Feed 200 Zimbabwean Orphans Mind, Body & Soul

by Zimkids Orphan Trust
Jun 11, 2012

June 2012 Update

Our first batch of tomatoes!
Our first batch of tomatoes!

This Wednesday, June 13th,  beginning at 12:01 am EST GlobalGiving is having a bonus day.  Since we are a Global “Superstar” all of our donations up to $1000 will be matched 50% by Global until the funds run out.  Also there is an extra award for the most donors and the most funds raised. So every $10 donation is a gift to Zimkids that we will use wisely and with gratitude.  And with Global’s $5 bonus we can even do more.  Thank you in advance for your support.

We are heading toward the finish line with the completion of the Center.  Security is a big issue here in Zimbabwe especially with all that we plan on offering at the center so we are just now completing a small cottage that will house our caretaker/security guard and office.  He will also serve as our librarian.  Yes, we will be wearing multiple hats!

  We picked our first batch of tomatoes from our new greenhouse.  Dee-licious!

  Tinashe, our director, has begun designing and welding the tech center desks.  He has become a master welder!  Sithibisiwe is learning to cut and lay tile for the bathrooms.  Foster is installing the gum poles and roofing on the cottage.  Collen is completing his first set of steps and Thandiwe is painting.  This week the plumber begins to install pipes, fittings and hardware while teaching the Seniors. Next week the solar panels arrive and will begin to be installed.

The kids are doing great.  Our Elders are in training for all the tasks they will be handling once the center is open.  Phillip, our program director is organizing workshops on leadership, first aid, children’s rights etc.  Our Seniors will be tasked with supervising the Elders.

 We’ve had one case of tuberculosis this month. It’s common for HIV+ kids here to get TB.  He’s under treatment now and is doing well coping with the six month regimen as well as his anti-retrovirals.

And that’s the story for now.  We are ever grateful for your kindness and generosity and we strive to put it to the best possible use.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Tinashe welding the Tech Center reception desktop
Tinashe welding the Tech Center reception desktop
Foster & Tinashe installing roof on cottage
Foster & Tinashe installing roof on cottage
Sithibisiwe cutting tiles for bathrooms
Sithibisiwe cutting tiles for bathrooms


  • Kat
    Kat I'm proud of Dennis Gaboury for his devoted efforts to help the orphans and their caregivers. I'm happy to support his so innovative project! The new Center is coming along wonderfully and is giving the young people working on it excellent training in usable skills for their futures.
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Zimkids Orphan Trust

Location: Bulawayo - Zimbabwe
Website: http:/​/​www.zimkidsorphantrust.org
Project Leader:
Dennis Gaboury
Chair, Board of Trustees
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
$258,255 raised of $350,000 goal
1,682 donations
$91,745 to go
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