Category Archive for "Swaziland"

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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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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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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A Frame of Reference

May 22, 2013
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I am a native of Trinidad in the Caribbean. Several decades ago when making my first trip to the U.S., I read about snow and thought about white, fluffy stuff in the sky. Before coming, I practiced holding ice in…

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A Pebble in the Pond

January 31, 2013
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Dear Friends, The reaction is often the same. When people come face to face with the immensity of the needs of child-headed households and the numbers of these households in southern Africa, a look of resignation comes over their faces. …

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Swaziland and Back – Reflections by Nova Southeastern University Students

July 17, 2012
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In mid-June, a team of twelve doctoral psychology students, practicing psychologist Dr. Gretchen Moy, and faculty member Dr. Stephan Campbell from Nova Southeastern University, joined forces with SOHO to provide an array of capacity building and counseling services to Swaziland….

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Meet Tenele and Simo

May 23, 2012
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Tenele Mbingo and Simo Dlamini are two siblings who are in need of child sponsorship. Eight year-old Tenele Mbingo was missing. Not many people were looking for her, and those who were had no idea where to start.  She was…

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MILE FOR A CHILD Race Day Registration

April 11, 2012
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It’s that time again, to Run and Walk for the lives of numerous children from child headed households.  This year’s MILE FOR A CHILD 5K Run and Walk will be hosted by Cardinal Communications from Ball State University in Muncie,…

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All in a Day's Work

August 22, 2011
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We left the Welcome Place to visit a family under consideration for SOHO sponsorship. Seven children living up in the hills. The landscape I striking, starkly beautiful. Mountainous and awe inspiring. At the end of a winding road, off in the bushes was a cluster of dilapidated huts on a homestead. The children wore ragged, slippers on their cold feet, eyes red rimmed. An old gogo sat outside watching life go by. She had a chronic helpless look, but there was a warm smile to greet us.

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The Welcome Place

August 21, 2011
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I left after the service to go to Mhlosheni Welcome Place for a Welcome Place Committee meeting. There is a team of about fifteen working  there, most of them volunteers.  Seven volunteer cooks, two teachers, five Committee members. We are…

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