This year the fellowship donated money and the donations received at the Carols in the Port were sent to Zimbabwe. Inflation is high and food, petrol and medicine shortages.
Acacia News – 23 December 2018
Thank you JIBC for sending money for the Just4Fun Fund for the children in Mazwi Village to have a Fun morning 2 weeks ago. The remaining money will go for outings and camps………..SIYABONGA. Sarah & Graham
July 2021 Update With the money JIBC sent for children at Christmas time we were able to take 30 teenagers to the Theatre for an African Performance. They really enjoyed this outing…Thank you very much for making it possible. The following week the performers came to ECD and gave us our own little show! At the end of term the ECD children gave the parents/carers a little performance.
We then closed for school holidays but have not been able to return after the 3 weeks as Zimbabwe is in another lockdown and opening of schools is delayed by 2 weeks. We were able to meet as a church for 14 weeks then because of this latest lockdown no gatherings are allowed so we are unable to meet on Sundays or Tuesday afternoons for Life Group. The Sunday School had been meeting separately as we were more than 50 adults and would be breaking Covid protocol. We are thankful to God that no one in Mazwi Village has had Covid and some have been vaccinated. The Mamas HIV Support have not met as often as the mamas have been harvesting their maize, groundnuts for peanut butter and sunflowers. They have continued to receive alternate Nutrition and Hygiene Packs. One of the activities in the Mamas Group was to tell each other about one tradition from their childhood they would like their children to continue. The teenage girls have just received their monthly sanitary packs and also some clothing. Teenage boys also received soap and Vaseline.
72 children in Primary School were given a warm hat and gloves for winter….although it was a sunny day when we distributed these it can be very cold in Bulawayo in winter! 26 Children under 6 years were given ePap and a nutritional milk drink this week. Poppy the cow is almost ready to give birth so she is not giving milk for the children to drink.