Testimony from Mosi-au-Tunya (Victoria Falls)

The Smart Choices program was initiated in Zimbabwe in 2011 and Victoria Falls is one of the first places where we established a Smart Choices team. One of the larger schools in the Victoria Falls village is Mosi-au-Tunya. Mosi-Au-Tunya refers to the falls and it means "The Smoke that Thunders."

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Here is a quote from one of the students from the Mosi-Au-Tunya high school at Victoria Falls Zimbabwe during our 2013 program. 

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Testimony of an Early Student

2006 Smart Choices Student

Mzingazi District, of Richards Bay, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

A few years ago I got a friend request on g+.  This is how our conversation went. . . 

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Giving Tuesday 2017 Trip

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Giving Tuesday has finally arrived. This starts off a month of year end fundraising to fund our mission for 2017.   As we look ahead to 2017, high on our priority list is our Mission Trip starting on January 13. For the first time ever, we are bringing each team leader with their spouse or a second team member to Johannesburg to a 4-day seminar. This is a total of about 32 participants. 

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Giving Tuesday 2017 Goals

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As giving Tuesday rapidly approaches many nonprofits wonder: Will our benefactors be able to help in this economic environment? The answer is consistent. Givers give; it is what they do. 

You are receiving this message because you have shown a tremendous commitment to Beacon of Hope's mission and I would like to ask you to consider joining our Annual Fund Campaign.  Gifts to an Annual Fund are only a 1-year commitment.  An Annual Fund Campaign is an effort to secure an annual budget early in the year from early one time gifts or monthly commitments.

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Giving Tuesday 2016 Successes

PEPFARPlaque.jpg As Beacon of Hope International prepares for this year’s Giving Tuesday Event, one of the things for which I am grateful is the loyalty and commitment of our generous benefactors to our group. Because of your support we have been able to accomplish major achievements together such as: 
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Central Busoga Diocese Youth Event

Our Smart Choices partner in Uganda, CASP (Canada Africa Schools Project) is participating a week long event being hosted by the Central Busoga Diocese.

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Beacon of Hope Major Milestone

Beacon of Hope reached a major milestone this week.  Thanks to the initiative and hard work of Janet Okoye, one of our Team Leaders in Richards Bay, South Africa, the Beacon of Hope - KZN board and teams have been awarded a grant through President Bush's PEPFAR AIDS fund. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief - PEPFAR
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2015 Year in Review

Wow! Another whole year has passed and it has been a very good and productive year for Beacon of Hope. It is our pleasure to give you, our valued supporters, an update on the great work being done by our African teams, and the new milestone we just reached this year. 

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2015 Trip Update 3

Week 2 Zimbabwe

Here we are already half way through our trip. Time flies when you are having fun. After arriving in Bulawayo on Saturday at about noon, we have packed in quite a bit of activity.

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2015 Africa Trip Update 1 from Glynn

We finally arrived in Ndola Zambia at about 6:00pm on Saturday night after about 34 hours of travel from leaving LAX.

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