Harvesters In Sport Ministry

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Drop in Centre- Orphanage Ministry

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We used to run weekly programs in select orphanages here in Zimbabwe namely Harare Children's home and Chiedza child Care Center see pics on the left hand side. We launched our first drop in centre in the Mount Hampden Area.  Do follow us on facebook for regular updates on what God is doing through our own Drop in Center. Be praying for us and support us as the Lord leads you. Our weekly updates are on our prayer diary. Be sure to check it out once a week. New updates are posted every Monday of each new week.

Our Drop in Program intends to offer recreation, food, education support in that order to the less privileged children we interact with weekly. currently we have on average 200 children showing up weekly in Mount Hampden and 145 in rural Bindura (Nyava) We provide food every Saturday. The need or nutritious food is greater but we are only able to do this once a week currently till our capacity grows. We would love to grow this to three times a week. and eventually every day of the week.

Additionally we are managing to pay school fees for 20 children. 10 in primary school and another 10 in secondary school. this is a fraction of the constituency that actually needs fees support. There is at least 200 children who have dropped out of school due to inability to pay. These Orphaned and Vulnerable Children need our support if they are to get proper lie chances. And we would love to play our part and enrol a few more at a time.

A mobile library to help maintain literacy levels is uppermost in our minds. We would need books and a van for this to work. We hope to find partners to help us do this.

 

 

Academy concept for orphanages

A similar program for OVC began in September 2009, in order for them to acquire the same skills and sporting education that mainstream children are afforded. On designated weekends, the children travel to play against children training at another centre for game experience and the opportunity to integrate with mainstream children. This is done to develop the social and athletic skills of every child.

In addition to the weekly training, from 2012, we wish to hold a tournament once every year to integrate all the children we work with. It is a chance for the older children to be recruited or tried for local football teams and for the younger ones to gain match experience and further develop their skills. In the process of all this we hope to promote the use of sport as a tool for personal enhancement and to give the orphans and vulnerable children hope.


 

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