How successful is Beacon of Hope and Joy and how does its success reflect in the community?
In March of 2007 BOHJ provided tuition, some books, and uniforms for only 33 children in first grade through high school. BOHJ has grown to servicing over 500 vulnerable children in Harare and in 2 rural schools in Sanyati and Gokwe. BOHJ’s presence has brought a new sense of hope and expectancy to the children and their guardians, who are mostly grandmothers. The communities are celebrating the involvement of BOHJ and willingly becoming involved in the development of community boards which assist in coordinating sewing and counseling projects.
What beliefs and morals are BOHJ teaching?
BOHJ believes in the sanctity of human life and that children need protection and guidance while they are young. We also believe that good morals and values should be part of a child’s training as they grow. BOHJ partners with the guardians in making counseling resources available to them as needed.
We are excited that two new programs, which foster our beliefs and morals, are being offered to the sponsored children.
First, Mailbox Club International develops personal Biblical knowledge and discipleship through progressive lessons.
Second, True Love Waits International develops a moral commitment to abstinence and purity in their relationships.
Grief counseling is currently being provided by Joyce to the older children and the community.