Projects

Zoe For Kids Projects Overview

While Zoe For Kids has been known for its collection drives, we also seek to take on projects of a more ambitions nature… ones that will have a lasting impact on so many young lives.

September 2010: Daily Nutrition Program

Start Date: September 2010

Current Needs: ongoing financial support

Status: launched and on-going

Description:

Our first major project was setting up a Daily Nutrition Program.

In September 2012, Marchiano Ministries partnered with the Midwest Food Bank in Peoria, IL (www.midwestfoodbank.org also www.tendermercies.com ) who not only created this nutritious mixture, suitable to the culture and palettes of your kids, but donated it as well.  Since that time, shipments of this rice/bean mix, that is packed with nutrients and very filling, has been prepared, cooked and served along with meat and veg to our kids on a daily basis.  Additional meals are packaged up for the most destitute to take home with them.  A local nurse has observed that since this nutrition program went into affect last year, she is seeing less and less children falling below the average growth curve for other children their age.  This ZoeForKids Project is making a difference!!

TBD: School Kitchen Build Out

Est Start Date: TBD

Current Needs: prayer and financial support

Status: planning

Description:

TBD: Majakeneng Busing for Sunday School

Est Start Date: TBD

Current Needs: prayer and financial support

Status: Consultations with Flames Church

Description:  The overwhelming response to the October 2013 Outreach program in Majakeneng Village has resulted in a torrent of children wanting desperately to attend Sunday School.  Flames Church is having to provide food for the increased number of children and rent additional buses which is very expensive.  Our hearts desire is to find a more efficient way to transport these children so that they can be spiritually and physically nourished each Sunday.

TBD: Majakeneng Church Build Out

Est Start Date: TBD

Current Needs: prayer and financial support

Status: Consultations with Flames Church

Description:  We have a vision to build a local church within Majakeneng Village, that would not only serve as a church building, but a place where children could be mentored and tutored with their school work and receive personal counseling as necessary.

TBD: Zoe House

Est Start Date: TBD

Current Needs: prayer

Status: waiting for God’s timing

Description: 

Christmas Shoes founder, Sally Herman, and Pastor Martin/AlcyTivane from Flames Christian Church and Bruce Marchiano of Marchiano Ministries have a shared vision for establishing Zoe House… it would be a small “village” that the most destitute of these orphans would call “home”.  It is here that they will have four small homes set up to house 8-10 children along with a momma and assistant.  On the grounds, they will have a teacher, their own social worker and mentoring/ counseling services The target population for this home are the 40 or so children who have no guardians, no identity cards, and when school is not in session, they have no supervision or provision… they are totally abandoned and on their own.