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Successful general public meeting held

St Tabeth Foundation this week held a general public meeting open to all our stake holders in the Chidoma District where the home is situated.

Attendance was wonderful as we were graced by the presence of local dignitaries including Headman Chisina, Chief Gumbero, councilor Maruza (Gokwe Chisina ward 25) plus the local kraal heads and community leaders from surrounding areas.

The Chidoma Zion Christian Church members and leadership provided support in co-hosting the meeting which was also attended by district social welfare officials.

On the agenda was a capacity building programme with the aim of officially receiving a parcel of land to be used as a market garden. The meeting also assessed immediate needs for the winter months, incorporating and launched a new fundraising campaign to enhance the financial standing in support of the goals discussed.

Headman Chisina at St Tabeth Nherera Centre, Chidoma.

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New fencing supplies arrive

This week a delivery of wire fencing rolls was delivered to the home. The rolls were courtesy of Mrs Lydia Bowdeen the foundation’s Principal who is also the sister of Gellie Ruzane the founder.

A new fence is planned for the proposed garden area to allow the home to conduct some non-profit business with the goal of being self sustaining.

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St Tabeth Foundation awarded private voluntary organisation status

St Tabeth Foundation has had registration for a private voluntay organisation certified by the Ministry of Social Welfare.

This is a good time for us to take stock set some goals and keep things moving. This can hopefully facilitate the discussion of those goals and the strategy required.

We thank all our members, local and international supporters as well as civic officials for the support in getting reaching this momentus milestone.

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Our first public fundraising effort

A lot of things have already been achieved at the centre, but with your help, we want to do even more tangible things for it and for the schools that our kids attend.

The first idea was to have a black-tie dinner in a pretty little Oxfordshire village called Little Milton in order to raise funds for some of the up-coming projects. For example electrification, converting one well into another borehole, buying more furniture, books and even a computer.

We have gone for the 10th of December 2010 which makes the event positively festive in its timing. The venue is The Pine Lodge.

All the proceeds will go directly to projects at the home so we are planning on running a VERY lean ship to get to our goal. Raising £800. If things go well this can then be an annual event, in fact even if things don’t go well we will probably continue with such efforts because the stakes are too high for us not to succeed.

So please have a look at our events page for details and we hope you can join us to help make this event wonderful at this special time of year.