In 2010, William and Sarah Modest, schoolteachers in the village of Nshupu, founded the Precious Orphans Children’s Home. Nine boys and girls from ages 6 through 11 years old live at the home. There, they are raised and cared for as a loving family.
Since 2011, Precious has been supported by Worldview. Generous donors were enlisted to sponsor the nine children, pay for their school tuition, and substantially improve the infrastructure at the rented site where the home is located.
Bathrooms were built, dorms improved, a chicken coop installed, and a bare concrete room became a cheerful classroom.
There, William and Sarah started a kindergarten program for children whose families are too poor to send them to crowded, government-sponsored schools. Now, morning and afternoon sessions offer animated small classes as well as a nutritious feeding program for over 65 village children at risk from malnutrition.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, and Rulers
Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Jump Ropes and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear
Bed Linens, Light Blankets, and Pillows
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.