The Bulawayo Community Gardens - a ZDDT Programme

ZDDT News

Green Valley Garden Elects a New Committee

13 September, 2021 |

Green Valley Garden members in Ward 21, voted in many new faces during their annual committee elections which were held at the garden last week.

ZDDT News

A New Dawn for Greenfields Garden

19 August, 2021 |

For the effective day-to-day running of any project, there should be a team of dedicated individuals which can push the ship forward. The ZDDT nutritional gardens are no exception; they each have a dedicated leadership team which steers the garden towards higher agricultural production and improved income.

ZDDT News

New Chairperson Promises Sizinda a Bright Future

12 July, 2021 |

The new elected chairperson, Mrs Sithabisiwe Vundla, promises to take Green Valley Garden to greater heights.

ZDDT News

Green Valley Garden Flourishes

24 June, 2021 |

Green Valley Garden, situated in Sizinda Township, has started supplying premium grade vegetables to Vulindlela Institute of Learning.

Our Partnership with the Sally Foundation

ZDDT News

An Insight on Sally Foundation and ZDDT’s Partnership

02 July, 2021 |

Mike Roche, and his wife Geraldine, established the Sally Foundation (SF) to leave a legacy for future generations, both in their homeland, Australia, and Zimbabwe.  They invest in projects that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds become self-reliant and resilient.

ZDDT News

Philanthropy that Touches Lives

14 October, 2019 |

Councillor Donaldson Mabuto loads a special chair into the boot of the car and we drive to a house just a few blocks away from his.

ZDDT News

Garden Beneficiaries Thrilled By Roche Visit

06 January, 2018 |

There was singing, dancing, ululation, as well as whistling, as Mike Roche of Sally Foundation arrived at the newly-established Greenfields Garden in Bulawayo’s neat and orderly but impoverished Emganwini Township.

ZDDT News

ZDDT Commended

13 October, 2017 |

Councillor for Bulawayo’s Ward 28, which covers Cowdray Park Township, Collet Ndlovu, has commended the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT)’s monthly Business Social Credit Scheme (BSCS) as a step in the right direction.

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ZDDT Honours Star of Zimbabwe

02 April, 2019 |

The Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) recently honoured outstanding community volunteer, Mpopoma’s Moses Dube, as a Star of Zimbabwe.

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Star of Zim: Moses Dube, a Man Fond of Working for the Community

11 February, 2019 |

While many people may demand payment for community service, that is not the case with a Bulawayo man who has worked so unselfishly and tirelessly with the Zimbabwe Development Democracy Trust (ZDDT) for over a decade now.

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Star of Zim: MaTshabalala, a Rare Breed

22 June, 2018 |

“In life when you die you should leave behind a difference in your community, country or world; you must create a good difference, not a bad one,” these are the words of Patricia Tshabalala of Mpopoma.

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Star of Zim - Bhila Inspired to Change Lives

26 February, 2018 |

After surviving the HIV virus in 2003, when her CD4 count had dropped to one, Senzeni Bhila resolved to do something for God and his people for the rest of her life.

ZDDT Appeal: Assisting the vulnerable children of Gweru


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Aimed at perpetuating development and coordinating all projects run by the Sisters in the spirit Of its Founder, AHMC reaches out to underprivileged people, using a holistic approach, i.e., socially, morally, physically, spiritually and otherwise. The intention for this is to afford beneficiaries an opportunity to enjoy life to the full, in a Christian perspective, through community participation.

It is envisaged that in order to appropriately effect this, a situation must exist which would improve the dignity and quality of life for the vulnerable through shelter assistance and food aid.

Among targeted beneficiaries are the marginalised, especially women, home-based patients, the youth and children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.

The Projects objectives are:

  • To improve the psycho-social well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as well as off-spring who are mentally challenged survivors of abuse, exploitation and disastrous
circumstances.

  • To improve community advocacy concerning the protection of children.

  • To enhance the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children of high-density habitats in the city of Gweru.

In its vision, the Alois Haene Memorial Centre seeks to establish a self reliant society where everyone enjoys decent living standards through the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalised
community members.

As its mission, the Institution intends to align interventions towards inculcating the spirit of self-reliance through education, skills training and development as well as sustainable agriculture.

Bearing this in mind, it is proposed to give special attention to the alleviation of suffering among those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, with particular emphasis on children and the marginalised.

Enshrined in the Centre’s value system are:

  • Accountability and transparency to all stakeholders and development partners.

  • Elimination of all forms of discrimination.

  • Respect for human dignity.

  • Community participation.

  • Gender equality.

Commitment.

In addition to the Alois Haene Memorial Centre, Sisters of the Child Jesus also administer the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project for children, in Gweru’s Mkoba Township. The Scheme provides food hampers to child headed families, children who have lost their parents and orphans living with  incapacitated grandparents. The Project also takes into consideration, off-spring who are affected and infected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In light of the foregoing and due to the high incidences of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS scourge, the good Sisters, in May 2009, purchased Stand 6842/3 from the City of Gweru, with a view to building a home which would provide shelter for 60 to 70 affected and infected children. One house has been constructed to date, but activities at the site have stagnated due to lack of adequate funding.

Sisters of the Child Jesus are appealing to well-wishers for assistance to complete the Home’s construction as well as support for other interventions relating to the beneficial work of the Alois Haene Memorial Centre. Just some of the needs in this regard include; a four plate stove, kitchen utensils, tables chairs, beds, mattresses, bed-linen and curtains.

People willing to open up their hearts towards making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, who stand to benefit from the good work being carried out at the Alois Haene Memorial Centre and the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project, may do so using the following contact details:


Contact Person & Title
Address
Telephone / Mobile

Sister Catherine Ruzive SJI
22 Lobengula Avenue / Chaplin Road. Gweru. Zimbabwe.
+263 712 787 169

Alternatively, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

  • To improve the psycho-social well-being of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as well as off-spring who are mentally challenged survivors of abuse, exploitation and disastrous
circumstances.

  • To improve community advocacy concerning the protection of children.

  • To enhance the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children of high-density habitats in the city of Gweru.

In its vision, the Alois Haene Memorial Centre seeks to establish a self reliant society where everyone enjoys decent living standards through the empowerment of vulnerable and marginalised
community members.

As its mission, the Institution intends to align interventions towards inculcating the spirit of self-reliance through education, skills training and development as well as sustainable agriculture.

Bearing this in mind, it is proposed to give special attention to the alleviation of suffering among those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS, with particular emphasis on children and the marginalised.

Enshrined in the Centre’s value system are:

  • Accountability and transparency to all stakeholders and development partners.

  • Elimination of all forms of discrimination.

  • Respect for human dignity.

  • Community participation.

  • Gender equality.

Commitment.

In addition to the Alois Haene Memorial Centre, Sisters of the Child Jesus also administer the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project for children, in Gweru’s Mkoba Township. The Scheme provides food hampers to child headed families, children who have lost their parents and orphans living with  incapacitated grandparents. The Project also takes into consideration, off-spring who are affected and infected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In light of the foregoing and due to the high incidences of orphans and vulnerable children as a result of the HIV/AIDS scourge, the good Sisters, in May 2009, purchased Stand 6842/3 from the City of Gweru, with a view to building a home which would provide shelter for 60 to 70 affected and infected children. One house has been constructed to date, but activities at the site have stagnated due to lack of adequate funding.

Sisters of the Child Jesus are appealing to well-wishers for assistance to complete the Home’s construction as well as support for other interventions relating to the beneficial work of the Alois Haene Memorial Centre. Just some of the needs in this regard include; a four plate stove, kitchen utensils, tables chairs, beds, mattresses, bed-linen and curtains.

People willing to open up their hearts towards making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, who stand to benefit from the good work being carried out at the Alois Haene Memorial Centre and the Rutendo HIV/AIDS Project, may do so using the following contact details:


Contact Person & Title
Address
Telephone / Mobile

Sister Catherine Ruzive SJI
22 Lobengula Avenue / Chaplin Road. Gweru. Zimbabwe.
+263 712 787 169

Alternatively, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.