November 2019 Calendar of HOPE…

Paying school fees for orphans continues to be one of the main areas of concern for Project HOPE. Ensuring a vulnerable child has access to education is a foundational approach to helping that individual become self-sustaining. It is a long term goal but with school fees paid, a uniform and shoes along with books, an orphan has a door open to unlimited possibilities.

Project HOPE has been supporting orphans in Zambia, like this young boy, since 2001. While the sheer number of children served over the years is significant, what is more important is the growing population of doctors, nurses, teachers and community business leaders who are now graduating college/university and returning to their villages to build sustainable communities. These same qualified and professional individuals were once vulnerable orphans. They were given hope through this program of support.

Like our young friend from Kasama in this month’s Calendar of HOPE image, his future is bright as he has access to education through funding from Project HOPE. Where will he be in another twelve years? The possibilities are endless but one thing is certain. Another orphan has a future with opportunity to become self-sustaining. Why not give an orphan HOPE and donate today? For just $50 you can open the door to education for a vulnerable child.

The Nile crocodile is native to freshwater habitats in Africa, where it is present in 26 countries. On average, the adult male Nile crocodile is between 3.5 and 5 metres in length and weighs 225 to 750 kilograms. However, specimens exceeding 6.1 metres in length and weighing up to 1,090 kilograms have been recorded. It is the largest freshwater predator in Africa, and may be considered the second-largest extant reptile and in the world. They have thick, scaly, heavily armored skin. This crocodile was photographed in a small lagoon pond in the South Luangwa National Park, partially hidden in the floral.