CHILDREN in orphanages should work extra hard at school to better their future, says Grand Corporate Business Consultants (GCBC) executive director Charles Mulenga. Mr. Mulenga encouraged the girls especially to work hard in their skills training as they were the leaders of tomorrow. He said this when his organization donated various foodstuffs and school support materials to Vision of Hope Orphanage in Foxdale recently. “Whatever you are taught here, take it wholeheartedly and do it passionately. Temptations of growth may come along the way but ensure that you get through this and better your lives,” Mr. Mulenga said. Mr Mulenga encouraged the founder and mothers at the orphanage for coming up with such an initiative and assured them that the donation was the start of a prosperous relationship with GCBC. “It is important to consider these orphanages; we as Grand Corporate will always continue to remember you and many others in need,” he said. The ceremony was attended by executive director for Alliance for Children in Zambia Mrs Daisy Muzukutwa and her deputy Reverend Everest Kabwe. Ms. Muzukutwa, who is a social worker by profession, also encouraged the girls to work hard and have a positive attitude towards life. “You have been given this opportunity to improve your lives. I want you to work hard because the future lies in your hands. When we see street skids we at Alliance for Children in Zambia see future leaders,” She said. Ms. Muzukutwa commended GCBC on their donation to the orphanage and urged other organizations to come on board and support the children. She also thanked the orphanage as a whole for taking in the girls as it was difficult to house girls who had different complications and at a delicate stage in life. Vision of Hope Orphanage was founded in April 2009 by Chitalu Chishimba in John Howard. The orphanage was then adopted by Mission Direct who built a permanent home for them in Foxdale where they have been located since August 2016. Vision of Hope supported girls from the ages 9-18years especially those with babies through education, shelter, nutrition and skills training such as rag making, earrings and bracelets.