Sunday, June 16, 2024
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The TEACH program (Teaching, Empowering, Achieving, Challenging, Helping) is to help young adults with job skills.

Teenage kids like Tendayi are now at risk of getting into the streets with unemployment rate at 85% in Zimbabwe, there are no jobs for most of them. Some have lived in an orphanage all their lives and that is the only family they know.

She is very talented and has done well in school. She loves poetry and is very polite.
Another young man I met is Kuda. He went to learn how to design and make clothes and he loves making clothes! The clothes we found him wearing he made himself. The problem is that he cannot find a job with unemployment rate at 85% in Zimbabwe.

Heart4kids is launching the TEACH program (Teaching, Empowering, Achieving, Challenging, Helping) The goal of the TEACH program is to help young adults like Tendayi become entrepreneurs achieve higher education so that they can sustain themselves while they serve their communities.


  • Instill the ambition to pursue higher education and long-term life goals
  • Provide entrepreneurial, communication, financial management, and personal skills needed to succeed in career objectives and become model citizens
  • Instill fiscal responsibility and community service


  • Classroom Curriculum -  Classroom instruction includes interactive workshops conducted by Heart4kids Volunteers and experts in the business field on topics such as “What is a Business?”, “The essentials of a business plan”, “Count your pennies”, and “Market Your Self, Product, and Company.”
  • Mentorship -  Heart4kids students will use the Board of Advisors, comprised of community business leaders, as mentors and coaches.
  • Hands-on Participation - Students are given opportunity to be an “Entrepreneur for a Day” in the business of their choice.  Heart4kids’ Board of Advisors will identify companies that will sponsor students as entrepreneurs for a day.
  • Budget: $28,600/year

How you can get involved with TEACH:

  • Sponsor the budget in-whole or in-part
  • Provide computers and other learning materials
  • Be a Mentor or find a mentor
  • Help build partnerships with other organizations
    • Assist in spreading the word – within your circle
    • Employers, school, church, doctors, dentists
  • Join our Leadership Team or become a Volunteer
    • For qualified students non-paid Internships
    • Travel with Hope Trips to  Zimbabwe and TEACH the kids.

List of TEACH Program Needs:
  • School Supplies, Training Materials, Laptops, Software, Seed money

Children like Brite, Tadiwa and Kate are hopeful to start school but lack school fees

I met Tadiwa and Kate at Chinyaradzo orphanage when they were toddlers. Chinyawadzo is the only home they know. They now have a brother named Brite who joined the home a few months later. The three of them are inseparable. That was the most adorable and touching story that I ever had. They were so appreciative of the toys and clothes that we brought them.

Tadiwa told me on my second visit “I remember you!” with a shy smile. This really inspired me to want to be a part of her life.

All three started school and are doing great in school. But they are at risk of being kicked out if they don’t get school fees, a uniform and school supplies.
Please help and support the children so that they may strive in life.

List of Kindergarten Kids Needs:
  • Blankets, clothes, shoes, toiletries, school supplies, crafts off the counter medicine, toys, clean water

Let us go to Zimbabwe and bring hope!

Mother Teresa once said: “I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world”. I encourage you to join us this year and be a love letter to Zimbabwe

  • Africa Mission Trips - We invite you to serve together with Heartkids Mission in Zimbabwe. Join a mission trip and meet the people. It won't take long to discover a unique culture in a country once called the “Bread Basket of Africa”.
  • You will be able to serve alongside the locals in the village to see what it’s like to live a day or more in their lives.
  • You will be tutoring kids and mentoring them and even coaching them on sports. The children there love soccer. You will be able to hold infants and comfort them

Join us and help these wonderful, yet deprived your kids.  You can make a difference!  The 2012 Mission trip is set for Dec 26th 2012 through January 9th 2013.

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity”.  -- Martin Luther King Jr.

Baby Farai with no parents needs food and medicine and someone to hold her and reassure.

There are many infants like these in orphanages hospitals and villages in Zimbabwe. They lack basics like medicine, clothing, diapers, formula and shelter. Some of them are abandoned and some of them are orphaned. I met a boy who was 18 months and the only home he knew was Harare Children’s hospital. The only adults that he knew were the nurses in uniform. The nurse patient ration was so high that he was left to play alone as the few nurses focused on critically ill children in the ward.

I will never forget this boy. He had big bright eyes and took comfort in an old stuffed elephant that someone had given him. In talking to the matron, he was left by the hospital wall and since all the orphanages are too full they have to keep him in hospital indefinitely. This really troubled me. I hope when I go back I will be able to visit baby Farai in his new home. Many homes are closing their doors as they have nothing to give to the kids they already have.

Please donate and spread the word so that innocent helpless babies like Farai have a better start at life.

List of baby needs:
  • Blankets, clothes, Diapers, formula, off the counter medicine, toys, clean water