Sethule Orphan's Trust
Their work has given hope and a future to many children.
Approximately 1 in 6 children in Zimbabwe have lost one or both parents as a result of HIV/AIDS. Approximately 24% of all children in schools in Zimbabwe have lost both parents (UNICEF data).
Sethule helps and supports orphan children through their grief and also identifies responsible relatives or families known to the child, who can take the child into their loving home, as part of their family.
Sethule then helps to subsidize the family with monthly food and self-care hampers and Positive Parent counselling.
From loaning bicycles to children that must travel long distances in order to attend school to establishing Early Childhood Development centers to give younger children a better start in life, to enabling children to go to high-school and university, Sethule gives many children the opportunity to gain an education.
Sethule directly supports many community pre-schools as well as many children in severe need from primary to high school and beyond.
Their work has directly led to the education of many children.
ensuring orphans have birth certificates
Sethule is actively involved in obtaining a Birth Certificate for every orphan who does not possess one.
This is vital; without such documentation, an orphan cannot take examinations, cannot own property, cannot learn to drive, cannot marry, and cannot run a business.
Through this process, Sethule also has the possibility of finding more distant relatives.
The preschool feeding programme provides a daily nutritional meals to children in need. Child hunger is a devastating sadness across many regions of the world, as in Zimbabwe.
Children are suffering from malnutrition and many of these preschool children arrive at school with empty stomachs.
Sethule ensures that they receive meals and proper nutrition.