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Project Report | Dec 17, 2015
Merry Christmas from Sandra Jones

By Memory Maramba | ZET volunteer

Vocational Centre 2015
Vocational Centre 2015

Sandra Jones Centre (SJC) news and updates ...

Children and Education

We have a total of 64 children and teenagers in our care at the moment. All the children of school going age attend pre-school, elementary or high school. 13 teenage girls attend our vocational training programme, which includes learning animal raising and agricultural skills. They help to run our rabbit, chicken, sheep, orchard and vegetable garden projects, which also provides both a source of food and income for our centre.  We are proud to announce that four of our girls have successfully completed the vocational programme and are now doing their apprenticeship with us to gain life skills and business skills that will equip them to lead more independent lives.

New projects

We have acquired funding from a Canadian charity to purchase one new sewing machine and repair our existing sewing machines. Using donated African-print fabrics our students are sewing 'harem trousers', covers for diaries and patchwork bags, which will be sold by volunteers in the UK, USA and Australia.

A trial mushroom cultivation project is being run to see if mushrooms grow well in our environment. The input costs for this project are low but the retail price of mushrooms is high hence this could be a very profitable venture.

As progress is made in establishing a beekeeping project and a sewing project, more work space and storage areas are needed, and more independent living quarters will be needed to house the vocational students.

Transport Update

The need for reliable transport is ongoing and SJC is reviewing its strategy to buy two 7-seater buses to drop children to and from school and help children attend hospital appointments. SJC is currently in the process of buying their first bus, which is fantastic news! Please consider helping toward the cost of buying a second bus, estimated at US$ 4,000 to 6,000.

THANK YOU for your support this year - Merry Christmas and a happy 2016 from all of us at Sandra Jones Centre!!

Vegetable Project
Vegetable Project
Sewing Project
Sewing Project
Play time at SJC
Play time at SJC


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Sep 8, 2015
Sandra Jones Centre update

By Steve Besford | Operations Manager

Mar 6, 2015
A thank you from the Sandra Jones Centre!

By Flo Henry | Communications Intern

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Zimbabwe Educational Trust (ZET)

Location: LEEDS, West Yorkshire - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @zet_uk
Project Leader:
Hannah O'Riordan
LEEDS , West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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