It's summer time here in Zimbabwe and the last term of the school year. We are happy that all the children 112 of them, managed to come back to school and ready to complete another term in school. We want to thank you all our partners for standing with us throughout the year, believed in our cause and saw it fit to part with your hard earned cash to ensure that children get a second chance to go to school.
This term we have improved our approach to learning in the second chance education program. At some point , I shared with you that we now have a disability class for children with learning disabilities. So far it was good to have that class, until we learned that disability inclusion brings out the best developmental outcomes for children. Beginining this month, we have reintegrated the children with learning disabilities with their peers in the mainstream classes. We have assisted the class facilititators with disability training and counselled the other children to reduce the chances of stigma and discrimination during learning. We will be watching out for progress in that regard, but the signs are good.
Let me also take this opportunity to kindly remind you that it's the time of the year again when we start preparing for reintegration of children into formal schools! We will be positing a project for you to support. If we are late on that, kindly continue to use the main project "Second Chance Education for orphans in Mbare". We need funds for stationery, textbooks, uniforms, school fees, food, furniture and teacher stipends. Kindly share with your friends and relatives. Continue to do the good work by spreading news about our cause. You can visit our Face book page for more stories on what we do- Chiedza Child Care Center
Jul 22, 2016
Thank you for sending back 21 children to school in 2016
By Spiwe Chakawa - Project Leader
Learning in a warm environment this winter!
Thank you very much for your support in helping to send back 21 children to school in 2016. You have done it! And most importantly some of you have continued to support us on a monthly basis to keep the children in school. Keep the good work going.
I am writing to update you that all the 21 children that you supported to be reintegrated beginning of the year are still in school. That's a success. In preparation for reingration of some more children in 2017, we are currently deactivating this project for some few months. We will bring it back with a new target for 2017 towards the end of the year. I encourage you to keep supporting us through the main project, " Second Chance Education for orphans in Mbare" We are still running the catch-up classes at our center in preparation for reintegration. Currently we have 112 children attending classes. And for those who contributed to the building of the classrooms, the children are attending the lessons in a warm environment this winter-this year have been very cold in Zimbabwe. Thank you again.
We still need text books, work books, furniture, food, computers, school fees for reintegration to support the children to access basic education. Kindly envite your friends and family members to like our facebook page : Chiedza Child Care Center and give online.
This project has been wholly sustained by people like you, keep telling others.
Jun 3, 2016
Reading is exciting!
By Spiwe Chakawa - Project Leader
Reading in progress
A warm hello to you Friend and Partner,
Thank you so much for your continued support to our " Second Chance Education Program for orphans and other vulnerable children in Mbare" We are still continuing to provide catch up lessons to the orphaned and vulnerable children in our Mbare community. This year we have 109 boys and girls coming for the lessons. Most of these children when they come , are not able to read or write properly or at all.
This term we have been spending some time with the children and trying to understand, what has been the most interesting part of their learning. One of the children exclaimed, " READING!"
Shamiso* explained that reading has opened her world. She realised that life wihout reading is like walking in the dark. It was lifeless. She added that with reading she can now read novels, magazines, labels, posters and can now make sense out of life. This is the impact that you are making in the lives of these disadvantaged children. Shamiso said she is ready to pursue her dreams of becoming a nurse since she is now able to read.
This is all because of your support. Thank you so much. You can continue to support children like Shamiso through giving on our project. You can also like us on Face Book : Chiedza Child Care Center. $10 is enough to buy exercise books for the whole year for one child. We still need stationery, texbooks, furniture and uniforms for the children. A little goes a long way. Kindly invite your friends and family to also give to our cause.