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4 Class Assistants for handicapped and deaf students

The Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe put a freeze on new staffing some years ago.  Despite pleas to the Ministry on the grounds that it is a special needs school no new ancillary staff have been sent to KGVI boarding school for disabled and deaf children in the past 5 years.  As older staff retire this leaves the school  very short of class assistants.  Because of the disabilities of the children many of them need extra help in the classroom.  In the higher levels many children need help with writing their notes.  These are children with Cerebral Palsy with uncontrolled movements which do not allow for writing.  For example in the second year of secondary school there are 4 students who are unable to write for themselves.  We need an assistant for them. In addition in the early learning classes for the deaf the school needs assistants who can help the little ones learn sign language as quickly as possible.  These little children come into school with no language at all and the sooner they can pick up sign language the sooner they will be able to begin formal learning.  Deaf adults can help these children acquire language quickly.  In total the school asks help in paying 4 class assistants (2 for senior classes, 2 for deaf classes).  Total costs for four assistants for a year: €10.028
Doel
€ 2.504 (per assistant)
Doel
€ 720,--

Schooluniform for twins, Zimbabwe, 22 Euros

Single mother with 13 year old twins, Laura and Lawrence, living in Harare, Zimbabwe, asked for help in paying for the schooluniforms of her children.
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€ 22,--

Sewing Project for Disabled Girls

Items fabricated during this sowing course are displayed on the well known Trade Fair exhibition of Bulawayo

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€ 2.650,-

Sewing machines for Bulawayo Shelter, Zimbabwe

Bulawayo Shelter Projects Center (an initiative of a group of churches) provides workshop facilities and skills training for destitute and unemployed people who wish to gather their own income.
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€ 750

Shangani Mine First Aid, Zimbabwe, 90 Euros

The local health worker at the Shangani Mine is paid for by the government. 
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€ 90,--
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€ 1.250

Extra's for halfwayhouse for AIDS-patients

Extra's for halfwayhouse for AIDS-patients
The percentage of people carrying the HIV-virus is high in Zimbabwe (ca. 20%). More than 2000 people a week die of aids-related diseases in this country. 
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€ 2.500

Theater 'The Lukala Drama Group', Zimbabwe

The Lukala Drama Group is founded by development aid workers in the preventive health care in Zimbabwe.
Doel
€ 1.600

Sportequipment for Madaula Primary School, Zimbabwe


De Madaula School in Zimbabwe is situated in remote Beitbridge East District
De headmistress asked Mojoy for sportequipment.
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€ 2.000

Sportsarticles Gomoza Primary School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Sportsarticles, Gomoza Primary School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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€ 1.000

Video and baseball field for the King George VI, school and home for handicapped children, Zimbabwe

Most of the fysically handicapped children that visit this school are boarders. 
They used to get full care, everything was done for them, but since the start of the ïndependent living programme a few years ago, tehy learn to live as independent as possible. 

 

Doel
€ 3.320

Fence-making machine for Tohwe Primary School, Zimbabwe

The headmaster of the school of  Sithembinkosi Mojo (the little alibino girl that we paid clothes and schooluniforms for) turned to Moments of Joy with the urgent request to pay for a fence-making machine.
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€ 100

Extra's for Entumbeni Old People's Home, Zimbabwe

Entumbeni Old People's Home is a home for 75 black people somewhere in the middle of the townships (the politically correct term would be: high density areas) of Bulawayo.

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€ 1.500

Sportequipment for streetchildren, Zimbabwe

Done!!

Sportequipment for streetchildren, Zimbabwe

Thuthuka (the name means: to rise up) works with streetchildren and their families in Bulawayo, providing them with care and educational help (and introducing them to christianity). 

Doel
€ 200

Clothes and suncreams for Sithembinkosi Mojo, Zimbabwe

Done! 

Clothes and suncreams for Sithembinkosi Mojo, Zimbabwe.


Sitembinkosi (7 years, albino) is one of the many victims of AIDS in Africa. Both her parents died of the disease.
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€ 150

Airfares for trip to Greece for young Zimbabwian artists Pharis Mashavea and Marvellous Mbulo

 

Airfares for trip to Greece for young Zimbabwian artists Pharis Mashavea and Marvellous Mbulo
Doel
€ 800

Sign language lessons for teachers of deaf children, Zimbabwe, €1100 per term, total €3300

Request from KG VI: We are desperately trying to find ways to improve teaching of deaf students. There can be no teaching while teachers do not know sign language. We have designed a course to teach students teachers who intend to teach deaf students when they graduate. Unbelievable that sign language is not offered as a subject at the college but it isn’t. This year we have no funds to continue with the very successful sign language teaching programme we ran last year. We would like to hold 3 lessons per week, 2 for the trainee teachers and 1 for parents of deaf children. We have 6 facilitators and there are on average 12 working weeks in a term.

Per term: € 1100
Total for a year: € 3300 
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€ 3300,--

Laptop for disabled student, Zimbabwe, €385

There are now 2 boys at KGVI who have been the victims of criminal negligence on the part of the electricity supply authority. Live wires falling from poles, is a fairly common occurrence and the problem is not seen to quickly enough. Young children too often pick up or tread on these wires and suffer terrible injuries from the voltage. Both boys have lost limbs and have terribly scarred faces. The electricity supply people are paying for the boys school fees but for the older boy the school would like to get a laptop so he can learn to write his notes and exams using his one foreshortened limb.
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€ 385,--

Schoenmaker begint eigen winkel, Zimbabwe, 185 Euro

John Dube , from Harare, Zimbabwe, worked as a guard for a European family until he contracted lung disease and could no longer work long shifts.
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€ 185,--

Send Sheperd to the Wheelchair Tennis Tournaments in South Africa, € 1400

In 2012 two of the KGVI students were voted best junior sportsman and sportswoman of the year. They both play wheelchair tennis and win many awards within Zimbabwe. If they are to succeed any further they need to play some regional tournaments. The boy, Shepherd Banda, in particular is very good. Shepherd was one of our 'naughty' boys until his teachers found his own particular talent and wheelchair tennis has turned his life around. There are 2 regional tournaments he could attend in South Africa but he would have to attend with his coach. The costs cover fees, accommodation, food and transport for two tournaments.
Doel
€ 1400,--

Preventie van de overdracht van HIV van ouder op kind, Zimbabwe, 700 Euro

The Mpilo support group for the Prevention of Parent-to-child transmission of HIV - is set up by Médecins Sans Frontières [MSF] (Doctors Without Borders) for mothers with aids in Harare, Zimbabwe. 
Doel
€ 700,--

School books for the children of KGVI, Zimbabwe from € 550, total €2850

KG VI School and Center for disabled children is always trying to find the most suitable subjects to help students pass their exams. It now wants to introduce Business Studies, Fashion & Fabrics and an easier Maths programme. This will require new textbooks for senior students: 100 Textbooks cost € 2300,-.
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€ 2850,--

Prize for the best students of KG VI: excursion

KG VI is a boarding school for handicapped children in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Moments of Joy has done several projects for this centre, which is having a difficult time giving their children what they need, let alone offer them a future after school.
To motivate children to keep on studying, no matter how bleak the future might seems, the school planned an outing for the best students to the famous Victoria Falls. 
Doel
€ 750,--

Reading books for deaf children in Zimbabwe

KG VI Center in Zimbabwe – the boarding school for handicapped children in Bulawayo, would like to make its own reading books for primary school children, in particular deaf children. 
Doel
€720,--

Educational visits and wheelchair trailer, Zimbabwe, from €850, total € 2000

With an increasing number of children in wheelchairs if KG VI school takes them on any trips, they cannot fit children and wheelchairs in the bus. The school would like to purchase a small lightweight trailer which could fit 6 to 8 wheelchairs and could be towed behind the bus.
Doel
€ 2000,--

Not collected from school?

The KG VI Centre in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe is a (boarding) school for physically handicapped children. We have sponsored several projects for this school in the last few years, such as musical instruments, a computer and an asphalt baseball field.
Sadly, the situation in Zimbabwe has deteriorated so much that just having enough food for a meal is a moment of joy for the children of KV VI, and having a parent or close relative come pick you up for the holidays is almost a luxury. People are struggling to survive and what they need least of all is a handicapped child to take care of.
Doel
€ 1600,--

Laptop and projector for disabled teacher

At KGVI boarding school for disabled and deaf students Courage teaches the deaf seniors as she has excellent sign language skills and is a dedicated and skilled teacher.  Her subjects are accounts, bookkeeping, English and dance/drama.  She herself is in a wheelchair and cannot reach the blackboard to give her lessons.  She relies on a laptop and projector and prepares her lessons on these as well.  She achieved 80% pass rate in her subjects last year.  Unfortunately the rather ancient laptop and projector  the school had found for her are now unreliable.  KGVI now would like to provide her with new essential tools.  
Doel
€ 935

Informal Radio Station, Zimbabwe

Since there is currently no media that caters for young people living with disability, King George (kg6) would like to start an informal radio station that will be operating on the kg6 campus.
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€2281,--

2 computers for very disabled students

At present the boarding school KGVI for disabled children in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe has ten children who cannot write for themselves because of their disability.  Most of them have cerebral palsy with uncontrolled movements while some of them have muscular dystrophy and are too weak to write legibly.  The school has managed to find either computers or netbooks for some of them to share but is now looking for 2 netbooks for 2 senior students.  They will be writing their public examinations in 2 years’ time so the school would like to get them trained in using computers  to get ready for their exams.  KGVI tries to provide every child who cannot write with an alternative and it is much better and easier to use a computer than to always be reliant on a class assistant who will be helping other children in the class.
Doel
€ 935

Make sure the disabled Sheperd can become a tennis teacher!

Make sure the disabled Sheperd can become a tennis teacher!

Sherperd Banda is a disabled very talented tennis player. He is19 years old and just did his final exams to the KGVI School and Centre for disabled children in Bulawayo, Zimbawe. He lives there ever since his sixth birthday. Now he must find a job training. Wheelchair tennis is his passion and he got a chance to attend a coachingcursus in Australia.
During his elementary school Sheperd lost both of his parents. Thereupon he became demoralized for school until the day he came into contact with wheelchair tennis. Shepherd's life made a reversal and wheelchair tennis became his passion. He led the KGVI wheelchair tennis program and paved the way for others.

There are two main disadvantages for wheelchair tennis players in Zimbabwe. The first is the lack of a good quality wheelchairs and the other is lack of tournaments and thus competition. When the funds allowed it he played matches in South Africa, but this was costly and could therefore not take place regularly.
Now that he has done his O-levels Sheperd  would like to continue with his tennis training. He has put a lot of energy into making contacts and this had resulted in being selected for a coaching training at Tennis Australia.
He will have to do go to Sydney for 3 months – September, October, and November 2015.
He will be enrolled in 3 ITF (International Tennis Federation) tournaments. These are professional tournaments and he will play for prize money. His performance will contribute to his ITF ranking. At least one of these tournaments will be in Brisbane. There will be initial charges and travel/accommodation costs.
He will follow the level 1 Coaching course under the guidance of a professional mentor to qualify for the certificate. He can then work in Africa as a tennis coach.
His contacts in Australia can arrange Board and lodging for him.

But he needs to pay for the air ticket of approx € 1400 and the coaching fee of ca € 1250.

Doel
€ 2.650,-

Yearly allowance for talented disabled teacher

Mokhumi was a student at KGVI boarding school in Bulawayo from nursery all the way to his O levels.  From there he furthered his education and has ended up with a Masters in Sociology.  This in itself is not extraordinary but if you consider his very severe disability it is a miracle and a tribute to his strength and determination.  With a 95% unemployment rate in Zimbabwe he was never going to find a job alongside all the thousands of university graduates.  For a year he volunteered at KGVI helping the children come to terms with their disability and working in the library.  He then approached the Ministry of Education and miraculously persuaded them to appoint him as a relief teacher – this was an incredible achievement and he took his place this year prepared to teach Ndebele, the traditional language with which he has a natural ability.  Two weeks into his teaching the Ministry  of Education cancelled all relief teaching posts and this poor man who had won such a hard battle was once again rejected.  The school would like to find a way to keep employing Mokhumi . The school hopes that at some point the ruling of the ministry will be revoked but in the meantime  would like to find a little salary for Mokhumi, term by term.  
Doel
€ 3.625