Projects


See below some of the projects we have undertaken.

Boreholes

Zimbabwe is a country that, like many others in Africa, suffers from drought at times which can have a devastating effect on the food supply when so many are dependent on growing their own crops. Drought conditions also have an impact on the health of many, particularly young children, especially in the rural areas where there may not be access to clean safe water. The answer to these problems can be found in providing boreholes for such rural communities to give access to clean safe water and also the provision of water to irrigate crops. Since 2014 the Trust has been able to facilitate the provision of three boreholes in rural communities as we have worked in partnership with Meadow Way Chapel in Norwich and Gideon Chishamba, a Christian brother in Zimbabwe, who has a real burden to show Christ’s love and compassion in needy rural communities in an area of Zimbabwe often badly affected by drought conditions.

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Famine Relief

The country of Zimbabwe has experienced severe economic difficulties in the last decade, brought about mainly by the Government’s ‘Land Reform’ policy resulting in this country that was once the bread basket of Africa no longer growing enough food to feed the population. The economic difficulties have resulted in a very high unemployment rate leaving the majority of the population dependant on growing their own food. These conditions, combined with frequent drought conditions in some of the rural areas of the country, have meant that many families survive on just one meal a day and children are growing up suffering from malnutrition.

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Orphan Work

It is estimated that an incredible 8% of the population of Zimbabwe are orphaned or abandoned children. Throughout the Bible we are told to care for the fatherless, so this is an important area of ministry for ZPT and here we highlight two orphanages we have been able to give specific support to.

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Training of pastors

The programme of training pastors in Zimbabwe began in 2008 when Preachers Workshops were held for the first time in Harare and were held annually until 2012. After the initial workshops in Harare, in 2010 Hwange was included as a second venue. These workshops were held over a period of 2 – 4 days when groups of men who were either pastors or younger men training to be pastors gathered together to be given help in understanding the principles of Biblical interpretation and exposition. In addition to the more formal teaching sessions the men were given opportunity to work in small groups preparing sermon outlines on a set passage – this proved very encouraging to see them interacting with one another and helping each other get to grips with the Word of God.

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Tariro Yepenyu (Hope for Life)

Yollanda’s mother died in childbirth and the offer of 2 goats from Tariro Yeupenyu (TY) to Yollanda’s grandmother shortly after she was born saved her from being killed by a family who saw her as a burden. Yollanda is now nearly 6. She continues to benefit from the goats’ milk but she, and the other orphans in her extended family, have no prospect of going to school and are in great need of food, clothes and blankets.

TY is led by James Kambudzi – a farmer, pastor and hospital chaplain in the poor rural area of Mount Darwin. Through TY goats are provided for orphan children who live with grandmothers and other relatives, or in orphan-headed households, so they can benefit from the milk, breed more goats for sale in order to meet basic needs, and even use the dung for fertilizing crops. There are hundreds of orphan children in the villages around James as a result of the ravages of AIDs and poverty-related illness.

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Wiltshire School

The Wiltshire School was founded in 2012 to meet the educational needs of local children. Founder Torevi Munhangu realised that the children in his area were starting out at 4am in the morning to get to the nearest school 15km away and sometimes sleeping overnight during the week in very unsuitable places to avoid doing the exhausting journey every day. This put the girls particularly in a very vulnerable position and there were some instances of rape.

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