Vulindlela Guardians is a small educational charity in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, that has been helping children to go to school since 2005. We pay school fees, provide regular meals, and support Patricia Tshabalala, the social worker, who runs a community centre where the pupils go to do their homework and use the library. These are children who experience incredible hardship in their lives. Some are orphans or may have been abandoned to be brought up by grandparents. Others have parents who are unemployed and cannot afford regular meals, let alone school fees. We currently pay for 75 children who we have supported through primary school and who are now in senior school in Bulawayo. We feed 150 children three times a week on ePap, a nourishing porridge.
"I promise I will pass with flying colours and I will make you and my parents proud"
"I am a boy aged 15. I am doing form 3 at Msiteli high school. I am a double orphan.
"I am hoping that when I grow I would like to help Zimbabwe, my country in progressing in political and to be a united country"
"I usually spend the whole day without putting anything in my mouth."
"I am HIV positive. My father took me to the clinic last year. Doctor gave me ARV pills. I am proud of that am now recovering."
Social worker and 'mother' to the children
"I attend all library sections and I read books. I take some to read at home..."
"I have gone this far, all thanks to your kindness."
"I am a cheerful and hardworking girl who is willing to pass her 'O' and 'A' level studies. I like learning..."
"I wrote this letter myself at the classroom alone wiping my tears."
It costs £200 a year to sponsor a child or £50 to feed a child for a year. Every little helps so please give generously on our JustGiving page.
For direct payments or standing orders:
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Account Number: 00095923
For more information, please contact:
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