NEWSDUDZU COMMUNITY WOODLOT2012-12-19
All ages turned out to plant gum tree seedlings in the community 'woodlot' (plantation of gum trees) in Dudzu this week, after the rains finally came.
These trees will provide a sustainable source of income, firewood and building material in a few years' time. They can be harvested whilst the 'mother' continues to grow. (continues)FOR EVERY CHILD, A TREE2012-12-09
We participated in "Every child a tree" commemorations held at the University of Zimbabwe on National Tree Planting Day (3 Dec). Pupils from four schools planted trees and recited poems about the environment. VIP Guests included Byron Black, Zimbabwe's former international tennis star who is now Environment Africa's goodwill ambassador, who led by example by planting the first tree. (continues)PEANUT BUTTER AND WASHING-UP LIQUID2012-11-15
Our product-making skills course has finished with a flourish! The 25 students organised a graduation party for themselves, and many were delighted to receive their first ever certificate. They are already forming a co-operative to make and sell washing-up liquid and peanut butter with their new skills. (continues)CLEANING UP IN MUFAKOSE2012-09-29
Partnering with local residents, schools, businesses, NGOs and the council to clear up a shopping centre in high-density Harare suburb Mufakose, as part of last week's national clean-up campaign. Together we can create a cleaner, safer, healthier community!
See also:Mabvuku clean-up... (continues)TWICE AS MANY STUDENTS CAN LEARN2012-09-28
Students unanimously chose to take making peanut-butter and washing-up liquid to the next level (as opposed to candles or floor polish) but none of them wanted to drop either to specialise in just one. Impressed with their enthusiasm to learn, the trainers very kindly agreed to train the... (continues)CONCERT OF HOPE RAISES OVER &POUND7802012-09-27
The Concert of Hope in Godalming on Saturday was a great success!
Around 100 people were treated to a rich variety of music: singing from the opera and popular shows from The Luard Trio, impressive teenage talent from the Rodborough Clarinet Quartet, and foot-tapping soul from Irish folk group Tir Eolas. (continues)MAKING CANDLES, FLOOR POLISH... FOR SALE2012-09-05
New skills development course started!
Uneducated former farm labourers from outer Harare (mostly women) are learning how to make products for sale. So far they have had successful taster sessions in making candles and floor polish.
'You have opened my mind to the opportunities that are there, so I actually can do something with my life besides sitting and waiting for my husband's little money. (continues)EXPLORING MICRO-FINANCE2012-08-28
We are exploring micro-finance in earnest and in detail to find the best way forward in empowering people in their own enterprises!
Robert and Nyasha are visiting a sister charity's projects in Zimbabwe and Marie is talking with UK experts. There's a UK trust and various individual supporters in UK, South Africa and Zimbabwe all motivated to make this work. (continues)
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