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Second chance education for orphans in Mbare

by Chiedza Child Care Centre
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
Second chance education for orphans in Mbare
pre school learners acting
pre school learners acting

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope I find you safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.

I really want to thank you dearly for your continued support even under extreme circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic. It was an ideal time for you to refocus your resources on your families or other priorities but you  continued to support our cause. Of course the pandemic has disrupted the normal routine and we are all wondering if there is anything called going back to normalcy. It is even more confusing for school children who are still on a long holiday without much hope of reopening.

While businesses have opened in Zimbabwe, schools are still closed.  The children are affected as they are not able to maintain continued learning at home. This is worse for the chldren we are supporting; those who were already out of school and were trying to offer them catch-up lessons. This implies that when the schools open they need more contact time to catch up with their peers. 

Kindly help us to prepare for reopening as we will need gloves, disinfectants, masks, food, soap, and adeqaute furniture for social distancing.

modelling contest for out of school children
modelling contest for out of school children

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

We are excited that we have entered a new year, not only a new year but a start of a new decade. It means a lot to children out of school who had lost hope in life but because of your generous support can also look up to achieve something in the coming decade.

We hope you had a great time during the festive season and hopefully your 2020 is promising. Just to let you know that all your donations are not in vain because this year we are sending back 20 children to formal schools. The children are happy and anxious at the same time since it is something that they had never dreamt of without your support.

More and more children are waiting for their chance to go back to school. Kindly keep telling your friends about our cause. The funds are used to buy stationery, school uniforms, food, pay volunteer stipends, schools fees  and furnituure. You can also like us of facebook https://www.facebook.com/chiedzachildcarecentre


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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The year is moving so fast. We are already talking about year end and some are already packing bags for festive season gettaway! In Zimbabwe, Jacaranda trees are blooming signaling a new season. For school children, the decorative color of the Jacaranda trees signals a crucial time in their lives...exam time. 

Exam time brings a lot of mixed feelings; fear, anxiety, excitement and hope. We are happy that after your long standing relationship with our cause of sending back children to school, we now have a couple of children who are ready to sit for public exams this summer.  We have 3 learners sitting for A' level exams and 10 learners sitting for O' level exams. It has been a long journey for them but worthy waiting for!

I kindly ask you to continue spreading a word to your networks about our cause #Second chance education for orphans in Mbare! 

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Dear Friends and partners,

I am happy to share one of the learners' story who is happy with your support.

"Keeping the light on in one of the darkest periods in the country’s history is what Chiedza is doing. Like the name suggests for Florence, Chiedza has indeed brightened her path. From a very young age she experienced limited access to the basic essentials of life, education her very means to rise up from a vulnerable past, a past shadowed by poverty. Florence’s parents separated and she was left in the care of her mother who doesn’t go to work and her father relocated to Mozambique where they originally come from. In the care of a mother who does not go to work her dream of getting a decent education that can help to escape the clutches of poverty was shattered.

She dropped out of school in 2015 while doing form 2 in Tafara and spent the whole of 2016 at home doing menial jobs like selling on her mother’s small vegetable stall, would also participate in maricho, helping other people in their fields or doing laundry for others. In the desperation of the moment Chiedza came to the rescue, Florence moved in with her 33 year old sister who stays in Matapi flats in Mbare. Florence enrolled at Chiedza in the second term of 2017 and she proved herself among her peers. She wrote her O’ levels in 2018 and passed with 6 subjects in one sitting an accomplishment she never thought she could achieve. This was another step towards her dreams. Through Chiedza’s intervention she started school on the 11th of February 2019 Florence at George Stark High School for her A’ levels. She is doing arts subjects, History, Divinity and Sociology. In her own words it is an unimaginable milestone in her life she said,

“Monday the 11th of February 2019 marked a new day in the life of a future lawyer that will forever be grateful to Chiedza for the opportunity they gave me, at some point in my life I was hopeless and never thought I would go beyond form 2 when my mother failed to raise money for my school fees, but now I am hopeful again and knows that one day I will be a lawyer fighting for the rights of children.”

Law has always been her passion but her background threatened to choke and strangle her ambitions until Chiedza’s intervention came at the right time. Now Florence and others with stories like hers can hope and dream again.

Kindly keep supporting our cause so that more children like Florence can benefit.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Without your support, a lot of talent would be lost. Future doctors, lawyers, teachers and so many professions would be lost without your support. Times are tough but you have remained in support of our never ending appeals to support children who have dropped out of school to get a second chance to access and complete basic education and secondary school. This time we are happy that your support has started bearing more fruit beyond reading and writing. We have 4 children who have successfully sat for their Ordinary level public exams in 2018. The children did not only manage to complete secondary school but have passed and proceeded to A level! 

They are so close to fullfil their childhood dreams of becoming pilots, doctors, nurses, teachers and lawyers. We are forever grateful for your support. Due to the economic crisis that Zimbabwe is going through at the moment, more and more children need your support. The money is used to buy books, uniforms, pay school fees, volunteers stipends, buy food and furniture for the children.  You know your networks better, kindly keep telling them about our cause.

You can also follow us on Facebook : Chiedza Child Care Centre

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Chiedza Child Care Centre

Location: Harare, Southern Africa - Zimbabwe
Website:
Project Leader:
Spiwe Chakawa
Harare, Harare Zimbabwe
$19,766 raised of $30,000 goal
 
289 donations
$10,234 to go
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