International charity

Photoessay: A Methodist sanctuary for Zimbabwe’s refugees

August 8, 2013
About 1 million Zimbabweans now reside in South Africa, accounting for about 7% of the population. The Central Methodist Mission in downtown Johannesburg has offered shelter and job advice to thousands of Zimbabweans fleeing political violence. All photographs by Charlie Shoemaker for The Wall Street Journal. See related stories Welcoming the ...

What ties Zimbabwe with Singapore.. apart from Mr President’s health issues

August 7, 2013
For most Zimbabweans, Singapore may evoke the only association — Mr Mugabe’s frequent visits there for — what some say are ever increasing — health check-ups. But there is a religious link between the Asian city-state and Zimbabwe — Sister Linda Sim, 58, a Catholic nun who earned a black belt ...

There may be need for a deeper investigation of the charity sector in Zimbabwe

June 24, 2013
When you think of foreign charities you will ususally picture smiling faces of American or European adults passing on boxes of donations to Zimbabwean kids, even wider smiles on the faces of the latter. But it’s not that rosy if you read a recent CNN report “Above the law: America’s ...

Welcoming the stranger and challenging others, even leaders in my faith community, to do the same

June 18, 2013
updated on June 23, 2013 “A core value of my faith is to welcome the stranger, the refugee, the internally displaced, the other. ..I will challenge others, even leaders in my faith community, to do the same,” begins joint declaration “Welcoming the Stranger: Affirmations for Faith Leaders”  that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and ...

When China supports Harare Mayor’s ‘Christmas Cheer Fund’

May 11, 2013
US researchers have launched the largest public database of Chinese development finance in Africa, detailing almost 1,700 projects in 50 countries between 2000 and 2011. According to UK’s The Guardian, researchers at AidData, at the College of William and Mary, have spent 18 months compiling and encoding thousands of media reports to ...

Job announcement: 2 Managers at Diakonia (Deadline March 29)

March 19, 2013
Diakonia is a faith-based Swedish development organisation. We currently support more than 400 partner organisations in approximately 30 countries. Diakonia has been supporting local organisations in Zimbabwe since 2000. Diakonia supports civil society organisations – including community based organisations, NGOs, faith based organisations, churches and ecumenical organisations – that are ...

Muslims donate wheelchairs to hospital in Kwekwe

February 26, 2013
Kwekwe General Hospital, the largest government hospital in Kwekwe recently received a donation of two wheelchairs from a South Africa-based Muslim charitable organisation, the Gift of the Givers. Speaking before presenting the donations, local businessman Abdulla Miya, who represents the organisation and the Muslim community in Kwekwe, said, “We requested for the ...

“If this program succeeds, we are looking at the future of theological research, scholarship and writing in Africa”

February 25, 2013
The two Catholic sisters have never met. They speak different languages. Normally, they’re separated by differences in culture and lifestyle, not to mention about 1,100 miles and the myriad laws and regulations regarding travel and border crossings. But from the first look on Zimbabwean Sr. Annah Nyadombo’s face, you wouldn’t ...

Mary Ward Children’s Home gets USD15,000 donation from former parishioner

February 7, 2013
Mary Ward Children’s Home under the supervision of Roman Catholics and located in Amaveni suburbs in Kwekwe (central Zimbabwe) recently received a USD 15,000 donation from a former member of St Mary’s Parish, Simbarashe Mushete, and wife Amy Kurtz. The donation was sourced from well-wishers in Australia after the children’s home property worth thousands ...

Catholic development agency seeks accountant (Deadline: Feb 11)

February 3, 2013
Trócaire is a Development Agency of the Irish Catholic Church.  The Agency works in Zimbabwe under an MoU with the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference.  A vacancy for a Programme Accountant has arisen within its Zimbabwe Office. The successful candidate will be managed by the Finance and Admin Manager and work ...
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