IMPACT REPORT 2017 - 18
FUNDR AISING FACTS & FIGURES 2017/18 has been another fantastic year of fundraising and we are so grateful to everyone who has given. Collectively you have helped us to raise
£81000* *for more detailed financial
COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING EVENTS
£45 000 GIFT AID
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AMAZING PROGRESS IN 2017-18 ZIMKIDS SUPPORTS FAMILIES IN CRISIS HIGHLIGHT This year our Township
Teachers attended a workshop where they received some specialist training in how to counsel children who have experienced significant trauma in their lives. The types of trauma our children have are often as a result of separation from family, being subjected to physical or emotional abuse, death of parents and/or siblings and the effects of living in prolonged severe poverty.
Our teachers have been able to use the techniques learned in their classes. Core team member, Tanyse, has also been working one-to-one with two particular children, Patience & Rudo*, who have tragically been subjected to physical abuse at the hands of a family member for a number of years. The difference we have seen in those two young children in the past year is phenomenal. When we met Rudo she was withdrawn and could hardly look at an adult in the eye, she is now energetic, engaging and is making friends at school. Patience, similarly was shy and serious but has grown into a confident young man able to express himself so well.
48 families currently being supported. sites are being visited 3 major and supported; Mutoko, Epworth and Hopley. With occasional emergency visits to different townships, where our teenagers live. homes provided with 2 child-headed emergency care, clothing and food. We have gained 7 new families since last year. very generously donated 1 vehicle to enable us to get around to our townships! *Childrenâ€™s names have been changed to protect their identity.
ZIMKIDS PROVIDES HAND-UPS NOT HAND-OUTS HIGHLIGHT This year the wonderful Amai Kuda has been hot-footing her way around to each of our communities to teach our self-sufficiency mentors lots of wonderful farming techniques. Her huge smile and infectious laugh make even the most uninspiring training (compost making!) fun for the participants.
families have been trained in sustainable ways to grow maize, vegetables and herbs.
families supplied with maize packs which contain enough seed and fertiliser to feed a family of four for a year if used properly.
trees were â€œtwinnedâ€? by donors at Christmas meaning we were able to start planting mini-orchards in each community.
ZIMKIDS EDUCATES THE NEXT GENERATION HIGHLIGHT This year two of our
teenagers started University, against all odds! They are taking on Bio Chemistry and Financial Engineering. We are so excited for Peter and Debrah, they have worked incredibly hard in really challenging circumstances and we look forward to continuing to support them through it and seeing them flourish.
township teachers receiving training 4 every week to use in their townships. permanent classroom was built 1 attached to our Mutoko base. teenagers are now in further 3 education! Two at the University of Zimbabwe and one at Nurse Aid Training School.
ZIMKIDS WORKS WITH LOCAL PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS HIGHLIGHT This year we have really
enjoyed learning and collaborating with more local partners and sharing knowledge to benefit each other. A local farming initiative ran workshops with our parents and carers to teach them to budget more effectively.
international visitors have come 5 either to observe or to actively assist with either the general work of the charity or with specific projects. Countless local volunteers have supported us on the ground this year for which we are so grateful.
ZIMKIDS BRINGS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
20 teenagers are attending monthly youth sessions at our base HIGHLIGHT This year our youth group has doubled in size from 10 to 20! We meet monthly on Saturdays where we can spend most of the day with them. Theyâ€™ve taken part in a wide range of activities including sex and relationships sessions, talks about success and resilience and farming training in addition to two really exciting overnight residential camps.
DREAMS FOR 2018-19 Run study camps for the children during the school holidays to further develop their reading and comprehension skills.
Work with local organisation NDEIPI to help our families foster the skills they need to handle finances, budget effectively and understand supply and demand, to benefit from new self-sufficiency schemes.
Extend our twice-yearly camps to include ‘pre-teens’ as well as teenagers as experience shows that early intervention is more effective.
THANK YOU WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR ALL THE VOLUNTEER HOURS, FUNDRAISING AND AWARENESS RAISING THAT ALL OUR COMMITTED INDIVIDUAL, BUSINESS, COMMUNITY AND CORPORATE DONORS HAVE DEDICATED TO US THIS YEAR. WITHOUT YOU WE SIMPLY COULD NOT FUNCTION. WE’RE SO EXCITED TO SEE WHAT 2018-19 HOLDS FOR US!
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