• The School fees project The School fees project was started in 2003 it was set up under the Orphan care programme to assist children by paying their tuition fees. Currently we have over 600 children in need of school fees assistance country wide. However, we are only managing to support close to 200  children who are in Primary, secondary and tertiary education. 

    In the past The Baptist Union of Zimbabwe Orphan Care Programme was also supporting orphans with  stationery, and in some cases school uniforms for those in dire need. To date over 600 children have benefitted from this project. Some have proceeded to colleges and Universities and have made something of their lives. This project has been a success because of generous support from our friends. 

  • Sunday School

    The Orphan Care Programme works closely with the Children's Ministry which is responsible for Sunday school initiatives. Therefore they partner in training of the Sunday school teachers, the development of the curricula and the materials used in the classes. All children are encouraged to participate as we believe that all children should have a good Christian foundation which is founded in learning about the gospel from an early age. The lessons and activities at Sunday school build up to Bible Quiz which is held annually in every province.

  • Uniforms & Stationery

    When the Orphan Care Programme was started several years ago children who could not afford to buy uniforms were given a set once a year, this was because some of the beneficiaries could not even afford a decent pair of shoes and would walk long distances in the cold and the rain. However over the years the programme’s reach has grown and more children need tuition support we can no longer afford to buy uniforms. Stationery that we give out is usually in the form of exercise books and pencils when we get donations in kind from our generous partners and sponsors.

  • Nutritional Support

The Nutritional Support Programme was initiated in 2011 after noting that many people were affected by the HIV/AIDS scourge in the Zvavahera area of Gutu (Masvingo); in the local community and those from the local church. Many of the infected lacked proper nutrition, there were hundreds of HIV positive Adults and children. Adults were too weak to work in the fields or fend for themselves while children were staying out of school due to ill-health. The B.U.Z Orphan Care Programme sought assistance from some International partners who helped pave way for this project. A food hamper was created to give to those in need, beneficiaries receive a few basic items on a monthly basis, these include; Mealie meal, cooking oil, dried meat, beans, salt, rice and sugar. To date over 1000 families have been assisted and now many children have resumed their classes and adults are fit enough to do chores around the home and some even participate in Livelihood projects in the community. The project has come a long way and it has been particularly useful in times of drought. (See this project in pictures in the gallery)