Zimbabwe Educational Trust is a diaspora-led UK registered charity. We are working with partners in Zimbabwe to improve the social conditions which shape children’s access to education and their attainment whilst in education, as well as helping to improve the material conditions within Zimbabwean schools.
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You can make regular monthly donations to ZET online through PayPal:
Alternatively, you can set up a standing order by downloading, completing, and returning the following form:
Please return the signed form via email, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
...or via post, to: Zimbabwe Educational Trust, Oak House, Park Lane, Leeds, LS3 1EL.
If you would prefer to make a one-off donation, you can do so online through Paypal:
Alternatively, you can send a cheque – made payable to ‘Zimbabwe Educational Trust’ – to: Zimbabwe Educational Trust, Oak House, Park Lane, LS3 1EL.
Gift Aid is a scheme run by HMRC. For every £1 you donate we're able to claim back 25p from the government. Whether donating online or via post/email, please Gift Aid your donation so that we can make your money go further!
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Without a birth certificate a child can’t enrol in school. They can’t access health care and - in later life - they won't be able to take a job in the formal sector. Yet 51% of Zim children under 5 don’t have a birth certificate. The reasons for non-registration are complex - our work with Trinity Project breaks down the institutional, cultural, and financial barriers which prevent families obtaining these vital documents. Through legal services and advocacy we have been able to support thousands of vulnerable families in Bulawayo access their birth certificates.
The importance and value of this work was recognised by the UK Government, who have provided around 65% of Trinity’s budget for the last three years. This has allowed us to scale-up, moving into new districts and providing more holistic support. However, this funding is due to end in September, and we urgently need your support to allow Trinity to continue their life-changing work.
The Rafiki Girls’ Centre offers hope and opportunity to disadvantaged young women in Harare. Rafiki offers nine month courses, building up their student’s self-confidence, personal skills and offering vocational and education courses. The centre gives women a fresh start and a bright future, boasting graduate employment and education levels far higher than the national average, giving women the tools they need to work their way out of poverty.
However, Rafiki currently receives two applications for every place it can offer, and by the end of this year, 40% of its current funding will also come to an end. In order to continue its work providing a route out of poverty for vulnerable women, and enable it to cater to as many students as possible, Rafiki desperately needs more regular donations.
Why support ZET?
ZET is a small diaspora-led organisation; our overheads are low and our links to the communities where we work are strong. This means we really can maximise the value of your donations. Over the last year, The UK’s Department for International Development awarded ZET A+ grade for our work with Trinity Project - praising our impact, our value for money, and our ability to reach the most vulnerable in society.
As well as fundraising, we provide our partners with essential support in financial and project management. Your monthly donations are central to this support: regular donations enable ZET and our partners to plan ahead and budget with more confidence. This planning is central to achieving sustainable impact.
As a monthly donor, you would be central to the work of ZET in supporting our partners. 80% of the funding ZET receives will go directly to our partners, forging a lifeline to vulnerable communities in Zimbabwe. The final 20% supports ZET’s modest running costs to maintain high levels of project management and monitoring, enabling our partners to not only continue their important work, but reach out and help far more people to lift themselves out of poverty.