A-P-P-E-A-L  for Zimbabwe’s Children  - Target: £20,000

We are seeking your assistance for Zimbabwe’s Children who have been devastated by the recent IDAI cyclone. We are organising a container to send to the most affected parts and this container must leave the shores of the UK by the end of April if not sooner.

You can help by donating the following:

·                Food items: Sugar, cooking oil, rice, spaghetti, legumes, all dried foods that you can provide.

·                Tinned food: beans, lentils, etc

·                Cleaning material such as soap, detergents, lotions, all different kinds of toiletries, tooth paste, etc

·                Books, pencils, school stationery, etc

·                Blankets, towels, sheets, clothes for all ages, shoes for all age’s, girls’ sanitary pads, etc

·                Candles, solar lamps, torches and any other gadgets that can be of use.

To deliver or drop off collected items, please contact us

Please also include a cash donation as we require £6500 towards the shipping of the container and all other transportation expenses that shall be incurred as we do our best to deliver the donated goods. We are seeking to raise £20,000 to get aid on the ground that will make a difference to a child’s life.

Ndoro Children’s Charities (NCC)  is a small children’s charity; however, we are doing our best to deliver to our most vulnerable children in Zimbabwe both in the city of Harare and in the rural area in a place called Zviyambe in the District of Wedza in Mashonaland East Province. We were fortunate enough that the areas we work in were not affected by the cyclone, as our Children’s project lies in the same path where the cyclone hit. However, a few weeks before the cyclone hit, our school community hall roof was lifted up by a strong wind and we are in the process of fundraising so that the roof can be fixed. See photograph:

Marumbi school and community hall with roof lifted by the strong winds

Rudo’s Story

We are getting heart-breaking stories, andhere is one about Rudo, a 15 year old girl from Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. Rudo and her brother (13) and sister (11) travelled 30 km by foot running away from the cyclone and they were fortunate enough to be picked up by car which was also carrying other people running from the environmental disaster.  Rudo has no idea where her parents are, and they think they are dead. Rudo and her siblings survived because they were not at home when the cyclone hit. They were still wide awake when they heard roaring thunder and they came outside and saw some people running away and they followed suit, thinking they would find their parents in the group. The gentleman and his wife who picked these children has said he is overwhelmed with the number of people who are now destitute.

This and many other stories like this are the reason we are appealing to you for your help to send one or 2 containers, with all the essentials that people will need to make their lives bearable.

NCC will continue to do its best to help orphaned, disadvantaged and vulnerable children the best way it can.  

 In Zimbabwe we are responding to Chimanimani Women’s Business association who have appealed to us to help after the devastation of the cyclone.

We cannot do this without your support

We will travel to Zimbabwe to make sure that the donated stuff will be distributed in a friendly space and in partnership with Chimanimani Women’s Business association. We are also looking for volunteers that want to come and spend sometime assisting the local community. Please do get in contact if this is something of interest.

Thank you for your support

Progress report 2013

Roseline borehole

We are extremely happy to see how NCC is continually helping many disadvantaged children in Zimbabwe through ESD – a dream come true for both the organisation and myself. With progress continuing everyday, NCC’s aim is to reach more than 1000 children by 2015!

It is with great pleasure to announce that NCCs (UK) is now affiliated with NCC (Zimbabwe) – Meaning we can now work in Zimbabwe freely as a Registered (2013) Private Voluntary Organisation, recognised by the government of Zimbabwe. Being Zimbabwean born it gives me great pride that the Zimbabwe government recognises NCC (Zimbabwe), and for that we are very grateful.  

Our vision is to transform the lives of many of our disadvantaged children throughout Africa. Currently, our main focus is on Zimbabwe. Since 2010, we can proudly say we have made a positive impact on the provision of ESD at a local level in Zimbabwe. This newsletter gives an insight of some of the work completed and shows how the children are benefiting with the focus of changing their lives forever.  

Strengthening our fundraising strategies and project governance, by creating new structures, will assist us to move forward and realise our goals. We wish to bring awareness to the Zimbabwean population about charity, love and giving to the poor. The young are eager to take their destinies in their own hands and thus we are both organising youth activities in their local communities, as well as support indigenisation, empowerment, education and employment to help the young improve their lives.

We have various building and planning projects over the next year and we are looking forward to the completion of the building structures erected at Marumbi School. NCC is also building and creating Skills Centres, with the aim of impacting knowledge through pottery, painting, and other artistic activities. We are also working with the government of Zimbabwe to help galvanise wider recognition of the importance of ESD for children’s development.

We know that we face challenges, particularly here in the UK, with raising funds to realise the full scale of our ambitions, especially in the current economic climate. However, we are confident that we will gain the support of organisations and individuals, who are moved and excited by what NCC is achieving and who see the considerable value of ESD – the only way to eradicate poverty in Africa. This will enable NCC to leave a lasting legacy of eradicating poverty through providing ESD to African children.  

I would like to take the opportunity to give thanks to our dedicated Trustees, Volunteers both in the UK & Zimbabwe, donors, sponsors, well-wishers, the School development Committee, teachers and the Community of Zviyambe. These people have provided their time & expertise to help make our goals become a reality. NCC is truly blessed and encouraged to know that we have such a large support group from all over the globe and that the UK is firmly behind our efforts. With the support and encouragement from you all, you have helped us to find our common purpose of helping those in some of the most remote and disadvantaged areas of Africa.

Together we can fulfil our dream of making a huge difference in this world, so why not come and visit us during the months of July to August 2015 and see the wonderful work we are achieving through your support and efforts. In return for free accommodation and food, all that we ask from you is to fundraise for us. Any support you are able to give in response to our appeal in the newsletter, as always, is so very much appreciated. Thank you.

Roseline Ndoro

Chair & Founder