Children
 Zimbabwe
Project #11224

Second chance education for orphans in Mbare

by Chiedza Child Care Centre
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Class in progress
Class in progress

Dear Friends and Partners,

We have come to the end of yet another successful year. It was successful because we had friends and partners like you who continued to believe in our cause. Who supported us through and through. Towards the end of 2015, we requested for some funds to send 21 children back to school and you did it. We managed to send them in Janaury 2016 and they have already enjoyed 1 complete year in formal school. That's a great achievement you made in their lives. Thank you. 

Besides sending back children to school, you also helped other children who are still out of school to continue to attend the second chance education classes at our centre. Your support is tremendous , at least 100 children continued to come throughout the year attending lessons 3 days a week through the accelerated learning program. They received stationery, furniture was provided for and at least a hot meal each day they come. That's big. Thank you so much.

We appreciate your unconditional love and support and in 2017  we are sending 20 children more back to school. As you enjoy your festive season, kindly share with family and friends about our cause and continue to support us. We still need money for school fees, stationery, uniforms, stipends for volunteers and food for the children.

I wish you a happy festive season and prosperous 2017!

 

With gratitude,

School opening day
School opening day

Dear friends and partners,

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

 

with gratitude, 

Reading in progress
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.

 

Kind regards,

Out of school children reading in class
Out of school children reading in class

Dear Friends and Partners,

 

We last spoke in November 2015, talking about children ready to go to formal school. I am always happy to bring updates because every time we ask, you respond.  We were requesting for money to buy uniforms, books, pay school fees for those ready for formal school as well as maintaining classes in the out of school study group and you did it again. Thank you.

We finally managed to send the 21 children who were ready to go to formal school in January. We were anxious as the target seemed huge and impossible, but you made it easy for us. Thank you. Twenty-one children were enrolled at a local primary school. Thanks to the school head who accomodated all the children at his school. At least, they will support each other in their journey to attain basic education and shaping their future. Usually, there is fear among the children to go back to school after some years out of the school system, but reintegrating them in numbers especially in one school will easy the problem.

Our joy did not end with reintegration, the support you gave us helped us to enroll more children in the out of school classes hence more and more children are benefitting. This year we managed to enroll 50 new children in the out of school classes giving hope again to those who would have lost hope. I wish you would be able to visit us and see the great work you are doing.

Thank you  very much. Kindly continue to suport this project, as the need is huge and we are only able to help a few at a time. We need money to buy food for children in the out of school classes, stationery, text books, furniture and pay school fees for those that are ready to go to school.

I invite you to like our facebook page; Chiedza Child Care Center and kindly help spread the word and invite your friends to like it too.

With gratitude,

Children happy and ready to go back to school!
Children happy and ready to go back to school!

Dear Partners and Friends,

Thank you for supporting us over the years and in 2015. The burden of supporting orphaned and vulnerable children does not get easier but we always get comfort in your support. 

We are about to close out our year and the school term is ending the 3rd of December including for the children that you have been supporting in the second chance education program. We have 102 children that were coming for the out of school study group lessons since January 2015. Thirteen of these children have learning disabilities. This is critical time for these children as they go through formal school readiness assessments: they all look forward to be considered as ready for formal school so that they can go and join their peers in the formal school set up. They look forward to go back to school to learn and fulfil their dreams with their colleagues. 

The assessments were done and 21 out of 102 children were found to be ready to go back to school. They are excited, they are happy, they can't wait for January 2016. We thank you for supporting their journey so far. We still need your support so that you can hold their hand throughout the education journey, so that they fulfill their dreams. We need support in form of school fees, uniforms and stationery. Kindly support our Micro Project on Global Giving-Send  21 Orphaned Children Back to School in January or continue supporting us through this project.

Help us spread a word about our project to your colleagues and relatives this Festive Season so that they may also share with a child in need of school fees in Zimbabwe.

 

As we enter the Festive Season, we wish you joy until we speak again in 2016.

 

Thank you

 

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Chiedza Child Care Centre

Location: Harare, Southern Africa - Zimbabwe
Website: https:/​/​www.chiedzachild.com
Project Leader:
Spiwe Chakawa
Harare, Harare Zimbabwe

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