Visiting and serving in the orphanage (Zambia)
IAYSP Zambia had a program with our partners VSI talk motivation and also other youth organizations on March 12, 2020. Participants visited an orphanage in the southern part of Kamwala called, St. Lawrence Home of Hope. In celebration of Youth Day, IAYSP joined youth in the orphanage and also offered a small donation to support the children. There were five participants from IAYSP and together with approximately 30 youth in the orphanage.
St. Lawrence Home of Hope orphanage is a Catholic-run orphanage and is supported by the company DAPP. This orphanage only has boys, 65 total, with ages ranging from 4-13 years old. (There is a separate orphanage for girls in Chilanga).
The program started at 11:30 a.m. with the children playing together. There were various ice breakers and games which really made the boys happy. The program director of the orphanage, Mr Bout, thanked everyone, encouraged IAYSP to continue this valuable work and asked us to come again. The event ended at 2:00 p.m. with a group picture and goodbyes.