Category Archive for "SOHO News"

Grandmothers Grow 'Swazi Gold'

August 22, 2013
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‘Gogos’ also known as ‘grandmothers,’ play an important role in lives of the children we serve.  In our experience, when children are abandoned by family members, or left orphaned because of AIDS, it is up to this elderly population to…

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The Hope Seekers Concert for Social Change

August 21, 2013
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“I am a product of apartheid South Africa,” Thandeka Goba stated.  “How does the story begin that ends with children being trafficked?” The Concert for Social Change brought people together to listen to music, learn about the cause SOHO champions,…

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Rotary Grant Provides Educational Tools and School Supplies for The Welcome Place in Nhlambeni

August 21, 2013
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In January 2013, SOHO opened the Welcome Place in Nhalmbeni, Swaziland.  This was the second ‘Welcome Place’ SOHO has opened, the first in Mhlosheni, Swaziland. The community of Nhlambeni recognizes the new Welcome Place as a Neighborhood Care Point (NCP)…

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Another Stolen Childhood

July 9, 2013
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“Do you want to go with me to the hospital for a visit?” Xolile asked me. She was then employed by the NGO in Swaziland, with whom we partner to address abuse issues. “It’s a child, twelve. She’s pregnant, almost…

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Meet the Interns

July 8, 2013
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Emily Clark Emily Clark is a the program development and community outreach intern at SOHO. She is a recent graduate of of Ball State University, where she received a B.S. in health science. In September, she will be making a…

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Lift up your voices

July 1, 2013
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I never understood the depth of language that music is capable of expressing, until I faced a group of close to a hundred orphaned chidden waiting in line for the SOHO clinic team to set up in their community.  They had…

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Hope Rising

June 24, 2013
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There are some experiences that occur in your life that you do not shake off even after years have passed. The fresh suicide of a thirteen-year-old boy is one of them. I’d gone to his home as part of initial…

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Bare Essentials

June 11, 2013
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One of the most embarrassing experiences I’ve had was one of my trips to Swaziland where none of my luggage arrived. Typically, I carry a supply of the bare essentials just in case, but this time around at one of…

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A Rumor of Hope Rising

June 5, 2013
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The word ‘zulu’ is interpreted as: “a good rumor spread with the wind.” The term ‘vuma’ has been used to describe “being of one mind,” or “being in agreement.” I have learned that the needs of greatest magnitude can be addressed…

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A Manifesto for Hope

May 29, 2013
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We need a manifesto. The faces of children can be so revealing. I remember this little girl who stole my heart on my first trip to Swaziland. She had a pretty, round face, scarred at the forehead with ringworm infestation….

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