Serenje Orphans Childrens Home
                      
                                     ( SOCH )

Serenje Orphans Appeal


lovingly supported
 
through
 
ZOA and SOA

SOCH ('Serenje Orphans Childrens Home') is an orphanage in Serenje, a small rural town in Zambia, some 500km from the capital city, Lusaka.  Residing at SOCH are 28 children mainly of Primary School age. Children leaving SOCH continue to be supported by SOCH through various initiatives. SOCH is officially registered in Zambia  (DRNGO 101/0832/18) 

Mission Statement of SOCH

SOCH EMPOWERS VULNERABLE ORPHANS AND CHILDREN BY PROVIDING A LOVING AND CARING HOME ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY RECEIVE ADEQUATE FEEDING AND BASIC EDUCATION AS WELL AS LIFE SKILLS. 


Latest News - November 2020
GOOD NEWS: The orphanage is open again after Covid-19 restrictions were reduced in Zambia. 
A new website which will eventually replace this one, has been designed by 2 Rome students, Will and Nef. It's still being refined but please take a look at it - it has a modern look with great recent photos. http://helpserenjeorphans.com 

NOT SO GOOD NEWS: Fundraising in their schools by ZOA and SOA is facing challenges as Covid cases rise again in Europe.  

ACTIONS TAKEN: An emergency budget for 2021 has been set, with self-sustainability projects
(SOCH Inn and Hammer Mill) needing to increase their contribution to 37% of the running costs of SOCH. We were also blessed generously with unexpected donations from an Australian church community and a retiring Swiss school head - these are allowing SOCH Inn to expand by an extra 3 rooms. And with sponsorship by families in Rome and Geneva, the SOCH orphans who now are at university, will have their fees paid for 2021.

Please click here to donate through JustGiving. We really need all the support we can get to keep the orphanage running during the economic crisis that is hitting everyone. Thank you.

 
 

This photo was taken 10 years ago. You should see this young man now, after he has enjoyed the love, care and access to education that the SOCH orphanage is providing for him and other children.


SEE HIS STORY, AND THAT OF OTHERS, ON THE PAGE  'Children being supported'


Here is SOCH Inn, a guesthouse in Serenje providing accommodation for local travellers. Profits from it support the running of the SOCH orphanage

Interested to know how else we are building sustainability into SOCH ?  


SEE OUR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS ON THE PAGE 'Sustainability projects'

How does the SOCH orphanage find the funds that it needs to provide food, clothing and education for the children who live at the site, and for those who have now left the orphanage?



SEE THE SUPPORTING CHARITIES ON THE PAGE ' How do we help?'

If you want to see photos and videos, and read details of the great progress of the SOCH orphanage over the years, there are many items here for you to enjoy.



SEE PICTURES AND READ ABOUT THE GROWTH OF SOCH ON THE PAGE 'Photos, videos, reports'