medical attention, training in taking care of their babies, and most of all love and encouragement.
Two infirmaries provide health services to the Village and School. Students who become sick can be examined in the School Infirmary. The Village Infirmary is a place for children and staff in the Village to receive basic medical care. A full-time medical doctor serves both infirmaries. She also works with the local government hospital for health needs beyond the scope of infirmary services.
Learn About Our Model.
Our village is just one of our points of focus, learn about the rest of our model.
Education is the backbone of growth and opens doors to a wide range of future possibilities.
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