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Our Work & Projects

Creating Better Futures (CBF) run multiple projects in Zimbabwe including education, feeding, clean water, and sanitation. Just £1 can feed 1 child for 1 month.

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Our Projects: Education

Our Focus is to Empower Orphans & Vulnerable Children

Our focus is to empower orphans and vulnerable children through access to education with fees paid directly to schools. You can help us by providing school fees to new equipment to support learning. You could also help strengthen the teachers’ skills with additional training or deploy technology into schools to give them opportunities to learn digital skills.

You could also provide a bursary/scholarship to fund gifted students to attend higher education, or help children find work after education through provision of practical and vocational workshops.

Our Projects

Feeding, Clean Water, Sanitation

Education

Our focus is to empower through access to education

Our focus is to empower orphans and vulnerable children through access to education with fees paid directly to schools. You can help us by providing school fees to new equipment to support learning. You could also help strengthen the teachers’ skills with additional training or deploy technology into schools to give them opportunities to learn digital skills.

You could also provide a bursary/scholarship to fund gifted students to attend higher education, or help children find work after education through provision of practical and vocational workshops.

Feeding

Children regularly come to school hungry

Children regularly come to school on an empty stomach, which not only affects their long term health and development, but also means they struggle to concentrate in class, affecting their ability to excel at school and their long term opportunities.

By helping to fund a feeding program at a rural primary school, you will provide all children with a daily breakfast of porridge and a nutritious maize based drink, called Maheu.

Clean Water

The provision of access to clean water is critical

Recent droughts throughout Southern Africa have made the provision of access to clean water even more critical.

We provided access to clean water to rural schools by drilling a borehole and by installing a rainwater harvesting systems.

By providing a source of clean water at a rural school, you will be giving children a precious and life giving commodity.

Sanitation

Many rural schools have unusable toilets

Many rural schools have existing toilets that are often blocked or otherwise unusable, resulting in children sharing just a few toilets or having to go to the bushes, which is unsafe.

By funding a refurbished or new toilet block at a rural school, you will be giving the children a clean, safe and hygienic toilet facility.

Not only does a new toilet block offer dignity, but it also helps reduce illness and improve attendance rates.

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Our Impact

And How Your Donation Helps

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Success Stories

Constance

We met Constance when she was 10 years old, attending one of our sponsored schools in Mutare. She was in Grade 5 at Chitakatira Primary, enjoying education. Sadly, tragedy struck one day when she was hit by a car on her way to church.

After an agonising wait, it was decided by medical professionals that it was necessary to amputate her right leg. Despite this, she remained determined to go back to school and continue her education. Following a successful operation and a 40-day stay in hospital, the family sourced a second-hand set of adult crutches that enabled Constance to regain some level of normality.

At such a young age and a mere 5 months after her accident, we were completely taken aback by Constance’s determination and resilience. Unlike in the UK, Constance would not have experienced the luxury of free healthcare, like we would in the NHS. This meant Constance’s family were struggling to pay for her hospital fees, as well as provide for the rest of the family and pay the school fees.

Like many families in the area, they relied on farming as a source of income, and a debt of $1,183 to Mutare Hospital was far more than they could afford to pay. Horrifically, the British driver that caused the accident reassured the local police she would pay all of Constance’s medical bills, but to this date she has only paid the family a pitiful $50.

With help from our wonderful sponsors, our team at Creating Better Futures was able to step in and help. We became aware that Constance and her mother had attended a consultation at Parirenyatwa Hospital Harare for a prosthetic leg.

We were able to provide a donation of over $600 to give Constance the prosthetic leg she desperately needed. The smile on Constance’s face is one of bravery and determination despite this affecting her everyday life. We are so grateful to everyone that has helped Constance get back on track!

Change a Life Today

As long as poverty, injustice & inequality persist, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life, Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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