Category Archive for "SOHO News"

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Seeking Hope

March 31, 2016
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When I began my freshman year at Ball State University, I was introduced to orphan aid through our mandatory summer reading, Little Princes. Immediately, my heart went out to the 12 young boys in the book, and I was inspired…

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Saving Orphans and my Sanity. Working with SOHO while on the job hunt.

January 14, 2016
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We moved back to the states about two months ago, looking for jobs. Perhaps, and to our surprise, the most interesting/frustrating/complicated adventure yet. In the meantime, I decided to reach out to a group that I worked with in 2013,…

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Hakuna Matata!

June 16, 2015
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Chelsie, one of our peer leaders, describes our amazing safari experience at Hlane Royal National Park where we tracked lions, elephants, giraffes, rhinos and more native African animals: “Hakuna Matata! It means no worries for the rest of your days!”…

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Lauren’s View ~ PLAFAA

May 18, 2015
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American teens these days have been raised in a media saturated environment. They turn on the TV and there is a rapid-fire torrent of visual stimulation. Phones have their own pulses with the way they constantly vibrate bringing in new…

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SEWING GUILD TO THE RESCUE!

March 11, 2015
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One of the disadvantages of being a girl in southern Africa is the business of monthly periods. They are a source of intense stress to girls because very few have access to sanitary pads. They are unaffordable and troublesome to dispose of, as menstrual periods seem to bring a sense of shame along with them.

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School Fees and Uniforms

March 11, 2015
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I had not seen eyes that spoke so eloquently or so silently in a long time although SOHO deals with urgent needs on a daily basis. The eyes were those of a girl, thirteen or fourteen, small for her age…

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Bringing Back the Hope

March 11, 2015
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When Nikki confessed that she wanted to die because life was no longer worth living, I searched for words to comfort her as she lay on a bed in my hotel room. She was there at my invitation after I…

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Send a Child to Camp

April 29, 2014
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  When school breaks in Swaziland, the risk of abuse increases for school children. The meal they receive at school is no longer available, and the protection of a school environment is no longer there.  SOHO will use this opportunity…

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Farewell to Lorraine Hope

April 29, 2014
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When SOHO Co-Founder, Cynthia Prime visited Swaziland for the first time eight years ago, among the volunteers who joined her was Lorraine Hope, a mission nurse from New Zealand.  Lorraine and her friend Edna Geelan from Australia remained dedicated volunteers…

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Time for Intervention

April 29, 2014
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A Message from CEO, Co-founder Cynthia J. Prime (photographed on left with child being fitted for clothing at The Welcome Place in Mhlosheni, Swaziland She was one of about thirty children at an orphan’s shelter, where SOHO had been invited…

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