Making a Difference On the Ground in Zimbabwe
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Since 2006 ZimArt has also been working on the ground in Zimbabwe to identify and fund worthwhile grassroots projects supporting children, particularly those who are vulnerable. The main projects we have supported are Nyachuru Secondary School, the Chiedza Community Based Orphan Welfare Organization, St. Marcellin Children’s Village and more recently Shingirirai Trust.
ZimArt-in-Trust has a very hands-on approach. After asking what’s needed and evaluating the requests, we source, buy and deliver all the materials and, when needed, hire labour. Whether it’s supplying school uniforms, building chicken houses or installing drip irrigation systems we are involved every step of the way.
In 2011 we were approached by community leaders in rural Mazoe West and asked to assist in raising funds to build a primary school for the 350 children currently being educated in old, dilapidated farm buildings. Construction of the new Maori Primary School is now underway with the first classroom block complete, a well drilled, toilets dug and staff accommodation started.
None of this would have been possible without generous donations from ZimArt’s friends. We invite you to check out our videos which show progress to date.
All funds raised by, or donated to ZimArt-in-Trust are directed to identified worthwhile projects, with no administration fees or other deductions. Funds are never simply handed over to a recipient, but rather the materials or other resources needed are purchased and delivered to the site.
There is a dedicated Canadian bank account for ZimArt-in-Trust funds. ZimArt-in-Trust is not a registered charity and we cannot issue receipts. All fundraising and administrative and management work both in Canada and Zimbabwe is completed by volunteers.
ZimArt donates sculptures to various other fund raising initiatives. These have included the Suitcases for Africa; Change for Change, the Stephen Lewis Foundation various chapters of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign; AMREF; 60 Million Girls; Give a Day; Mission Zimbabwe; Canada Africa Partnership AIDS, and Health Partners International Canada.
New tools for St. Marcellin Children's Village.
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