Lesedi School and Clinic (Ngoko Trust)
Intabayengwe Village, Zimbabwe

We are excited to
celebrate Stacie Collins Birthday

Happy Birthday Stacie!

You can join the celebration with a donation to her favorite project - the Lesedi School and Clinic in Zimbabwe. See below to make a donation in her honor. We are particularily proud of the outstanding response by our teachers and staff to the current Covid-19 challenges.

Lesedi School & Clinic provides quality education and health services to communities in a rural area in Zimbabwe just 15-minutes' drive from Victoria Falls.

Background
In 2013, one of the co-founders of Ngoko Safaris, Benson Siyawareva, got involved with the Ntabayengwe community and realized that many children were not attending school. Along with his business partner, Fiona Thompson, Benson began working with the community on an ambitious plan to build a primary school in the local area, aiming to break the cycle of poverty through the power of education.



Lesedi Primary School

Having taken the decision to build a primary school, we started by constructing a simple structure to offer classes to pre-school children, with the initial intake of kids, our "pioneer" students, enrolling in 2014.

Just six years later, Lesedi Primary School now teaches two Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes, plus Grades 1-6, to around 250 pupils. Our first pupils will complete their primary education at the end of 2021. Having given the children hope and encouraged them to dream, it would be wrong to abandon them after primary school, so our intention is to build a secondary school at Lesedi. We recognize that not all the children will excel academically, so we are also planning to offer vocational training.

 

Lesedi Clinic
Soon after starting this project, it became apparent that healthcare was also a huge issue for the communities in this area. With the nearest clinic 28km from Lesedi, medical treatment was not an option for many families. The vast majority of the Lesedi pupils had never seen a doctor, despite some having serious medical conditions. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, we were able to build Lesedi Clinic in 2019. The clinic includes male and female wards, maternity/delivery rooms, pharmacy and consultation rooms. We also built an expectant mothers' cottage, providing accommodation for women during the final stages of pregnancy and ensuring they give birth at the clinic rather than in their rural homes.

 


Visit the website for the Lesedi School and clinic at www.lesedizim.org

 

 
 

Meet Fiona and Graeme with some of the Lesedi School teachers.

Celebrate Stacies Birthday
donation by check

Make checks payable to "Philanthropic Ventures Foundation "
and note on the "memo" line on the check -
"Lesedi School - Stacie Collins Birthday"
Mail donations to:
Generosity in Action

c/o Philanthropic Ventures Foundation
1222 Preservation Park Way
Oakland, CA 94612-1201

 

On-Line Donations to Celebrate Stacie's birthday Click here



Once at Generosity in Action Donate page click on "Stacie Collins Birthday Fund - Lesedi School & Clinic". Note: there is a 3% transaction fee to cover credit card fees, bank fees, and other processing costs.

 

 

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