Tekeshe Foundation

The Tekeshe Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which focuses on empowering and restoring dignity and hope to the people in the rural areas of the Chipinge district in Zimbabwe by providing and promoting economic empowerment, advocating literacy and higher education for both boys and girls, while assisting AIDS/HIV patients and their families with social-economic help

Tekeshe Foundation
P.O Box 115
% Thelma Sithole
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
United States
978 888 1342
http://www.tekeshe.org

President

Thelma Sithole

Management Team

Tarwira Chitombo, Rudo Thabete, Monica Zimunya, Charity Mutseyami, Gondai Mafongoye

Board of Directors

Tarwira Chitombo, Rudo Thabete, Monica Zimunya, Charity Mutseyami, Gondai Mafongoye

Project Leaders

Thelma Sithole

Mission

The Tekeshe Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization which focuses on empowering and restoring dignity and hope to the people in the rural areas of the Chipinge district in Zimbabwe by providing and promoting economic empowerment, advocating literacy and higher education for both boys and girls, while assisting AIDS/HIV patients and their families with social-economic help

Programs

Education Program - We provide school school fees, school uniforms, books and supplies to underpriviledged kids, with special emphasis on girls. Health Program - Through our partnership with Rimbi Community clinic we raise HIV/AIDS awareness, provide prevention and control while providing care and support to those infected and affected. Through our partnership with United Church of Christ of Zimbabwe we provide transportation to bring a medical doctor to Rimbi clinic to treat patients. We supply Rimbi community clinic with much needed items such as, medical supplies, equipment and medicines. Youth Cares Program - Through our Youth Cares program we work in collaboration with other youth programs to educate and actively engage the youth in a variety of activities that develop the life skills necessary to promote a strong sense of leadership and community awareness. Food and Clothing Program - The focus of our Food and Clothing program is to provide food and clothing to orphans, the elderly, widows, HIV patients and needy families. Alleviating poverty and restoring dignity and hope is at the core of our vision. In keeping with this vision we promote sustainable projects that lead people out of poverty and dependence into self sufficiency. Our long term goal is to start an irrigation project in Rimbi village. The majority of the people in this area are peasant farmers who rely on agriculture as their only source of income. For the past six years this area has experienced prolonged droughts, as a result people have no food to eat and they are struggling to meet their day to day needs. Some of the neighboring villages have received irrigation systems while Rimbi village has been overlooked because of its geographical location. Rimbi is located in the Sabi valley in southern Zimbabwe Economic Empowerment - The primary focus of this program is to develop the entrepreneurship and employability skills for women and rural youth who are not enrolled in school.

Statistics on Tekeshe Foundation

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $51,286
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $70,425
  • Other funding sources: Individual donors, religious organizations
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian but no descrimination
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