BEAT AIDS Project Zimbabwe (BAPZ)'s Guardian Angel Programme helps to return more than 300 Zimbabwean orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) affected by HIV/AIDS, especially young girls, back to school by covering annual tuition fees and the cost of books and school uniforms. Education is an integral part of BAPZ, and the Guardian Angel Programme picks up where UNICEF BEAM funding ended in 2014. We invite you to do your part for more than 300 of the most vulnerable children in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe suffers from a massive unemployment rate hovering above 80%, and nearly 10% of the population (1.6 million people) is living with HIV/AIDS. The HIV epidemic has left more than one million children orphaned or in vulnerable living situations. Furthermore, the cost-cutting measures of UNICEF having eliminated its BEAM Funding to Zimbabwe has left just as many orphans and vulnerable children without funding for primary and/or secondary education.
BEAT AIDS Project Zimbabwe (BAPZ) has stepped in to do its part in the Province of Matabeleland North. The BAPZ Guardian Angel Programme is returning more than 300 orphans and vulnerable children to school, but it needs your help to fund its programming and to save the next generation. By helping to pay for primary and secondary tuition, books and uniforms, BAPZ's Guardian Angel Programme is empowering young boys and girls and helping them look forward to the potential of their futures.
Giving children the gift of education is both timeless and priceless. Not only will the 300+ orphans and vulnerable children who are enrolled back into primary or secondary schools through the BAPZ Guardian Angel Programme enrich themselves and their communities, they will also work towards the betterment of their home country and the world as a whole. The potential for long-term impact rests in the potential that children are given through the gift of education.