So far we have flown Toronto to Dubai, Dubai to Lusaka, Lusaka to Solwezi, Solwezi to Lusaka and most recently Lusaka to Ndola then Ndola to Kasama. All thanks to Proflight. Proflight is Zambia’s in country flight service and without the ability to fly to these areas it would take far too long by roads to reach all our projects.
Despite the great distances, Proflight affords us to travel quickly here but there are still hundreds of kilometres of local roads to drive. Potholes overwhelmingly occupy more of the road than tarmac, unfortunately, so getting around can be incredibly slow and painful – literally. Our recent 4.5 hour drive to Nyangombe was not unlike operating a jackhammer for the same period of time. Our taxi drove more in the ditch rather than descend and climb in and out of each vast pothole.
Fortunately, despite the conditions, the arrival at the end of the saga is well worth the effort. Nyangombe never disappoints!
Orphan boys join us for a visit at Nyangombe in this photograph taken in May 2017. The boys live in the villages surrounding Nyangombe in the northwest province of Zambia and rely on the support of
Project HOPE for payment of their school fees and basic resources. They are serious about their education and know that attending school is key to having a future. Please consider contributing a donation to help pay school fees for an orphan at Nyangombe. Your gift can bring hope!
The community care teams of Nyangombe continue to do a great job of caring over 200 widows and orphans in the villages surrounding the mission. On Sunday afternoon Executive Director Christopher Graves had the chance to tour with Charles Kafweta and visit with many women and children.
“The incredible work of the care teams ensures that vulnerable people are not forgotten” shared Graves. “They travel great distances to visit and make sure people are getting basic resources.”
Thanks to the generosity of the Carpentry Union of Hamilton, over $1,700 worth of tools were delivered to the carpentry school at Nyangombe on Saturday. The donation means that each graduating student will receive their own tool set to begin their careers as carpenters.
Ken Murray, who has joined Project HOPE Executive Director Christopher Graves on this trip, is a member of the union and asked his executive about making the gift. A big thank you to Local 18 for providing the tools!