Scholarship Support Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church in Swaziland
Read a report on the scholarship support provided by the Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church in Swaziland.
The Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church has been a partner church with Global Ministries since 1982. The work of Kukany’Okusha around the HIV/AIDS pandemic has arisen because of the overwhelming reality of HIV/AIDS in the population throughout Swaziland. The members of the church are dedicated to ministering to members affected by AIDS by visiting them in the hospital or at home, sharing food, prayer and song. Giving means so much because “the poor give to the poorest of the poor”. Many are willing forego their only meal for the day in order to give money so that someone else may eat.
The women of the Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church have organized to provide a series of direct services for families living with HIV/AIDS. They give special care, attention and services to AIDS orphans who are living alone or with extended family (often the grandparents). Besides providing food packets and other relief for these struggling families, the women of the Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church identify those children who need scholarship assistance in order to attend school.
Funds were sent to the Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church by Global Ministries in late 2011 for scholarship assistance for those children identified as needing help to attend school. These scholarship assistance funds were used for 18 children, attending 14 different schools.
Bishop Mkhonta of the Kukhany’Okusha Zion Church writes: Thank you for the funds we have recently received from your office. The funding came in at just the right time when we needed it the most — especially the scholarship for the orphans and vulnerable children. School resumed in January 2012.