"Our philosophy emphasizes the upholding of the rights of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in African countries for basic education, and to help children grow and develop safely into adulthood, regardless of their background, race religious or political affliliation. Whether the children's neglect is social, psychological, educational or physical, we at 'The Good Shepherd Trust' wish to make a difference in improving the life chances of the young people we assist.
We invite others of like mind to join us in this endeavor and help contribute to the well being of others less fortunate than ourselves."
Nicholas Beer (Chairman) was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and dedication shown by the WV team that came out to The Good Shepherd Centre in Christon Bank in September 2013 . He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all at World Ventures for the tremendous effort put into the World Ventures Foundation day at the Good Shepherd Home. Special thanks had to go to the World Ventures executive especially Gwyneth Lloyd for making such input to charities possible and the committee for organising the day so efficiently and making it so much fun.” It would be impossible to name every individual who impressed me that day with their dedication and sheer staying power as the temperature rose during the afternoon but forgive me if I mention Bernie Costas and her sewing ladies who were just fabulous...they went far beyond the call of duty and produced curtains fit for a palace.....I still am amazed at the curtain rods...so inventive!” he reported " Dharshana has to be mentioned for the sheer efficiency with which she organised the day and the grace with which she motivated people...It went so smoothly and this allowed hard work to become a pleasure.
This is Rutendo’s 13th birthday party. We always try to get a cake and present for all the children on their birthday....the children love chocolate gateau and freezits!!!
On Saturday, Nick (the founder and Chairman of The Good Shepherd Trust) and I took a drive out to the Children’s Home, it was a beautiful day graced by a warm sun and a cooling breeze. Upon arrival, the children came out to greet us as they usually do. I’m always amazed how children who have been through so much can let go and just live in the here and now, whilst as adults we tend to always have plans that involve the future, never allowing ourselves the privilege of being in the moment, as they do. Perhaps we could learn from them.