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Donations can be made in US-Dollars via international bank transfer to:

  • Account Number: 33-115903
  • Account Name: Uthando Africa
  • Swift Code: KFISZWHA
  • Branch Code: 12324 (Bulawayo)
  • Bank:Kingdom Bank, 53 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Intermediary Bank: Standard Chartered Bank, 1 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010-3603 USA
  • Intermediary Swift Code: SCBLUS33

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Wire Transfers

Donations can be made in US-Dollars via international bank transfer to:

  • Account Number: 33-115903
  • Account Name: Uthando Africa
  • Swift Code: KFISZWHA
  • Branch Code: 12324 (Bulawayo)
  • Bank:Kingdom Bank, 53 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Intermediary Bank: Standard Chartered Bank, 1 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10010-3603 USA
  • Intermediary Swift Code: SCBLUS33

At Hwange Main Camp Primary school, the Foundation supports the school and community in several ways through supporting the students, the teachers, help provide school materials and general maintenance of the school as well as assisting the needy groups within the school community such as widows and single parents or extended family’s supporting AIDS orphans.

Currently we support 40 orphans and vulnerable children at the school from grade 1 to 7. We fundraise for their school fees (currently US$20 per term, or US$60 per year per child). The families of these children are unable to pay for the school fee’s because of the level of poverty they live in and as children who have not paid their fee’s are not allowed to attend school, we make sure that they do not drop out.

We fundraise for uniforms, second hand clothes for these children and through partners such as ‘Pack for a Purpose’ guests coming to camps in the area are encouraged to bring stationary, books, pens, pencils, art materials and sporting equipment which greatly benefit the school.

Rural Schools in Zimbabwe and Africa in general are often understaffed and Primary Schools from pre-school to grade 7 will have anywhere from 3 – 4 teachers which that composite classes are very common and teachers really struggle to cover the materials. At Main Camp Primary School we fundraise for the salary of one teacher (the current salary for a rural teachers is US$440 per month). The school community also fundraises amongst the parents to match that and also provide the funding for another teacher. When possible, we also aim to provide morning tea for teachers at the school which is a very much appreciated incentive and costs US$50 per month).

In the last 6 years that we have worked with the school, we have found that the grade seven results have improved remarkably and the school has gone from being placed 44 out of 80 Primary Schools in the Hwange Rural District Area to 4th place.

We also work together with the school to hold events such as environmental awareness days such as World Environment Day where students present posters, drama skits and poems on the theme, conservation and the environment are discussed, a clean up campaign is held and either a tree planting or other pro-active environmental activity is carried out which involves the whole community. Sports is a highly valued past time and most of the events also involve sports where both school and adult teams from the community compete. The school also uses these events as fundraising opportunities and sets up tuck shops and cake sales of which proceeds go to the school.

Main Camp Primary School also has a vegetable garden that we assist them to run and maintain. It is looked after by the students and supervised by the teachers of the school in turn teaching them conservation farming techniques as well as providing them with nutritious vegetables to supplement their diets.

In 2012 we assisted the school to open a tuck shop in the community as a small business. Together with a fundraising committee made up of parents from the school, a business plan was drawn up and the tuck-shop is successfully re-paying its interest free loan from the Foundation and the school is benefitting every month from the profits of the shop.

In 2011, a group of parents, mainly widows and caretakers of the orphans and vulnerable children at the school formed a group called Vukazenzele. With the assistance of donations and an interest free loan, they have been successfully rearing and selling chickens since April 2012. The profits of the project assist the members who were previously unemployed but a percentage of the profits also go directly back to the school.

Here is a summary of our efforts at Hwange Main Camp Primary School:

  • Sponsor a child or a teacher
  • Refurbishment of the school
  • School needs
  • School nutrition garden
  • School tuck-shop
  • Income-generating projects
  • Life skills
  • Text books and stationery