Shalom Children’s The Michael Project

by Tinashe Kaseke

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Harare, Zimbabwe

Tinashe Kaseke

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The Michael Project (TMP) was established in 1997 in response to the plight of orphaned and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. It currently runs three pre-schools, a day care center and a children’s home.

Two of the pre-schools are located in the Wingate and Greystone Park areas catering to the needs of the low-income families in those communities. The third pre-school and the day-care center are located at Chikurubi Women’s Prison; primarily for children who accompany their mothers to prison due to lack of alternative childcare options. The pre-schools provide a safe and secure place for children to learn and play. Nutritional meals, clothes and other basics are provided. Qualified pre-school teachers who are equipped to detect signs of abuse and neglect, are employed at the schools. The teachers visit the homes of the children to build positive relationships with their families. The pre-schools feed and educate approximately 100 children annually.

The children’s home, Shalom, is divided into 3 family units and presently looks after 17 children, with a capacity to accommodate up to 24 children. All the school aged children attend local schools. Our efforts to avail the best possible personalized interventions for the children mean that, as much as possible, those with special needs attend institutions tailor made to meet those needs. The charity assists the Department of Social Development with family tracing efforts for any children with traceable family ties in the hope that they are reunified with their families of origin wherever possible. They also engage and support interested individuals and families who wish to foster or adopt the children that have no known families of origin.