Sakubva Helper UK Charity was the brainchild of retired Educationists from Chelmsford and London back in August 2014 over a Reunion lunch. This was in response to a request from Rebuild Sakubva Trust, an initiative conceived and implemented by the residents of Sakubva Township in the City of Mutare in Zimbabwe. In spite of the economic challenges facing the nation of Zimbabwe, the desire to educate and prepare its children for the future has never diminished. We wanted to HELP them HELP themselves.
In 2020 we continued with the “Don’t Skip It, We'll Ship It “ Campaign and we continued with requesting educational resources from Schools mainly in Chelmsford and London.This resulted with the Tendering High School donating 68 CPUs , 125 Screens, 12 Microscopes , 15 Smartboards , 12 Laptops, and Textbooks.
We also decided to give the children at Diligence Academy a surprise Xmas gift. Most, if not all, of the children have never received a Xmas Card let alone a Xmas gift. We thought we could provide this in the form of a Rucksack filled with Exercise Books, Calculator,Pen,Pencil , Sanitizer, Face Mask, a Xmas Gift and a Xmas Card. All these items are hard to come by in Zimbabwe. They get to keep the Rucksacks as well as the contents.
Our main donors for the “Xmas Goodies Rucksacks “ Campaign were the local Chelmsford Schools and institutions, largely complemented by our local North Springfield Baptist Church congregation. A total of 70 Rucksacks were filled with the Goodies mentioned above.
The shipment of the donations to Zimbabwe is the highlight of our achievements in 2020. We managed to send a 20 foot Container full of what had occupied our Garage for some time. In the Container were our usual educational and recreational resources. But this time round we also collected donations for the Cyclone Idai victims . Things like CLOTHING, TORCHES, SANITARY PADS, CROCKERY, CUTLERY ETC. This would not have been made possible without the general public who helped us tremendously with the donations and the shipping costs. Because of the pandemic we had to postpone/cancel all planned Fundraising activities for the year.
We also managed to send a second Container which we shared with other local organisations sending donations to Zimbabwe we had the following items:
“Xmas Goodies Rucksacks” that had in them Calculators, Exercise Books,Pens, Masks, Sanitizer and a Gift
60 Rucksacks were sent in total and each child kept the Rucksack as well.
During the financial year
No contracts from Central Government or local Authorities
No work was done outside the UK
No trading subsidiaries
All the Trustees are volunteers
No paid staff
MUTARE BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
SAKUBVA PRIMARY SCHOOL
DANGARE PRIMARY SCHOOL
JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL
SAKUBVA HIGH SCHOOL
RUSHINGO HIGH SCHOOL
DANGARE PRIMARY SCHOOL
DANGAMVURA HIGH SCHOOL
MUTANDA PRIMARY SCHOOL
ZAMBA PRIMARY SCHOOL
FIRST CLASS HIGH SCHOOL
SAKUBVA KITCHEN SOUP
BEIT HALL RECORDING STUDIO
BEIT HALL BASKET BALL TEAM
BEIT HALL NETBALL TEAM
BEIT HALL KITCHEN SOUP
CYCLONE IDAI VICTIMS
This pandemic in 2020 was an eye opener. What having Zoommeetings and trying to find ways of continuing our work without the normal indoor or outdoor Fundraising activities. Weare determined more than ever to carry on and do better.
It is hoped that in April/May 2021 we will be able to provide each Family with a child at the Diligence Academy with basic necessities like Maize, Cooking Oil,Sugar, and Soya Chunks.
We’re also determined to look into the following issues
Solar Power for the Recording Studio and for the Diligence Academy so they will be able to function in the case of power failure in Zimbabwe
Extending our Educational and Recreational donations to the Prisons in Zimbabwe
The Teachers and their wellbeing.
We would very much like to raise awareness of what we are doing to help and be able to raise enough funds to help us provide this. Seeing the pleasure it has brought to many folks in Zimbabwe it has given us the strength and will to try harder next year. We are continuing to communicate with relevant Schools and Educational Institutions and the general public.
It is our main desire to make the children here realise how fortunate they are and how they can be part of helping their disadvantaged and less fortunate counterparts in Zimbabwe. They will also benefit from learning about other Cultures, Music, Sports, and way of life of their counterparts.
We hope we can play a part in making the children communicate and help each other and while they are doing that be able to understand one another just that little more.
At the Annual General Meeting held on 24th January 2021 it was agreed that Committee Members will be
Chairperson Paul Malianga
Secretary Cheri Class MBE
Vice Chair Hesketh Benoit
Treasurer Wala Danga
Vice Treasurer John Prince
Committee Members Alvin Alcock, Marigold Katsande, Sarah Nyandoro, and Ancilla Mafara