The smallholders in Murehwa are looking forward to a bumper harvest. The local Agricultural Officer recently joined them for a tour of their fields and was impressed at both the health of their crops and the innovative ways they have used local resources as affordable substitutes for otherwise expensive materials, such as grass fencing to prevent damage caused by stray animals. (continues)TRANSFORMING LIVES2015-07-03
The new group of smallholders that SEED's community development workers have been working alongside now have the confidence and composure to demonstrate to other would-be market gardeners the knowledge which they have acquired so far.
Contrary to the expectations of many in the community, many of the older members in the group mastered the concepts so well that they are doing much better than the younger members and are now serving as local role models. (continues)TRIBUTE TO MAI RUSERE2015-06-05
Mai Rusere was one of the very first beneficiaries of SEED. She passed away on 29th April after a long illness and was buried on the 1st May.
Mai Rusere was a very simple woman but with such a big heart. Although she came from a very poor background what development workers would call absolute poverty she always welcomed people with such warmth and love and always tried her best to put on a brave face despite any difficulties she would be going through. (continues)THE CURRENT PLIGHT OF ZIMBABWE2015-05-12
SEED trustee and co-founder Jackson Nazombe visited Zimbabwe last month. These are his reflections.
My overview of the situation in Zimbabwe from my visit is slightly depressing. The quality of life is hugely deteriorated compared to last year. Many of my friends and relations had not been paid for upwards of 14 months. (continues)NEW SKILLS AND CAREERS2015-04-08
As part of the small business and entrepreneurship skills training that SEED has been organising for secondary school students at the Victorious Learning Institute, 31 students recently participated in a capacity building workshop.
This was held in a beautiful setting in part of the town where most students would not get a chance to visit, especially those from the high-density areas. (continues)NEW CROPS AND TREES2015-04-08
SEED trustee Jackson Nazombe is currently in Zimbabwe visiting some of the communities that SEED has been helping to empower. The seed beds in our new market gardening project are germinating well and should be ready for transplanting in the next few weeks.
Local instability forced a delay to our latest reforestation project, but we were finally able to proceed. (continues)MATCH-FUNDING FOR JOSH'S READ FOR SEED2015-03-24
If you follow SEED on social media, you may have read about ten-year-old Josh's Read For SEED challenge. We are excited to announce that all sponsorship raised by Josh, up to 10,000, will be doubled by an anonymous donor. So please give generously!
As Josh told readers of the Cambridge News, he aims to read 10,000 pages during Lent, the equivalent of at least 30 books in just 40 days. (continues)CATCH THEM YOUNG2015-03-17
Earlier this month, SEED helped to launch a new program called "Catch Them Young" in partnership with several other local organisations, including the City of Harare, Environmental Management Agency and Environment Africa.
The program aims to teach schoolchildren about the importance of waste management, water sanitation and conservation. (continues)
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