Believing that Christ has called us to “The Great Commission”, Children of Zion, Inc. cares for orphaned and vulnerable children in Namibia, and provides a Christian education for those in the local community. In partnership with churches, Christian organizations, the Namibian government, and our local staff, we are raising children to become Christian leaders for Namibia’s future.
The Children of Zion Village was originally established as a Christian home for orphans of the AIDS pandemic in the southern African nation of Namibia. It is located along the Zambezi River in the northeast corner of Namibia. Our children come from several different tribal and language groups.
The “village” opened in January, 2003 and is now home to about 50 children. In the beginning, most of the children were placed in our care because they had lost their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to AIDS. Today children may be placed with us for a variety of reasons. They may be orphaned because of AIDS or other illness, or may have become vulnerable because of parental illness, incarceration, poverty, neglect, or human trafficking.
Here the boys and girls receive love, nutrition, shelter, healthcare, academic, vocational and Bible education, and become part of one large Christian family. Our missionaries, volunteers, and Namibian staff work together to raise the children in our “village”.
After establishing and operating our school for our own children for several years we found that there was a great need among non-vulnerable children in our community for a Christian education. In obedience to “The Great Commission” we expanded our school to also invite local children from the community to join with our children in receiving a quality Christian education.
There are many ways you can get involved with Children of Zion Village.
First and foremost, we ask for your prayers. Scripture tells us “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective” and we appreciate them greatly.
We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteer mission work is a unique and spiritually rewarding experience. The Bible teaches us to care for those who are left at the fringes of society. Volunteering at Children of Zion is a unique opportunity to put your faith to work in a place of great need.
Individual volunteers are needed for periods ranging from one month to one year. Arrival and departure dates are flexible throughout the year. We also invite Volunteer Teams for two weeks and longer. For more information about volunteering at Children of Zion Village see our GO page.
Giving is another great way to get involved. Nothing we do would be possible without our faithful donors who continue to support our mission financially. If you are interested in donating to our mission please see our GIVE page.