social ministry

HOCIC celebrates International Day of the African Child in Mpopoma (Jun 18)

June 9, 2011
by Mandla Tshuma Hope for a Child In Christ in partnership with the National AIDS Council and Childline will celebrate the International Day of the African Child on 18 June at Emakhandeni District of Bulawayo in Mpopoma suburb.  Children are expected to recite poems, act in dramas and perform some dances. ...

ZAOGA brings relief to Ngaone community through infrastructure project

June 9, 2011
According to The Herald, ZAOGA-FIF Ministries celebrated its 51st anniversary recently. This religious community, led by Archbishop Ezekiel Guti, rehabilitated 29-km road stretching from Gombati to Ngaone in Chipinge West. According to the report prepared by the Ngaone Development Association (NDA), the road is the life-line for the entire community, and was destroyed in ...

Hope for a Child In Christ continues to feed orphans in western Zimbabwe

June 9, 2011
Hope for a Child In Christ (HOCIC), a Bulawayo-based Christian non-governmental organisation, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services and World Food Programme, is distributing food hampers to more than 50 orphans in four wards of Zimbabwe’s second largest city. The allocations are done in Wards 8 and 29 in Magwegwe, ...

South African official praises Zimbabwe’s religious-led educational culture

June 6, 2011
Jonathan Jansen, head of the University of the Free State, in a recent interview for The Daily Maverick, cites Zimbabwe as a model for SA’s schooling system. “It has placed a huge premium on education. It has a very strong educational culture. Remember, most schools there were not public schools; most of their ...

Church and AIDS: still stigmatizing?

June 4, 2011
A couple weeks ago, The Herald published the reflections of their “Divine Appointments” columnist Tendai Manzvanzvike on the attitude of the Churches towards HIV/AIDS. Most fully, in an article entitled “Church shouldn’t stigmatise”,  Tendai Manzvanzvike gives an interesting quote from a representative from the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare Dr O ...

76-year-old American woman: not retiring from helping Nyadire Methodist mission

June 3, 2011
Chabadza is a word in the Shona language of Zimbabwe that means a partnership in which passers-by stop what they are doing to help someone else do their work. Through the partnership, it’s believed that both sides are enriched. As her hometown newspaper describes, Pennsylvania resident Elsa Zollars is the embodiment of ...

Minister Coltart praises nun for her service to visually impaired pupils

June 2, 2011
According to The Standard, visually impaired pupils will soon have improved supply of textbooks just like their sighted counterparts, thanks to the work of Sister Catherine Jackson, OP, a Harare-based Catholic nun. When many local publishers were jostling over a government printing contract to supply school textbooks under the US$70-million government-UNICEF ...
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