Since we have now been able to fully fund the medical clinic in Zambia, we are working on two new projects. First, our goal is to raise funds in order to build dorms which will house nearly 300 students at the Jonathan Sim Legacy School in Twachiyanda. We've found that the distance these children have to walk to get to school every day is so demanding that they have begun to sleep in the school buildings. The solution to this problem is to build housing at the school so they have a bed to sleep on and feet that won't wear from walking long distances. The other project we're working towards is funding 14 Orphan Hope Centers in Swaziland. Each center will consist of a safe, three-room facility that will be used for teaching, cooking, counseling, and organized activities and sports. The centers will also offer health care, life-skills education, training in gardening and animal husbandry, after-school activities, and nonformal education. In addition, the project will provide clean water, latrines, and improved sanitation to each of the Hope Centers. Children's lives will be radically changed by these projects!!
With your help, we can make this happen. The Hoops of Hope team has been blown away by the passion, dedication, and generosity of each participant and donor this year. We thank everyone and ask for your continued prayers and support as we jump into these projects. With the help of kids and adults across the world, we've been able to meet each of our goals in the past. I believe, without a doubt, that we can do the same this year. It just takes a little bit of help from a lot of people and we can all play a part.