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Friends for Hope Foundation donates to Alpha Cottages

…all the 34 learners use one cellphone

RUTENDO CHIRUME

MASVINGO-Friends for Hope Foundation have donated goodies to 34 inmates at Alpha Cottages Children’s Home in Eastvale, Masvingo City.

Friends for Hope Foundation is a Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) based in Masvingo created with the objective of assisting underprivileged orphaned adolescents with basic needs.

Chishamiso Mhizha Foroma

Speaking to The Midweek Watch FHC general secretary, Tatenda Moto said that the event’s main agenda was to give something to the children as well as providing mental support for the inmates.

“We had fun at the Alpha Cottages with the kids. It was a day well spend.  We brought them some clothes, uniforms, shoes and sanitary pads.  

“We had some hired motivational speakers and it was more like a gig where the children enjoyed and danced to the music throughout the event.

“After our presentation of the donations the children were served some food which was cooked by some of our members and after that we had some dancing competition to spice up the event.

“It was our first time to visit the orphanage, but it was a successful event and the kids had time to refresh. It’s a holiday and they also deserve to be pampered like any other kids in a formal home,” he said.

 Alpha Cottage caretaker, Superintendent Chishamiso Mhizha Foroma highlighted that the orphanage is facing several challenges among them lack of funding to carry out projects, technological devices and solar panels to ease power challenges.

“The Orphanage is facing some challenges and we appeal to members of the public and well-wishers to come to our rescue. The orphanage has 34 children who are all going to school who require cellphones or technological devices to help them in their learning activities.

“The institution has only one cellphone and all the children use that for their homework. We are also appealing for funding to start our poultry project which was disrupted when the chickens died to some infections.

“We are also looking for sponsors who can help us with some solar powers to pump the electric borehole that we have. We have some projects which we will be doing and need water but because the electricity is expensive and sometimes unavailable due to incessant load shedding,” said Gogo Foroma.

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