NEWSLEARNING HOW TO AVERT AN ONGOING CRISIS2013-09-12
The World Food Programme has warned that food security in Zimbabwe is at its lowest point for four years. A quarter of the rural population '2.2 million people' will need food assistance in 2014.
This makes projects such as SEED's Murehwa market gardening project all the more significant. (continues)WALK FOR AFRICA2013-09-03
A group of seven trustees and friends of SEED recently participated in a 10km sponsored walk on behalf of SEED. Aysha Madha describes her experience:
The FSI Small Charities Challenge started in the beautiful grounds of Thornbridge Hall in the beautiful Peak District. The sun was shining and the people were friendly. (continues)MORE THAN JUST LIFE SKILLS2013-07-25
Last year SEED ran skills development courses for groups of former farm labourers on the outskirts of Zimbabwe's capital, Harare. Those involved were trained in life skills that would enable them to start up small businesses. The income generated from such activity both meets needs in the local community and enables the trainees to support their families. (continues)NEW MARKET GARDENING PROJECT2013-07-11
SEED is working with twenty families to launch a new market gardening project in another village in Murehwa. This will equip participants to maintain wells and raise crops that are both highly marketable and possess rich health benefits.
Based about 55 miles east of Harare, the group will work together both in the demonstration garden and in their own individual gardens. (continues)DRUG ABUSE SEMINAR2013-06-28
At the end of May, SEED's community development workers organised a drug abuse seminar in Mufakose, a suburb in Harare.
A qualified social worker from the Department of Social Welfare addressed students and staff at the Victorious Learning Institute, the secondary school that SEED helped to establish a couple of years ago. (continues)SMALL CHARITY - BIG IMPACT2013-06-17
'We might not be able to do everything but we can change and develop the world one community at a time.'
That was the comment made by Nyasha Migioni, one of two community development workers in Zimbabwe who are employed by a small Cambridge-based charity, The SEED Project.
Almost three-quarters of a million (730,000) citizens in Zimbabwe were reached through a distinctive health education campaign that SEED ran a couple of years ago. (continues)HONOURS IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES2013-06-13
In March our Senior Community Development Worker, Robert Kazunga, successfully completed his honours degree in development studies. To help him celebrate, we sent him a goat!
Robert wrote to say how excited he was to be able to share the gift "with my family, parents, relatives and friends at the village. (continues)STAFF CHANGES2013-06-07
We are delighted to announce the appointment of John Hayward as part-time Fundraising and Communications Officer. He comes to SEED with 18 years' experience in the charitable sector, including international development in Tajikistan and northern Iraq.
John says, "I've seen for myself how equipping individuals with income-generating skills empowers whole communities in a way that humanitarian aid and welfare can never achieve. (continues)
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