At VOH Bwiza, we offer baby classes, preschool, and kindergarten on-site. After students complete preschool, they attend public school in the surrounding community, and we cover their tuition fees. In addition to tuition, we also provide students with any books, uniforms, school supplies, and clothing they may need. All the children come back to the centre after school for extra lessons and tutoring.
We provide healthcare for those who need it by partnering with local clinics. For example, if one of our children is sick, our medical officer coordinates with the child’s caregivers and gets the child to a local clinic or hospital. VOH Bwiza then covers any medical bills. We also provide health education and training to our children, their guardians, VOH staff, and volunteers. This education includes First Aid training, information on nutrition, and guidance on monitoring a child’s growth.
We provide three meals each day to the children who live on-site, which the housemother and auntie prepare. In addition, we provide breakfast and lunch for the children who live in the community through our daily feeding program. We make sure all meals are well-balanced, meet nutritional requirements, and contain a variety of vitamins, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
We have two children’s homes on-site: one girls’ home and one boys’ home. Each home has seven children and a housemother who cares for them. The housemother prepares meals for the children and makes sure they are healthy and doing well. Our leadership team and staff meet regularly with the housemothers to discuss any concerns they may have with any of the children and plan how we can best care for each child based on their individual needs.