Inkosi Kids has been set up by Kings Church to sponsor children in rural areas of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, to enter into education and gain a chance of a brighter future.
Kings has partnered with Thembalezizwe Church, Bulawayo, to support and develop an ‘early childhood development centre’ for children growing up in a rural community within Zimbabwe.
The children are from very poor backgrounds and wouldn’t otherwise get an education. Many have lost parents and grandparents to HIV and Aids, others face on a daily basis the distress caused by poverty, violence and malnutrition.
The school was established in January 2013, initially with 20 children aged 3 and 4 from the local area. The project has since grown with members of Kings and other friends now sponsoring over 100 children; not only providing education, materials, uniforms and play equipment but striving to recapture the laughter, joy, self-confidence and hope that these children need.
As the children are often under nourished they are fed with porridge, fruit, peanut butter sandwiches and vegetables at school as well.
The original group of 20 have graduated and are now being sponsored through the local primary school. The Head teacher has commented on how advanced they are in their learning compared to the rest and several have won prizes. Last December the school held its first Graduation Ceremony with various dignitaries from the Education Department and the community attending.
The school has a clear Christian ethos, and is based in the Thembalezizwe Church, where our four teachers come from. Several of the parents have started attending church through the school, so it’s proving to be a fantastic tool for outreach as well.
Through the programme, sponsors are making a huge difference to the lives of children who are disadvantaged in every way.
Sponsoring a child costs just £12.50 a month. Click the button below to sign up.
For more information please contact Dave and June:
Landline: 01825 873644
Mobile: 07899 071725