NEWS

NEW LIFE SKILLS FOR STUDENTS2014-10-14
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Last year SEED partnered with the Department of Social Welfare and Victorious Learning Institute (VLI) to deliver a seminar for secondary school students highlighting the dangers of drug abuse. We talked then about the possibility of using our experience in skills development with the group. We are excited to report that this hope has now been realised. (continues)

100 MARATHONS IN 100 DAYS CHARITY RUN2014-10-06
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'Lions and Rhinos and Snakes' Oh, my!

Ever run a marathon? How about running a marathon every day for a week? Or 100 marathons in 100 days? Now, how about doing that in the heat of Africa, encountering wild animals, giant insects and scorpions. And camping out somewhere new each night. That's what Emma Timmis is doing right now. (continues)

MARATHON CHALLENGE ACROSS AFRICA2014-08-04
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Can you imagine running 4,328km coast-to-coast across Africa for charity? That's what one volunteer fundraiser is preparing to do for The SEED Project: a marathon-a-day for four months!

In 2011 Emma Timmis was the first woman ever to run from Durban to Cape Town along a 2,400km route called the Freedom Trail. (continues)

SEED FAIR TO CELEBRATE SUCCESS2014-07-10
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The lives of 45 extended families in an HIV/AIDS-affected community have been transformed thanks to our latest market gardening project. Given an average of eight people per family, that means 360 people have directly benefited from this project. The increased family incomes have enabled participants to pay for healthcare, improved accommodation and children's school fees, resulting in significantly improved quality of life across the local community. (continues)

INTERVIEW WITH NYASHA2014-05-06
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It has been a big year for our Community Development Worker Nyasha Migioni. To begin with, she received confirmation that she had passed her Human & Social Studies degree from the University of South Africa with flying colours! Then, in February, she was blessed with a baby boy, Zachary, meaning 'Remembered of the Lord'. (continues)

KEEP HARARE TIDY!2014-04-07
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Last week SEED partnered with other local NGOs and the City of Harare to carry out a massive clean up campaign in Harare's Greendale suburb, where we have previously organised skills training. Over 450 volunteers were involved, including 25 brought in by SEED.

Rubbish had been accumulating for years around the Kamfinsa Shopping Centre - everything from bottles and cans to old car wrecks. (continues)

FLOOD RELIEF: REBUILDING LIVES2014-02-19
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While farmers and small businesses in areas hit by the recent flooding in Britain can access a package of government support worth up to £10million, not everyone has such generous help to fall back on.

Zimbabwe has also been hit by heavy downpours, resulting in massive destruction across the country. (continues)

WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?2014-01-07
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"The trouble with much overseas aid is that it meets the needs of today with no thought to those of tomorrow."

Sadly, this observation contains all too much truth and is often made by those who know best, those who are most closely involved in such work. In the words of SEED's Senior Community Development Worker, Robert Kazunga, "Too many people have developed dependency syndrome and therefore think that NGOs should give them everything for free. (continues)

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