What We Do
This is what we do, we work with 29 primary and secondary schools where we also locate an area Orphan Minister who is responsible for overseeing the welfare of orphans in our program, through home visits, interaction with school authorities and after school programs.
We pay school fees every term to keep our kids in school, giving them the opportunity to succeed, access to an education, spiritual instruction, provide exam fees, toiletries, text books, pens and a uniform- raising their status in the local community and demonstrating to the orphan, their peers and their community that YOU and Jesus love this child.
For some areas where malnutrition is evident we have provided supplemental feeding programs when we are able to or it is feasible. This has been; maize, beans/lentils, protein mixes and protein cookies and Mahewu (maize and soya, blended and fortified with vitamins and minerals) and dehydrated vegetable mix from Breedlove Foods. You can feed a child for just $5 a month, or virtually any amount that you choose, just make a notation on your check.
Children infected with Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS receive medical care and Anti Retro Viral drugs at the Nhowe Mission Hospital http://nhowemission.org/ or a local medical facility nearer to their home or school or through an outreach clinic.
Our Orphan Ministers teach the Word in their assigned schools, and local homes through orphan welfare visits and spread the Good News through World Bible School and other methods at their disposal. World Bible School currently has 400,000 students in Zimbabwe, out of a population estimated at around 10-11 million. Who will disciple these new babes?
We have provided community and school wells that affect both orphans and the local population, giving clean water to all. Clean community water means drastically reduced spreading of disease which improves all aspects of daily life. Providing clean water allows us to talk about Living Water. Healing Hands International has assisted us with several wells at various school locations.
Blankets, Toothbrushes and toothpaste, shoes and socks are also given to orphans when available.
Micro loans are given to select individuals and communities to promote self sustenance:
Sewing projects – creates local jobs and clothing and uniform production for the orphan program.
Community Garden Projects
100% of every donation made to the Zimbabwe Orphans Program goes specifically to support orphans and vulnerable children and essential aspects of our program in Zimbabwe. If there is ever an excess it is simply applied to another child. All overhead costs since the beginning have been supplied by a generous missions committee, generous partner churches, and generous individuals as well personal sacrifices by volunteers.
We have 190+ Individual Child Sponsors
Our vision is to triple our individual sponsor base and grow to 1000 by December 31st 2014. You can be a part of this by blessing children in need through sponsoring an orphan or two.
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The ZOP began in 2004 with East Point Church of Christ supporting orphans at Nhowe Mission and currently has 621 orphans sponsored in our program. A few years back we had 2800 kids enrolled but had to reduce that number to just 400 when Zimbabwe began using the U.S.dollar almost exclusively, ending inflation of over 253 million % but also reducing the impact of our available funds significantly. We endeavor to keep each child in their local community and extended families instead of housing them in institutions.
This year we are building dormitories to house orphans attending a preparatory school, this project will need $70 000 to get the structures up and then $40-$50 000 to equip with bunk-beds, kitchen and laundry equipment etc.
We will also be involved in an orphanage being planned to be built on-site at the Brian Lemons Memorial Hospital to care for HIV/AIDS babies and children from birth to 6 years old. An estimated $110,000 will be required to raise the structures. This project fund raiser is being aptly led by Kelli Bird and called “Lets Build An Orphanage” https://www.facebook.com/LetsBuildAnOrphanage?fref=ts
Management of the Zimbabwe Orphans Program:
On the Zimbabwe side:
Administrative duties are carried out by the Zimbabwe Orphans Program Board of Governors (ZOP BOG), which is composed of 3 Zimbabweans and 2 Americans; Cory Mauck and Dr. Stephen Lemons MD. The ZOP BOG members has no direct access to ZOP funds or bank accounts. Funds are distributed by a committee at the Board’s request, directly to school partners in response to orphan fee invoices due. It then requires both the school Headmaster and school Accountant to release those funds for payment of orphan school fees. This process was deliberately setup in accordance with best practices in regard to financial accountability.
On the U.S.A. side:
The Zimbabwe Orphans Program is directed by Cory Mauck (reporting to the EPCOC Missions Committee), in coordination with the Zimbabwe Orphans Program Board of Governors. Patricia Mauck is the ZOP Bookkeeper on the US side. Neither Cory nor Patricia have access to the ZOP Bank Account in accordance with best practices in regard to financial accountability. The funds are wired to a dedicated bank account by the Missions Committee when required
100% of every donation made to the Zimbabwe Orphans Program goes specifically to support orphans and vulnerable children and essential aspects of our program in Zimbabwe. If there is ever an excess it is simply applied to another child. All overhead costs since the beginning have been supplied by a generous missions committee, generous partner churches, and generous individuals as well personal sacrifices.
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To care for orphans and widows and the destitute wherever we can, opening hearts to hear the Good News of Jesus. Providing school fees, uniforms, exam fees, toiletries, text books and pencils to ensure they have access to an education. Providing a Godly mentor, the orphan minister, to look out for their well being Promoting self empowerment and self sufficiency through initiatives like micro loans for chicken, pig and sewing projects.
To fulfill the Great Commission, to as many as we can through good works in the name of Jesus.
What We Do
100% of your donation goes to orphans, destitute and orphan related work!
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Click this link to watch a great video of our work: Foot prints in the sand