When the BAFTA award winning film, Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children, aired on BBC, viewers were shocked and traumatised. Jezza Neumann and Xoliswa Sithole followed Esther, Grace and Obert in their heartbreaking struggle to survive each day and their fight to receive an education. Thanks to viewers donations, we have been able to transform their futures. However we did not stop there and have since taken it further to help thousands of Zimbabwe’s Children whose stories are just as horrific.
Children in Zimbabwe have a passionate and fierce desire to learn. They KNOW education is their right and the doorway out of the extreme poverty they endure! Our work is about fulfilling that desire for a ‘quality’ education, bringing nutrition relief so they are able to learn and giving their families the opportunity of a self sufficient future.
During our research trips we were astonished at the enormous value children in the country placed on learning and getting to school. It profoundly changed the direction of filming and the outcome.
Since the Conservation Agriculture skills training my family’s life has been very positively impacted. We’ve gone from starving hungry to eating well and I have even become a mentor for others in my community.
Chinhoyi rural area
It needs both us (financing) and you (managing) to bring about life-changing outcomes, and I’m delighted to offer my own bit of help in a way that quite apparently you make so effective.
You can see for yourself how much healthier the children are after the introduction of the feeding program. The attendance levels are at their highest and children focus well now. You can visibly see their skin is glowing.