Category "Education"

Daring to Teach

February 12, 2019

  ZOE Thailand By Andrea Cross It has been said that, “Whoever dares to teach must never cease to learn,” so when two educational supervisors from Chiang Mai Educational Service Area were invited to come and do training with our ZOE teachers, the teachers eagerly jumped at the opportunity to learn more. The supervisors helped […]

Hospitality Training

January 31, 2019

ZOE Thailand By Lori Ortenzi Girls studying at ZOE’s Learning Center began a 6-week Hospitality Course recently. Instructor and ZOE missionary Lori Ortenzi reflected on their first day. The students had no idea what to expect from their cooking class today. There was a mixture of excitement and nervousness as we drove to the market […]

Children’s Day

January 30, 2019

ZOE Thailand By Lori-Ann Tsang In January, Thailand celebrates Children’s Day with a plethora of different activity options for parents to bring their children to. The flurry, busyness, and crowds of the day may seem a little over-the-top and daunting, that one may feel it is not worth the effort to try to bring your […]

Top Things You Need to KNOW About Human Trafficking

January 6, 2019

Human Trafficking Facts “Human trafficking is happening in your subdivision, my subdivision, in apartment complexes, and everybody is unaware of it.” – Louisiana State Representative Valerie Hodges KNOW the Stats Exact human trafficking statistics are difficult to collect because of the hidden nature of trafficking. Labor and sex trafficking are the main forms of human […]

Teachers Who Inspire

November 27, 2018

Teachers Who Inspire by Andrea Cross The teachers at ZOE are hard-working, kind, patient, dedicated, professionals that help to steer children’s lives in a positive direction.  These teachers help create an environment where students feel safe, are able to concentrate, and develop into independent learners. Every teacher needs professional development—in the form of practical training—so […]

Internships Off Campus

November 15, 2018

Internships Off Campus by Lori-Ann Tsang We firmly believe that God “knows the plans He has for our children… plans to prosper them and not to harm them, plans to give them hope and a future.”   We not only believe this for each of the children in our care; we believe this for every […]

Barista Training in Full Effect

October 1, 2018

Barista Training in Full Effect by Andrea Cross I admit it; I’m probably a little bit of a fussy coffee drinker. I’m not knowledgeable enough about all-things-coffee to be called a coffee-snob but high maintenance enough to not just drink anything.   I know people who can drink any type of coffee: filtered, drip, percolated, […]

Support for Parents of CSEC

September 17, 2018

Support for Parents of CSEC by Marji Iacovetti This summer, LA County launched a pilot program to support parents of Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC). ZOE was privileged to support the county’s efforts. The weekly meetings were held at a church and were led by two experienced and caring clinicians – one from the Department […]

Understanding Your Child’s Apps

September 4, 2018

Understanding Your Child’s Apps by ZOE Intern, Elizabeth Leathers How Well Do You Understand the Apps on your Child’s Phone? The popular app, LiveMe, is proving to be a breeding ground for the distribution of child pornography and grooming for future sexual exploitation. While LiveMe is marketed for ages thirteen and up, there are thousands of users […]

A Wake-Up Call

July 16, 2018

A Wake-Up Call by Marji Iacovetti Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice held a Human Trafficking Summit in Washington D.C. During the summit, Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, expressed the department’s active commitment to continue to combat the violent crime of human trafficking. https://www.c-span.org/video/?440609-101/attorney-general-sessions-remarks-human-trafficking&start=365 Mr. Sessions reported several successful law enforcement efforts including prosecutions, long […]