WELCOME

The Children of Zion Village is a Christian home for orphans 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 57 children. Most of the children have been placed in our care because they have lost their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to AIDS.
 
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".

VILLAGE NEWS

Watch Out Windhoek, Here They Come!

Sixteen of our students were selected from all of the school athletes in the Katima Mulilo area to be part of regional sports teams.  Nine girls are currently in Windhoek representing the Caprivi Region in a national girls soccer tournament.  Seven of our boys are in Windhoek representing the Caprivi Region in a national boys basketball tournament.  This is an exciting time for the children to compete as well as to take a trip to Namibia's capital city.

Newest Edition to the Family

The newest edition to our Children of Zion Village family is Nsala, a sweet baby just a few weeks old.  The children and staff have all fallen in love with her.  Here is Dave, our Interim Director, with baby Nsala.

 

 

During the recent school break, many of our children had the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in the villages of their birth. This was a good time to re-connect with their history and with extended family who remain in the villages.

Vocational Schooling

The Vocational College in Katima Mulilo has opened up its doors to our older children. Ten of our teens have begun to take classes in brick laying, joinery and clothing technology in addition to the academic schooling they continue at our COZV mission school. We seek to have the children in our care well prepared to enter independent living when they leave COZV. Soon to open is our transitional housing for some of these same teens.

Please pray for our blossoming young adults as they grow toward independence.

GoodSearch Donations

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Our new Children of Zion Vilalge toolbar is free to download and allows you to raise money for COZV every time you search or shop online! Once added to Internet Explorer or Firefox, each time you shop online a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to COZV. The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to COZV. http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/children-of-zion-village

Please hurry and do this now so that we can earn the $1 bonus per toolbar!

And, please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference for our cause!

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COZV Athletes

A group of our students participated in a regional track competition, with a number of them gaining wins. Djolo and Lisedi ran with times fast enough to qualify them for the national competition recently held in Swakopmund. Both did very well, and Djolo received the bronze medal. In this photo he is standing next to Frank Fredericks, a Namibian world track champion who currently sits on the International Olympic Committee.

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Goty and Petro have been playing soccer on a regional adult team and have been offered spots on a team traveling to Windhoek this week to play in the televised Coca-Cola Cup.