Peace and Good Hope

By far the most ambitious project that ZRSDP has undertaken is the transformation of Peace and Good Hope primary school in Bulawayo. When we were introduced to Peace and Good Hope Primary School they had no standard classrooms. The children who often had to walk 10kms to arrived to school, learned in mud huts or …

Mpane Primary School

Mpane, located 150km south-east of Bulawayo suffered a devastating storm in late 2008 ripping off classroom block roofs, destroying school furniture and reducing textbooks to pulp. The school has raised funds to begin to rebuild the classroom block roofs and has benefited from strong leadership from the headmaster, supported by the local community. ZRSDP donated …

Makowe Primary School

Makowe Primary Schools is situated in the Chidamoyo rural areas, approx 300km North West of the capital Harare. Most of the local community are subsistence farmers with very little income. We have just sent the funds to build a second classroom block (so we can house all 351 students) and work will begin on it …

Mpumelelo Secondary School

With the gradual decline of support of rural Zimbabwean schools, Mpumelelo which is based 150km outside of Bulawayo has been one of the many affected. The school is in a very poor, drought-ridden district, with no employment apart from subsistence agriculture. 156 (> 30%) of the children’s parents or guardians (many children are orphans) struggle …

Chidamoyo AIDS Centre

ZRSDP’s first construction project was undertaken in partnership with another UK-based charity called The Chidamoyo Trust, run by Gillian & Chris Withers. We met Gillian & Chris and we were inspired by what they were doing in building a new AIDS Education & Counseling Centre, attached to Chidamoyo Hospital. HIV/AIDS is rife in Zimbabwe, with …

Kemapondo Primary School

ZRSDP has developed a strong relationship with Kemapondo Primary School over the past eight years and has supported the completion of two new classroom blocks. The school was opened in 2003 and, by the time they got in touch with us, the local community had already built two classroom blocks, a teacher’s house and an …

Batanai Secondary School

ZRSDP has supported the development of Batanai school for the last three years. In 2005, we funded the building of a new double-classroom block for Batanai Secondary School. In 2007 we sent further funds to provide for the completion of a roof on another classroom block. The school has around 400 pupils but only had …

Davare Primary School

In March 2012 ZRSDP visited Davare and identified it as the next school for ZRSDP’s focus. We made a plan to build over two years classroom blocks, teachers accommodation and provide clean water and sanitation for the school. The first stages of engagement with the school’s headmaster and PTA began during this trip. James Easen …

Other Projects

ZRSDP has been involved in numerous smaller projects helping out where we can. Here are some of the areas we’ve been involved in Seeds for sustainability 2010 After visiting Makowe School in 2009, it was evident that the community was starving. Sharing all they had, the community was surviving only on only one small meal …