Last Year we travelled to Zimbabwe and finally had the chance to visit and meet our partner Evans Mangwende of the Mangwende eOrphan Care Trust, and talk Face-to-Face.
Having only had online contact since the beginning of our partnership back in the start of 2020, it was a great opportunity to finally have a long conversation about all the goals we have envisioned for our partnership.
They introduced us to their Eco-Village and their ongoing building projects, such as the children’s education center, which gave us a strong sense for their passionate dream.
Mangwende is truly building a beautiful place for the orphan’s who are housed at the Eco-Village.
He has expressed his plans to build an educational environment that will be available for empowering the orphans, children from other schools and women.
Sports education is being established and they have a big agricultural projects in the making, which will also be a part of the school program. All of this is to help brighten and strengthen the future of the community.
At the moment, they are in the midst of finishing the children’s education center, working hard with a great team to establish classrooms, kitchen, toilet systems and more.
As our own organization (Marondera Women Organization) are working mainly towards empowering women with creative and enlightening education, to help themselves and their families, our vision goes very closely hand-in-hand with Mangwende’s own vision.
This will help us provide new ideas, our own knowledge for creative and agricultural education and volunteer work to Mangwende’s education center.
We are at the moment working very hard towards gaining access to a container so we can start supporting Mangwende Orphan Care Trust with the necessary materials, school equipment and other tools that they are in need of to fulfill their dream.
Supporting Mangwende with donated school equipment, learning materials, building materials for finishing their ongoing building project of the Children’s Educational Center…
Agriculture is an essential part of living in a country such as Zimbabwe, therefore, Marondera Women Organization has started many of their own agricultural Projects to help support the locals, on a hector of land in Neshamba.
They have started a tomato project, consisting of 7000+ tomato plants. Providing the machinery, pipes for irrigation, a water pump and supported all the hard workers during the planting, seeding and harvesting process.
There is a six month harvesting period, which is still ongoing.
A vast amount of these tomatoes are donated to private families and also sold locally to help pay for the school fees in the area.
this long period harvesting is a great way to ensure support to the community. Apart from tomatoes, M.W.O have also started a growth of Onions, Maize (White corn), Cucumbers, Squash Cabbage and Potatoes, which are also being harvested, donated and sold for the same purposes.
Marondera Women Organization is planning to start a growth of Aloe Vera and build a chicken farm to add more support to the local community.