Alpha Cottage recently received help in the form of reusable and disposable sanitary pads, mealie-meal and detergents from Social Economic Action Transformation for Humanity (SEATH), Chosen Generation (CG), Bright Minds Zimbabwe INC Trust and Sainte Aide.
SEATH Trust founding director Tendai Mafuka said it was imperative to for civil society to do more to ensure the welfare of the most vulnerable members of society.
Children at Alpha Cottage are orphans and other victims of abuse and abandonment.
“We want to show some love to the children and show them that they are not alone no matter what life gives them. They should also not give up in life and we wanted to show them that as young people, we can be role models for each other,” said Mafuka.
SEATH began operation only a few months ago but has achieved a lot on the ground through rigorous fundraising for charity.
Bright Minds INC Trust chairperson Tawanda Toperesu said his organization was also pleased to be able to lend a hand in a genuine case of need.
“We are grateful to support our younger brothers and sisters as we understand that the pandemic has crippled a lot of capacity in these kinds of institutions,” said Toperesu.
Masvingo Association of Residential Care Facilities programmme coordinator Kudzai Dakwa thanked the organizations for the assistance, saying there was greater need to coordinate efforts to improve situations in charity homes.
“We are facing a lot of challenges when we release children who are supposed to leave. The rules require us to let go of children when they turn 18 but you still find that such kids often become street kids and some end up in early marriages because they are lacking life skills,” said Dakwa.