Vulindlela Guardians is a small educational charity in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, that has been helping children to go to school since 2005. We pay school and exam 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. We currently pay for 75 children who we have supported through primary school and who are now in senior school in Bulawayo. 4 of the older pupils are now at university, and we pay fees and living expenses for them. We feed 150 children three times a week on ePap, a nourishing porridge.
"I am a girl aged 15 years. I choose to be a psychologist because I gone through this before. Being a psychologist has always been my dream."
"I am 16 years. I aspire to inspire all those in the same path. I mostly enjoy sports and anything that includes numbers and calculations. I specialised in athletics, rugby and tennis. I live with my unemployed mother that I wish to be able to cater for after I can fend for myself."
"I am a cheerful and a free person. At home there is my mom and sister and my father does not live with us. Even though we are a small family we are happy. I like singing and dancing"
"I am a boy aged 16 and I live in Mpopoma. When I grow up I want to be a computer engineer or robotics engineer. I love playing basketball and I am also a drummer I do science subjects at school and they are very interesting."
"I live with my mother. My mother is struggling to find stationery. My mother works as a maid. She is suffering with athritis and she is positive. May you please assist and help me with stationery and school fees"
"I want to be driving. Since 2003 I have been staying with my father. I have been practising because my father taken me. I agree my father saying I want to be a driver at the airport."
"I like to spend some time doing school things and chores in the kitchen and my secret wish is when I pass my O level I want to be a pilot and help orphans as I was also helped...and want and make my family proud"
"I'm doing my final year at high school. There are problems I have been facing at school and home. But first, all my thanks goes to Vulindlela...for taking care of my school fees. I will forever be grateful to them...If it wasn't for Vulindlela, I dont know where I would be in...my academics."
"I am a girl aged 16. I like to sing and dance although I'm not good at it. I live with my mother with two siblings. As for fees you have been of great help through Vulindlela."
"My parents left me when I was 6 months old and I was left with my grandmother she was the one who brought me up. I was happy living with my granny until she passed away last year. This broke my heart."
"I am a girl who grew up without parents and I lived with my grandmother. My parents died years ago. Therre was nobody to pay me school fees and one day I went to Matshabalala. I told her my story and they signed an application letter after that I went to school."
"I live with my grandmother and my grandfather. I dont know my father and my mother left me when i was a small child. I live in Njube, Bulawayo."
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.
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