| ACFE Stories
MEET JOANAH AND ELIZABETH
A family working hard to
secure an education
Joanah was born on September 6, 2003. She resides at Stand Number 8, Village 11, Musena. Her disabled father passed away on July 22, 2019, leaving Joanah under the care of her widowed mother, Auxilia Mahachi. Her mother suffers from back problems that prevent her from assisting Joanah financially and most of the money for her education was spent on medical expenses for her father. Joanah was able to acquire BEAM funds in primary school but was cut off at the secondary education level. Her talents include farming, cycling, and singing. She intends to work hard and become an Agricultural Extension Office
I am heartbroken with the stories that I witnessed, but I am hopeful that we are here now and we can do something about it.
(Board Chairperson, Morongwa Makgamatho)
I am inspired by the potential of young people, and I know that despite the challenges they face every day, education opportunities will change their lives. (President & CEO, Stanley Ndambakuwa)
The stories that touched our hearts
HOW DO WE HELP CHILDREN WHO ARE OUT OF SCHOOL?
Due to financial constraints in remote rural areas in Zimbabwe, most kids would not go to school if no one helps them.
To support inside-the-classroom activities we also provide students with stationery.
Most children have to miss classes because of hunger. That's why we give them food - so they can focus on their studies.
Our kids have to walk very long distances to school. That's why providing them with school shoes makes the long journey possible.
We provide school uniforms as a requirement for the children to attend school.
100% of our students come from unemployed and impoverished families. We support their health needs to make sure they stay in school.