Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Makeni Extension work report

Please click on the title (above) to see latest Zambia report on Agricultural extension work funded by AAA.

Makeni Newsletter

Please click on title (above) to see Makeni centre's latest newsletter, from Zambia

Letter from Makeni orphan who is now a teacher

Makeni Ecumenical centre

Po box 50255,

Lusaka, Zambia.

23 December 2010.

Dear friends of Makeni,

I am very happy to write to you. I hope this letter finds you in good health and if so, may the name of our Lord Jesus be praised, because you are indeed good people who deserve every goodness from God.

I write to you to say thank you very much for your moral, emotional, spiritual and financial support that you gave me throughout my life. You truly have a heart to serve human kind, most especially the orphans. I pray that God will continue to bless you so that my remaining brothers and sisters at St. Nicholas Home will be able to receive the support I received all round from grade six up to the time that I have now become a teacher. Without your help all would have not been possible. I pray that in the near future I will open my own school where I will be of help to the under-privileged through education, as it is the key to success and of course good moral behaviour.

There were times in life I just felt like my whole world is gone. But your love towards us always kept me realise that, there are people in this world who care about us even though they are very far away. Your support towards me and every child at St. Nicholas Children’s Home is very important because it goes beyond what our parents and guardians would have offered. Your support is surely the greatest thing I have received in this world. I will continue thanking you and pray for you everyday as long as I live.

There are many orphans who have dropped out of school because of financial difficulties. Thank God that I have not been a victim of such. The reason why this has happened to me……….??? Definitely, …… the answer is because you have played a role of a parent in my life and made sure that I attained the required education. I am currently waiting for my Teacher’s Certificate and it appears MEC wants to retain me as a Teacher at the Centre for now.

I really don’t know how to thank you because am ever short of words whenever I think of the wonders that you the friends of Makeni are doing for us and other people around the world. May God bless the works of your hands. Zikomo kwambiri. {thank you very much} once again.

Wishing you a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

Yours with a lots of love,

Bertha Kabwe

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Mary Bomford

At the end of 2010, Mary Bomford stepped down as coordinator and Board chair of African AIDS Angels for health reasons. She will continue to be involved, but not to the same degree.

Mary has devoted a tremendous amount of time for more than 6 years to building a successful organization. She has inspired many others to become involved. Everyone appreciated Mary's openness, her commitment and her good humour.

Operations will continue as before, with the Board of Directors making adjustments to roles. If you have any queries or needs, please send an email to africanaidsangels@gmail.com and you will receive a prompt reply.