Buseko Children’s Home
Located in the middle of Grace Academy, about 20 minutes outside Ndola, Buseko Home (pronounced bu say ko, meaning house of joy) houses the children in our care who are under the age of 6. Strategically placed at the heart of our complex, Buseko has it’s own fully stocked medical room, kitchen, living room, washrooms and sleeping rooms: This way, we can keep a schedule more suitable for our littlest ones while allowing them to abundantly enjoy the care and fervor of our older children who play an integral part of their lives. Buseko Home has a high caregiver/child ratio its own designated dorm mums who work on rotation and the children regularly visit the doctor to ensure they are healthy. Our vision is to raise the children in a family atmosphere and not in an institution.
All our children are HIV/AIDS infected or affected. Most have lost both parents to the disease. Many of the children, when first admitted are suffering from severe malnutrition and the full-blown effects of HIV/AIDS, often combined with tuberculosis. They are also heavily burdened with grief and other emotional wounds. At Buseko Home, we have a high caregiver/child ratio and our Home is staffed 24 hours a day. However, within a short time, most respond favourably to the good nutrition and medical care (including ARV therapy) given as part of the care we provide. Soon they start feeling healthy and strong and are thriving under the loving warmth of our caregivers. Buseko Home is truly a house of joy!
Up to 80% of children born to HIV positive mothers in developing countries don't have HIV.
(That percentage is greater in Western countries). Children born to HIV positive mothers might test positive at birth because of their mother’s antibodies that are is in their system. It takes approximately 18 months for a child to develop/produce? their own antibodies. At that time a true reading of their HIV status can be obtained. The children that come to us all have compromised immune systems and need proper nutrition and medical attention to survive. HIV positive children on ARV’s can live almost a normal life span. They can grow up to be successful, productive, contributing members of society with families and children of their own.
The Buseko Children’s Home is run 100% by a national staff.
We have provided computer training, driving lessons and there is continual staff training sessions empowering the staff to properly manage the ministry and care of the children. The emphasis is on creating a family atmosphere. The ministry goes beyond the children to ministering to their families and community. Most of our caregivers are widows with several children of their own at home and by employing them we are enabling them to care for their own families in a sustainable and dignified way.
Evangelism is the thrust of the ministry and we see so many people come to the Lord through the counseling they receive at the Home. This includes grief counseling and helping people deal with the many issues of AIDS, ie; guilt, anger, shame, etc. Our prayer is that the children will grow up to be the leaders of their country. We are praying that God will raise a generation of people that will make an impact for the Lord in their country.
Buseko Children’s Home Pre – School.
To ensure that our children get a head start in their education, we have started our own pre school right on the Buseko site. It is by far the best pre school in the city because of the many resources provided by Seeds of Hope. It is a place where the children have fun as they learn by playing games, singing songs, doing puzzles. They are learning creativity, using their imagination, learning to dream and having fun as they learn their abc’s and 1,2,3’s.
The Buseko Children’s Home was founded and is funded by Seeds of Hope Children’s Ministry™.
Once the children reach six years of age, they are transferred to Grace Academy. They live in a family setting with dorm parents and eight children to a home.
For further information on the Buseko Home or if you would like to visit please do not hesitate to contact us. It would be our privilege to assist you.
Have a question or concern? Please contact us at 877-236-4673 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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