The Foundations Project has continued to stay afloat in the difficult economic situation prevalent in the country maintaining its main programming areas of The Caledonia Rose Infant School, The Feeding Scheme and the girls, young women and women skills development, Skilled Women and Girls (SWAG) programme. The infants’ school consistently enrolled at least 100 orphans and vulnerable who including other children from the children are beneficiaries of The Feeding Scheme who are fed daily on semolina porridge. It also enhances the nutritional needs of the school children and it is complimentary to their learning experience which begins with a meal at the Centre. Majority household food security in Zimbabwe has been eroded, non-existent in most circumstances and the Feeding Scheme is a huge relief to its Caledonia community beneficiaries. Families in Zimbabwe are generally also extremely affected by the ever escalating basic food prices worsened by challenged incomes in the crumbling economy. This leads to ever increasing number of children in the Caledonia Community, over and above the 350 we are feeding daily, needing to be fed. We often must make difficult decisions of chasing away hungry little ones as we can only do so much given available resources. The children’s parents, caregivers, sisters, aunties come to the Centre under our skills development programme, Skilled Women and Girls (SWAG). At least 150 beneficiaries come to the Centre for various activities including facilitated sessions on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights, Positive Parenting, Gender Based Violence, Peace & Reconciliation in Communities and non-formal education programme on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Seven (7) manual sewing machines at the Centre have been used, among others to make shopping bags from swatches donated by Friends of The Foundations Project who continue to make things happen at Caledonia Rose Centre. Outstanding recognition in the year 2019 goes to Antima Investments through Evan Christophides, NutriFoods and Quality Gas for standing in the gap of the beneficiaries that we serve. Heartfelt thanks to Volunteers from the Caledonia Community, who otherwise given the resources must be paid for their critical services they offer. The volunteers keep the various programmes running and the community served enabling the Center’s life changing impact in the community. As we continue into 2020, our work is solely complimented by the kindness and generosity of individuals, corporate companies,donors local and international who are loyal and joining us giving hope for a better future.
Our Skilled Women and Girls beneficiaries making shopping bags
Our little angels at school and beneficiaries of the feeding scheme