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Christmas is Coming

15 October 2018

Alternative Christmas gifts have become increasingly popular over the years. With a genuine effort to avoid consumerism, people are on the lookout for something meaningful to give to loved ones at this festive time of year. Look no further.

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Rubbish Science - Rohingya Refugees

24 September 2018

Rubbish Science aims to empower communities through the development of scientific literacy.

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Amatelaz Success Stories

19 September 2018

Here's a little insight into three special people.

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100% Success

12 February 2018

I spoke to Philip this morning who was excited to tell me some great news.

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DR Congo - Hebron Home

30 October 2017

We are working with project co-ordinators Marie and Donald Kazadi at Hebron Home in the Katanga Region, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Sierra Leone Trip April 2019

Visiting our children at Heaven Homes.

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Sierra Leone Trip Nov 2018

Visiting our children at Heaven Homes.

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Zimbabwe - Children of Hope

1 January 0001

Throughout Zimbabwe there are countless orphans living with their extended family both in the high density suburbs and in the rural areas.

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Zimbabwe - Nzeve School for the Deaf

1 January 0001

Children who are deaf are assumed to be cursed in local tradition. Many have their tongues cut by the witch doctors to release them from the curse.

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Zimbabwe - Amatelaz

1 January 0001

Children who have parents at home are often supported with their homework and generally encouraged to make the most of their learning opportunity.

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Sierra Leone - Heaven Homes

1 January 0001

Through our partners in Sierra Leone we are caring for orphan survivors of Ebola, supporting the care structure around them.

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Ghana - King's Village

1 January 0001

We are proud to be working with the King's Village, our partners in Northern Ghana. Ann and Terry Carpenter, our Project Coordinators, have been involved with the village for over 10 years and continue to work on our behalf ensuring the support we send is both relevant and effective.

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Jamaica - Keep a Child

1 January 0001

Project coordinator Veronica is working with her local school, helping vulnerable children to have the chance of an education.

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Nepal - Keep a Child

1 January 0001

Operation Orphan began working in Nepal after responding to the Earthquakes of 2015. This was the first deployment of our Crisis Response Team and whilst in country Brad forged a great partnership with a local organisation called the National Mission Commission of Nepal.

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Vietnam - Friendship House

1 January 0001

Looking after children requires long term commitment. Our partnership with Friendship House continues to empower the local team to raise these children, creating hope for a brighter future.

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Uganda - Pencott Valley School

1 January 0001

Operation Orphan are working with our partners at Pencott Valley Primary School in Uganda to provide education for orphans and vulnerable children living in the surrounding slum.

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Rubbish Science

1 January 0001

Rubbish Science empowers people. By helping to develop systematic strategies for problem-solving, they are empowered to deal with real issues that impact their lives. Using these new skills with resources that are freely available to them, young people can improve the quality of their lives and communities.

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Children of Hope Mid Year Update 2016

24 November 2016

The Children of Hope team in Zimbabwe are doing a tremendous job, in very difficult circumstances, to maintain the high level of care and support for these children.

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Assessments at Amatelaz

24 November 2016

Following recent school exams, Jacob and I decided to ask the children at Amatelaz Homework Centre to assess how their learning and behaviour has improved and what could still be improved on.

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Now I am the Father!

1 December 2016

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Letters to Pencott

12 January 2017

Today we popped into one of our long term schools who have been supporting Pencott Valley Primary School in Uganda for over 8 years. This school has really understood the importance of sustained income and we are thrilled that we can come back and update them on how we’ve used their donations.

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Safe Travels

7 March 2017

Donald and Marie are travelling to Congo in March to continue the work of developing the new home and they will also be working at expanding the productivity of the farm.

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Stories from Sakubva

16 March 2017

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Keep a Child Learning Tertiary Scholarship Fund

21 March 2017

Securing a child’s education lays the foundation for them to build a strong future. When a child is orphaned they often become the lowest priority and can be seen as a financial burden to the extended family that absorbs them into care.

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A Dream Come True

18 April 2017

Red dust between my toes, insect bites plastered all over my legs, yet I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long time. My dream has always been to help children who have lost their parents and this week I realised how this dream has become reality.

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Under the Mango Tree

27 April 2017

Write something for a blog! A blog! I have never blogged in my life. Do I really have to?

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Julia’s Sierra Leone Trip

8 May 2017

The first thing that hits you about Sierra Leone is the heat – literally, as you step off the plane, smack! There it is!

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Children of Hope – March 2017

9 May 2017

Some sad news. Nancy Chulu, the Care Coordinator for Children of Hope, whom we have worked with since before Operation Orphan was registered, passed away from cancer at the end of last year.

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Pencott from strength to strength

9 May 2017

“I’d love the children who come to Pencott to leave with an impact in their heart as well as their mind”.  Philip, Director at Pencott Valley School, told us this on the first day of our most recent trip in February.

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Starting the New Term

15 May 2017

We have just received these lovely photos from Ghana. The children are looking smart in their new uniforms, all ready for the new term ahead. We wish them all the best with their studies.

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The Box

25 July 2017

It is the rainy season in Sierra Leone and it is the rainy season in the West Highlands of Scotland. The sky is heavy and grey; the glen is just like Eyeore’s Gloomy Place with swarms of midgies for added measure.

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Fit For Purpose!

12 September 2017

Just look at all this amazing stuff! When our Global Expedition team was in Sierra Leone earlier this year , we asked Kippy (Founder & Country Director of Heaven Homes) what kind of items are most needed.

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Sustainability is Key!

12 September 2017

Since partnering with Marie and Donald to help the orphans in DR Congo we have been able to share lots of positive stories.

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Mudslide Crisis Response Sierra Leone

19 September 2017

In the early hours of the morning on 14th August 2017 Freetown was hit by devastating flooding and mudslides.

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Signing in the Community

8 September 2016

Deaf adults and staff at Nzeve teach sign language in short workshops and in the evening at a sign language course. Last term we taught 30 policemen, 35 people wanting to be sign language interpreters, 20 college students and 150 school children.

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Amatelaz Sewing Club Report 2nd Term 2016

27 August 2016

This term has been a good one with every child giving her best. Their interest in sewing has been amazing. This project has helped them a lot and an added advantage to Jane and Most because they are also doing sewing as a practical subject at School.

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Amatelaz Garden Club Report 2nd Term 2016

27 August 2016

Handsome, Rutendo and Newton are attending almost every week . Wellington was sent back to school by the cousin brother and is now attending school in Masvingo. He was suppose to finish his plumbing course this coming third term.

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Great first term in Mutare

22 June 2016

It’s been a really exciting start to the new term at the Amatelaz Homework Centre in Mutare, Eastern Zimbabwe!

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School's Fundraising!

24 February 2012

We are in Lancashire visiting six different schools, all of which have chosen to raise funds to help children through Operation Orphan!

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A great term in Hanoi

10 June 2016

The children at the Friendship House have completed their first school term. The report below is from those who have invested huge amounts of time and energy into caring for the children.

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Shelter from the Rain

8 April 2016

Here are some photographs we received last week from Philip and Margaret, our project coordinators in Uganda.

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I want to go to School!

4 April 2016

“I want to go to school!” Not many teenagers I know would say that! Kids tend to take school for granted and long for the holidays.

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Circle Time at Nzeve

26 February 2016

Circle time is an important time of day at Nzeve. Children all want to tell their news and stories!

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Support and Counselling for Nzeve

25 February 2016

Deaf children and adults have the same need for support and counselling as hearing people, but rarely get the help they need due to communication challenges.

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Natasha

16 February 2016

I am delighted to announce that Natasha has passed all 11 subjects of her O Level (Zimsec) exams with 4 As, 6 Bs and a C. (These are equivalent to the UK GCSE exams.)

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Family Learning at Nzeve

1 February 2016

Violet is a young girl who lives in very difficult circumstances. The family is growing and Violet is the eldest of her mother’s three children.

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Senior’s Sewing Story

25 January 2016

Senior was orphaned whilst still in primary school and through Amatelaz found a place where he received love, care and opportunity.

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An Update from Jamaica

22 January 2016

We wanted to send you a quick update from us, here in Jamaica.

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Training Teachers!

21 January 2016

It was a delight to see Maxwell last week and celebrate the successful completion of his first year at Teacher Training College. His third term placement was out of town in the rural areas however this term he is working at a school in Sakubva, near to where he lives.

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A Salon of Hope

20 January 2016

had the privilege of visiting Peter’s Hair Salon whilst visiting Zimbabwe last week. Peter, Daniel and Nomsa were orphaned 12 years ago. Nancy Chulu, our amazing project coordinator for Children of Hope, found this child headed family in the high density suburb of Sakubva.

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Zimbabwe Expedition June 2013

22 July 2013

The expedition consisted of visiting the various projects that Operation Orphan supports as well as exploring the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe.

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Buildings of Pencott

15 December 2015

Pencott School, a familiar sight for most of us here on the Operation Orphan Team. The school is made from a few buildings built in close succession in an ‘L’ shape around what they use as their playing field.

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Fish for Fees

14 December 2015

Philip and his wife Margaret never seem to be satisfied by how they are helping the community of Nabigyo. Philip himself openly admits that most of the micro businesses that they set up are mostly implemented and run by Margaret.

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Children at Pencott

14 December 2015

During our trip to Uganda we had the joy of spending a couple of days with the children at the school.

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Bog-eyed Jog

6 November 2015

In June staff and pupils at Eccleston Primary School worked really hard to raise funds for Pencott Valley Primary School in Uganda.

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Raising the Standard of Teaching and Learning 2014

21 March 2014

We had an absolutely wonderful time in Uganda. Four of us (UK teachers) went there during our half term. We spent time inspiring and developing the teachers there who work day-in day-out at Pencott Valley Primary School.

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Charity Cards on Sale NOW…

16 September 2015

We have had some exciting fundraising developments in the form of BEAUTIFUL greetings cards.

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USA: A Mile Stone

11 September 2015

Over the last year and a half we have been working at establishing a presence in the USA. I am pleased to announce that yesterday, 10/9/2015 we received our first donation from an American citizen through our new website.

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Jamaica: Keep a Child Learning Update

10 September 2015

When a child’s life is positively impacted by a small gesture, hope and potential are released. Our team in Jamaica have sent this report only days after the pilot project ‘Keep a child Learning Jamaica’ began.

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Zimbabwe: Children of Hope Update

9 September 2015

All is well this with the school fees all paid up for those who brought their school reports on time. Things have improved since we introduced ‘bring a report first before we pay fees’ policy.

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Jamaica: Keep a Child Learning

8 September 2015

Last week we started our pilot project in Jamaica, Caribbean to keep children in school.

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School’s Back

25 April 2015

We had great news this week that the schools in Sierra Leone have now opened again, which means that our wonderful children are able to go back to school to continue their education, and also establish more of a routine.

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Cyrilyn’s Zimbabwe Story

26 February 2015

Some of my most memorable moments would have to include hand-painting at Nzeve (deaf school) and seeing not just the reaction of the children but also the staff!

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Sarah’s Zimbabwe Story

26 February 2015

Visiting Zimbabwe was an amazing and very special experience. From the first moment of meeting the team at the airport I felt excited to be going away with some wonderful people; and they didn’t disappoint!

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Sophie’s Zimbabwe Story

26 February 2015

On our first day we were up early to attend a Sunday morning church service in the local community.

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Lucy’s Zimbabwe Story

26 February 2015

One of the most enjoyable parts of going on global expeditions with Operation Orphan is spending time with the people involved.

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Kathy’s Zimbabwe Story

26 February 2015

First impressions of Zimbabwe. We left Harare in warm sunshine to be greeted along the 4+hours road journey by a circulating thunderstorm and torrential rain…I am not keen on thunder so driving on these African roads was quite an adventure. Our poor driver could hardly see out of the windscreen.

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Sun, rain and smiling faces!

27 October 2014

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Children in Hanoi, Vietnam

29 September 2014

We are excited that the children we help are spread across the world!

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Great news from Zimbabwe!

22 August 2014

Our lovely Natasha has been selected to be a prefect in her Olevel year.

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Sewing Club

6 March 2018

So great to get feedback from our Amatelaz project in Zimbabwe.

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Running with Purpose!

23 April 2018

James got in touch with Operation Orphan last year when we put out a Facebook post advertising our first ever charity place in the London Marathon.

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In-Kind Donations

24 April 2018

We are so grateful to local Beeston company J&B Autos for supporting us by letting us use their vans!

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Experiences of Amatelaz

23 November 2017

It was such a joy to visit Amatelaz Homework Centre and experience the enthusiasm and passion of the 37 children that regularly attend.

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Natasha's News

23 November 2017

When I met up with Natasha she had two more A level exams to sit and then she would have completed her secondary school education. She was writing Maths, Biology and Chemistry.

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Maxwell, Almost There!

17 November 2017

I caught up with Maxwell this week who is in the process of handing in his course work having completed his final exams. This is the end of his three year teacher training course and he will know his results just before Christmas.

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Shepherd's Success

17 November 2017

I had the privilege of meeting Shepherd at Zimbos Cafe in Mutare.

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TEFL Graduate in Zim

10 September 2018

It's never too late to learn new skills. Nev proves this to be true as she qualifies as a TEFL teacher before returning to visit the project she started many years ago.

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Amatelaz Sewing Club

25 September 2018

Who knew that one sewing lesson could lead to a career for life!

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Who Likes a Curry?

4 September 2018

Free Welcome Drink! Join us at this fabulous charity dinner. You will be donating to Operation Orphan by purchasing your ticket alone!

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Update from Nepal

2 December 2016

Together with the National Mission Commission of Nepal, we are financially supporting 13 orphan children in Nepal. Some of these children lost their parents during the earthquake in 2015.

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Learning in Vietnam

26 September 2017

The children at the Friendship House have just finished their second school term.  We are very happy that 6 of our children have achieved above average results this term.

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From Nottingham to Moldova

16 October 2018

Helping children in Moldova to keep warm and be able to attend school.

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A little Rice

11 September 2017

UN Coordintor in Nepal reports: ‘As of 16 August, 18,320 families are confirmed to have been displaced, and 75,000 families affected by the flooding.

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Wedding Gifts

5 November 2018

Even on their own wedding day this couple were thinking of others. We are so encouraged to have such amazing supporters whose giving helps us to keep children safe, warm, healthy and learning.

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