Zimbabwe mission overview

In September, I will be going with a group to Zimbabwe for two weeks with Paraclete Christian Network International (PCNI) charity to do mission work.

Zimbabwe may be seen as a vibrant, beautiful country but this is far from reality. Over the last few years, due to political unrest, social destruction and economic decline, the country which was once the bread basket of Africa with a flourishing economy and a good social, educational and medical infrastructure has been brought to its knees. Inflation is now under control after the introduction of the US dollar but prices are very high – beyond the reach of most of the poor people. Life for many Zimbabweans is a desperate struggle for survival. The undoubted scenic beauty stands in stark contrast to the vast array of human need: poverty, malnutrition , widespread HIV/Aids, unemployment, political repression and more. Life expectancy now is a mere 37 years for men and a pitiful 34 for women!

In the midst of all this devastation, PCNI has been working in Kuwadzana, a Southern suburb of Harare since 1996. They have a training centre there which currently engages in the following activities: A Christian Training School for lay workers, a secondary school, a library/reading room, a pre school, a community hall, an HIV/Aids orphans feeding programme, a brick laying and welding project, a sewing project, a community hall and a church.

What will we be doing in Zimbabwe?

We will be working with people in the Kuwadzana township to do a variety of work activities including:
-Helping in Secondary School – teaching English, doing assemblies and after school sport clubs
-Practical work – decorating, repairing, constructing
-Providing practical training – electrics, ICT
-Leading bible school teaching sessions and staff morning devotions
-Helping church pre-school and children’s Sunday school
-Visits to women’s and youth meetings
-Prayer ministries at the centre, in church and homes

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