When his father passed away, Moses was just 3 years old. It hasn’t been easy, as his mother earns what little she can making & selling charcoal and doing piecework such as gardening or doing other people’s laundry. For many Zambian families this would mean that Moses would have dropped out of school, maybe even before he was teenager, to find low paying work himself.
That’s not a foundation for a successful future, and so we’re glad to say that Moses is still in school – thanks to the caring folks at Livingstone Christian Centre, who are helping Moses and his mom. And thanks to support from people like you!
Moses still has challenges to overcome. One is his health. An extended illness kept him back in his schooling and he is shown here in grade 7 instead of grade 9 where his age would normally place him. Thankfully he received the medical help he needed and has medication to help him get stronger.
When we champion hope for at-risk children, we know that each child faces unique obstacles to overcome to achieve success in life. Vulnerable children usually come from vulnerable families who are generally doing the very best they can to overcome generational poverty, tragic loss, or illness.
But Moses has a chance at hope now. The new Zambia After School Club will give him holistic support through tutoring, nutrition support, discipleship, counseling & life skills.
*Child’s name has been changed to protect his privacy