The Bulawayo Community Gardens - a ZDDT Programme

ZDDT News

Solar Equipment for Greenfields

18 June, 2018 |

Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT), which supports Emganwini’s Greenfields Garden, with funding from Sally Foundation of Australia, recently handed over solar torches, lamps and chargers to the Technical Committee of the project.

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Greenfields Garden Benefit Community

21 May, 2018 |

The community surrounding Emganwini’s Greenfields Garden is already benefiting from the ZDDT supported project.

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Kirimuva Garden supplies Pick n Pay

11 May, 2018 |

Kirimuva Garden, one the five supported by the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) with funding from Sally Foundation and Global Development Group (GDG) of Australia, has started supplying lettuce to one the country’s leading supermarket chains, Pick n Pay.

Our Partnership with the Sally Foundation

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Garden Beneficiaries Thrilled By Roche Visit

06 January, 2018 |

There was singing, dancing, ululation, as well as whistling, as Mike Roche of Sally Foundation arrived at the newly-established Greenfields Garden in Bulawayo’s neat and orderly but impoverished Emganwini Township.

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ZDDT Commended

13 October, 2017 |

Councillor for Bulawayo’s Ward 28, which covers Cowdray Park Township, Collet Ndlovu, has commended the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s monthly Business Social Credit Scheme (BSCS) as a step in the right direction.

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Elderly Nkulumane Women Benefit

16 August, 2017 |

Two elderly women, Sana Nyoni, 99, and Irene Matafeni, 76, both of Nkulumane, are the latest beneficiaries of the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s Business Social Credit Scheme (BSCS).

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Sizinda Garden Commercialisation

16 August, 2017 |

On August 4, the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT), officially launched the commercialisation component of the Sizinda Community Garden, a development aimed at increasing income for beneficiaries.

Stars of Zimbabwe

Stars of Zimbabwe

Star of Zim: MaTshabalala, a Rare Breed

22 June, 2018 |

“In life when you die you should leave behind a difference in your community, country or world; you must create a good difference, not a bad one,” these are the words of Patricia Tshabalala of Mpopoma.

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Star of Zim - Bhila Inspired to Change Lives

26 February, 2018 |

After surviving the HIV virus in 2003, when her CD4 count had dropped to one, Senzeni Bhila resolved to do something for God and his people for the rest of her life.

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Stars of Zimbabwe: Helping the Needy Has Always Been Within Me – Yona Mpofu

04 March, 2017 |

“Helping the needy, especially orphans and vulnerable members of the community, has always been within me as the chief orphan myself.”

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One on One with the Servant of Bulawayo

23 June, 2014 |

by Chrispen Tabavura, ZDDT Field Correspondent Above: Ald Mabaleka at a ZDDT community graduation ceremony. Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Describing Israel Mabaleka’s work and service will need almost three months, and that will not do any justice to readers nor Mr. Mabaleka.

ZDDT Appeal: Assisting the vulnerable children of Gweru


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Aimed at perpetuating development and coordinating all projects run by the Sisters in the spirit Of its Founder, AHMC reaches out to underprivileged people, using a holistic approach, i.e., socially, morally, physically, spiritually and otherwise. The intention for this is to afford beneficiaries an opportunity to enjoy life to the full, in a Christian perspective, through community participation.

It is envisaged that in order to appropriately effect this, a situation must exist which would improve the dignity and quality of life for the vulnerable through shelter assistance and food aid.

Among targeted beneficiaries are the marginalised, especially women, home-based patients, the youth and children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.

The Projects objectives are:

  • To improve the psycho-social well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as well as off-spring who are mentally challenged survivors of abuse, exploitation and disastrous
circumstances.

  • To improve community advocacy concerning the protection of children.

  • To enhance the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children of high-density habitats in the city of Gweru.

In its vision, the Alois Haene Memorial Centre seeks to establish a self reliant society where everyone enjoys decent living standards through the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalised
community members.

As its mission, the Institution intends to align interventions towards inculcating the spirit of self-reliance through education, skills training and development as well as sustainable agriculture.

Bearing this in mind, it is proposed to give special attention to the alleviation of suffering among those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, with particular emphasis on children and the marginalised.

Enshrined in the Centre’s value system are:

  • Accountability and transparency to all stakeholders and development partners.

  • Elimination of all forms of discrimination.

  • Respect for human dignity.

  • Community participation.

  • Gender equality.

Commitment.

In addition to the Alois Haene Memorial Centre, Sisters of the Child Jesus also administer the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project for children, in Gweru’s Mkoba Township. The Scheme provides food hampers to child headed families, children who have lost their parents and orphans living with  incapacitated grandparents. The Project also takes into consideration, off-spring who are affected and infected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In light of the foregoing and due to the high incidences of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS scourge, the good Sisters, in May 2009, purchased Stand 6842/3 from the City of Gweru, with a view to building a home which would provide shelter for 60 to 70 affected and infected children. One house has been constructed to date, but activities at the site have stagnated due to lack of adequate funding.

Sisters of the Child Jesus are appealing to well-wishers for assistance to complete the Home’s construction as well as support for other interventions relating to the beneficial work of the Alois Haene Memorial Centre. Just some of the needs in this regard include; a four plate stove, kitchen utensils, tables chairs, beds, mattresses, bed-linen and curtains.

People willing to open up their hearts towards making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, who stand to benefit from the good work being carried out at the Alois Haene Memorial Centre and the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project, may do so using the following contact details:


Contact Person & Title
Address
Telephone / Mobile

Sister Catherine Ruzive SJI
22 Lobengula Avenue / Chaplin Road. Gweru. Zimbabwe.
+263 712 787 169

Alternatively, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

  • To improve the psycho-social well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as well as off-spring who are mentally challenged survivors of abuse, exploitation and disastrous
circumstances.

  • To improve community advocacy concerning the protection of children.

  • To enhance the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children of high-density habitats in the city of Gweru.

In its vision, the Alois Haene Memorial Centre seeks to establish a self reliant society where everyone enjoys decent living standards through the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalised
community members.

As its mission, the Institution intends to align interventions towards inculcating the spirit of self-reliance through education, skills training and development as well as sustainable agriculture.

Bearing this in mind, it is proposed to give special attention to the alleviation of suffering among those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, with particular emphasis on children and the marginalised.

Enshrined in the Centre’s value system are:

  • Accountability and transparency to all stakeholders and development partners.

  • Elimination of all forms of discrimination.

  • Respect for human dignity.

  • Community participation.

  • Gender equality.

Commitment.

In addition to the Alois Haene Memorial Centre, Sisters of the Child Jesus also administer the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project for children, in Gweru’s Mkoba Township. The Scheme provides food hampers to child headed families, children who have lost their parents and orphans living with  incapacitated grandparents. The Project also takes into consideration, off-spring who are affected and infected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In light of the foregoing and due to the high incidences of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS scourge, the good Sisters, in May 2009, purchased Stand 6842/3 from the City of Gweru, with a view to building a home which would provide shelter for 60 to 70 affected and infected children. One house has been constructed to date, but activities at the site have stagnated due to lack of adequate funding.

Sisters of the Child Jesus are appealing to well-wishers for assistance to complete the Home’s construction as well as support for other interventions relating to the beneficial work of the Alois Haene Memorial Centre. Just some of the needs in this regard include; a four plate stove, kitchen utensils, tables chairs, beds, mattresses, bed-linen and curtains.

People willing to open up their hearts towards making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, who stand to benefit from the good work being carried out at the Alois Haene Memorial Centre and the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project, may do so using the following contact details:


Contact Person & Title
Address
Telephone / Mobile

Sister Catherine Ruzive SJI
22 Lobengula Avenue / Chaplin Road. Gweru. Zimbabwe.
+263 712 787 169

Alternatively, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.