Creating Better Futures became a registered charity in England and Wales in August 2012. The charity works directly with Creating Better Futures Zimbabwe, a registered Charitable Trust since August 2012, to ensure that funds raised or donated get to where they are needed. The team work closely with the schools and local community to identify the best solutions to the challenges faced by the children we support.
We have an agreement with the Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe and The Department for Social Welfare which allows us to work in the school districts where we operate and our team ensure that we have all appropriate approvals from local authorities in advance of any activity.
Our team source three independent quotes for any materials or resources required and once agreed, money is transferred directly to our team in Zimbabwe, this is typically on a monthly basis. The team disburse the funds directly to the supplier and arrange any transportation if required. School fees are paid directly into the schools’ bank accounts.
We do not use any middle-men and operate directly and at a grass-roots level.
All activity is monitored from the UK, with receipts, letters of acknowledgement, project reports, pictures and videos provided by the team in Zimbabwe. We have regular communications on project progress via calls, emails and secure messenger services. We regularly report on project progress via our newsletters and social media channels.
All our Rotary funded projects are implemented with the support from The Rotary Club of Harare. Beverley Matondo (Co-Founder and CEO – Zimbabwe) is a member of the Rotary Club of Harare, Chairperson of the Youth Committee and has been presented with The Service Above Self Award three times. Dorothy Dix (Co-Founder and CEO – UK) is a founding member of the Thames Valley E-Rotary Club and District 1090 Diversity and Equality Officer. She regularly gives updates on Rotary projects at Club meetings, seminars, conferences and District Assemblies. Some of our projects are featured on the District 1090 website: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/districts/page.php?PgID=597863&DistrictNo=1090