Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

Gladys continues to learn more about being a small business owner. Best Interior Design Student Gladys was honored at her graduation ceremony from Mupfere College. She received a new sewing machine and fabrics. Gladys hopes to sell her wares at the small shop she runs in Norton. Best Public Speech! Best Public Speech Evernice (5 years) is our youngest scholar. […]

Field Trip!

Field Trip!

Recently Vitalis requested funds to take all the C4C children on educational trips during school vacations.  His hope was for the children to spend more time bonding, but also for them to see people who are worse off than they are “so they might appreciate what they have.” The bonding part I understood. Years ago children met at Tsungirirai Orphan […]

How can YOU help in 2014?

How can YOU help in 2014?

We always welcome discretionary donations to cover whatever is most needed, but if you prefer to earmark funds for a particular purpose, we are in need of funding for the following: FOOD PACKS While the majority of our funding is allocated to education, we do step in when food security is an issue. Many of our children have HIV positive […]

Arden’s October Trip to Zimbabwe

Arden’s October Trip to Zimbabwe

Dear Friends, Due to the recent Zimbabwean elections (and the turmoil that has historically accompanied voting) neither Liz nor I have traveled to Africa since January of 2012.  After such a long time, I was a bit worried about how much may have changed.  Would the children talk openly with me or would I feel like a stranger?  I tried […]

High Standards for All

High Standards for All

We currently provide scholarships to fifty children. The youngest is in preschool and the oldest is about to begin a degree in community development. Being consistent about our expectations for this many children has been challenging at times, but last year we worked closely with teachers, children, and C4C staff to identify the minimum requirements acceptable for children at each […]


News

Global Giving

Global Giving

It’s not uncommon to hear parents in Medfield, Massachusetts say that the reason they moved to town was the schools.  It’s true that Medfield schools have an outstanding reputation.  But it’s not just high test scores and an award winning music program that make them special. Character Counts Teachers in Medfield work hard to cultivate character traits such as honesty, […]

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Our Children

Notes from a Home Visit

Notes from a Home Visit

I knew we were close, but I didn’t see any homes. I thought our destination must be one of the small outdoor kitchens used for cooking over fire. It wasn’t until I noticed a shabby wood door that I realized I was looking at a home. I saw a look pass over the mother’s face when she saw four of […]

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Success Stories

Making Connections

Making Connections

Chiedza Child Care Centre strives for connection. Under their new director, Spiwe Chakawa, every staff member at Chiedza, from the gardener to the accountant, is assigned 20 children. The adult is asked to build a safe and trusting relationships with their cohort.  Groups meet weekly and take small field trips together.  Spiwe stated, “To my 20 children, I am not […]

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Volunteer Experiences

Kayley’s Impressions

Kayley’s Impressions

Dear C4C Friends, I have never been to Africa before, so you can imagine the response I received when I suddenly told my family and friends that I had booked a ticket to Zimbabwe for 2 weeks. Reactions were mixed, but the overall conclusion was that I would need a “spa day” when I returned from my trip; and after […]

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Recent Posts

Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

Gladys continues to learn more about being a small business owner. Best Interior Design Student Gladys was honored at her graduation ceremony from Mupfere College. She received a new sewing machine and fabrics. Gladys hopes to sell her wares at the small shop she runs in Norton. Best Public Speech! Best Public Speech Evernice (5 years) is our youngest scholar. […]

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Field Trip!

Field Trip!

Recently Vitalis requested funds to take all the C4C children on educational trips during school vacations.  His hope was for the children to spend more time bonding, but also for them to see people who are worse off than they are “so they might appreciate what they have.” The bonding part I understood. Years ago children met at Tsungirirai Orphan […]

read more

Notes from a Home Visit

Notes from a Home Visit

I knew we were close, but I didn’t see any homes. I thought our destination must be one of the small outdoor kitchens used for cooking over fire. It wasn’t until I noticed a shabby wood door that I realized I was looking at a home. I saw a look pass over the mother’s face when she saw four of […]

read more

How can YOU help in 2014?

How can YOU help in 2014?

We always welcome discretionary donations to cover whatever is most needed, but if you prefer to earmark funds for a particular purpose, we are in need of funding for the following: FOOD PACKS While the majority of our funding is allocated to education, we do step in when food security is an issue. Many of our children have HIV positive […]

read more

Thank you to Covidien

Thank you to Covidien

Covidien, an international leader in the sale of medical products, has the motto, “positive results for life” and they are putting that motto into action. Not only is Covidien a company that matches employee gifts to charitable organizations, but they also provide direct support to charitable organizations through the donation of medical supplies and cash. This year, Covidien donated over […]

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Making Connections

Making Connections

Chiedza Child Care Centre strives for connection. Under their new director, Spiwe Chakawa, every staff member at Chiedza, from the gardener to the accountant, is assigned 20 children. The adult is asked to build a safe and trusting relationships with their cohort.  Groups meet weekly and take small field trips together.  Spiwe stated, “To my 20 children, I am not […]

read more

Kayley’s Impressions

Kayley’s Impressions

Dear C4C Friends, I have never been to Africa before, so you can imagine the response I received when I suddenly told my family and friends that I had booked a ticket to Zimbabwe for 2 weeks. Reactions were mixed, but the overall conclusion was that I would need a “spa day” when I returned from my trip; and after […]

read more

Arden’s October Trip to Zimbabwe

Arden’s October Trip to Zimbabwe

Dear Friends, Due to the recent Zimbabwean elections (and the turmoil that has historically accompanied voting) neither Liz nor I have traveled to Africa since January of 2012.  After such a long time, I was a bit worried about how much may have changed.  Would the children talk openly with me or would I feel like a stranger?  I tried […]

read more

Global Giving

Global Giving

It’s not uncommon to hear parents in Medfield, Massachusetts say that the reason they moved to town was the schools.  It’s true that Medfield schools have an outstanding reputation.  But it’s not just high test scores and an award winning music program that make them special. Character Counts Teachers in Medfield work hard to cultivate character traits such as honesty, […]

read more

Honoring Bill Bicknell

Honoring Bill Bicknell

(1936-2012) Bill Bicknell was a passionate, driven and articulate man who accomplished many things in his life.  He was a teacher not only in the classroom, but in the school of life. I will never forget the evening I sat across the table from Bill and told him the story of Babylon, C4C’s oldest child, who was then about to […]

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