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    ZiMwana Worldwide
    is a non-governmental organization established in October 2015.
    The organization is there to stand in the gap
    and complement the government
    in up-lifting lives of orphans and vulnerable children,
    especially in peri-urban
    and rural areas of Zimbabwe.

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    Children’s Rights -
    Ending Child Marriages

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    Menstrual Hygiene

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    Life Skills

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    Volunteer Programs

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    Feeding Program

About us

Founded in 2015, ZiMwana Worldwide is a Zimbabwean, non-governmental, humanitarian organization committed to change lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children, especially girls, through interventions that focus more on empowering and rehabilitation programs. We work in the country’s poorest areas such as peri - urban and rural communities.

Poverty and discrimination drive and blights the lives of so many young girls and boys inhibiting the growth and prosperity of the wider community and country.

Our programming focuses on ending child marriages, sexual exploitation such as rape and domestic violence, ending drug and alcohol abuse, rehabilitating through education, access to health, life skills, sports and arts. The aim is to develop a better and independent future for orphans and vulnerable children and their families.

Education is our key rehabilitation tool through formal enrollment, non formal education and life skills training. Our life skills training focuses on utilizing each individual’s God given talents; emphazing on using one’s hands. Children are trained in music, arts, sculpture, sewing, hair making among other trades that they can make a living out of and be able to move away from poverty. Having a sustainable approach where youths (especially women) are empowered from the resources already available to them in the communities, make a long lasting difference to improving livelihoods.

We work with children up to 21 years of age and girls are the biggest beneficiaries. Our overall goal is to empower poor and vulnerable children to attain their rights through high quality, participatory programs, the benefits of which will continue and multiply without on-going support from ZiMwana Worldwide.

We work in the following communities: Mabvuku /Tafara - Harare East, Caledonia – Goromonzi, Bikita - Masvingo, Vungu - Gweru and Binga – Matabeleland North.

ZiMwana Worldwide is there to stand in the gap and complement the government in up-lifting lives of orphans and vulnerable children, especially in peri-urban and rural areas. In all our programs we thrive as much as possible to involve the government through the local leadership and various arms of government. All children belong to the state; therefore it’s important to partner the government and provide first hand children’s challenges.

The organization was formed in view of the rising levels of challenges young girls are facing in newly established settlements, rural areas and peri –urban areas of major cities. These areas lack basic infrastructure such schools, roads, clinics, sewer, social services, electricity, recreational facilities among other services. Majority of inhabitants are not employed, high HIV and AIDS pandemic effects, school dropouts, child headed households, child marriages, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancies and denial of children’s rights in cases of inheritance. Child abuses in all forms are prevalent and the children need support as the settlements are being modernized.

We are there to bridge the gap in the ever changing world. As the youths are growing they should not be left behind because they are orphans or vulnerable but be part and parcel to the future development of Zimbabwe, through harnessing their God given talents.

Our Vision

To have communities where orphans, vulnerable children and caregivers are able to fully access all the basic necessities that will help them personally develop, participate in and contribute to sustainable community development.

Our Mission

Enabling a conducive environment that allows a holistic approach to needs of orphans and vulnerable children through community stakeholder participation

Our Values

ZiMwana believes in:

• Responsiveness
• Respect for children’s rights
• Child participation
• Teamwork
• Transparency
• Accountability

Together as a Team we achieve more. Our uniqueness is in our responsiveness to issues to do with OVCs and their caregivers.

Meet our team


CHAIRMAN Board of TrusteesGerald Gore

Chief Operating Officer (COO), NMB Bank Limited.

He is a qualified banker with experience in risk, financial and strategic management, having previously held the positions of Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Banking Manager.

He is an Alumni of the USA International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) - Emerging African Leaders and serves as a Council Member for Chinhoyi University of Technology.

Gerald is an avid Christian who serves under Cornerstone Fellowship International (CFI) Church.

He also sits on the Zimbabwean board for Every Home for Christ, a USA based Christian organization.

Gerald is a holder of 2 Masters Degrees in Business Leadership and in Finance and Investments. He is married with 3 children.


Founder & Executive DirectorPastor Rumbidzayi Judith Kamba

...is the Visionary, Founder and the Executive Director of ZiMwana Worldwide, social entrepreneur and development practitioner with:

  • PAN African Humanitarian Award for Best Community Development, 2017 Tanzania;
  • Best Community Leader – C.A Awards London 2017;
  • Thabitha Dorcas Award - for Community Development, 2018 Zimbabwe;
  • COWAP Honorary Award, 2018 Nigeria and Divas of Color;
  • London - Woman of Honor Award 2019.

Rumbidzayi is passionate about issues that affect girls from peri -urban and rural communities. Ending child marriages, sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitating and empowering through education, life skills and psycho social support. To date over 1,000 girls and boys have been empowered at various levels.

She is a teacher by profession, Pastor, marriage officer and counselor. She has extensive experience in the non-profit sector having worked for a number of local and international organizations in Zimbabwe.


trustee & medical officerDr Edgar Munatsi

...is a talented and compassionate medical officer with reliable clinical knowledge and diagnostic skills. He has a genuine interest in humanity, committed to providing top-notch compassionate patient care, whilst respecting individual values and preferences.

He got further endorsements to commitment and vocation as National President of Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association and Secretary General of Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe. Possesses effective skills to mentor other health professionals, and equally ready to learn from others. Scholarly ambition never relaxed, now aspiring to study for a Masters in Public Health in contribution to bridging the gap as a public health consultant between patient and community. Seeking opportunity to serve and to be a key player in delivering quality pro-poor public health care delivery in Zimbabwe and globally.

Nominated to participate in a six-week Professional Development Experience as one of the outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa for the MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP


trustee & Project and Business strategistReginald Mazana

...is a trustee and an experienced Project and Business strategist with over 15 years and is very instrumental in the policy and strategy formulation of ZiMwana Worldwide.

He is responsible for Identifying, managing, reviewing and evaluating present, future threats and opportunities. As well as managing the ZiMwana brand in the public and private domain. Mr. Mazana is well traveled and understands the socio economic impact across sub-Saharan Africa.

He sits on the PMI South African Board and brings in a lot of wealth in board and cooperate governance management as well as Risk Management Strategies.

He is a certified Project Manager (PMI and Prince 2) and was also awarded the Chartered Manager Status.


trustee & administratorViolet Machaka

...is a Harare based administrator for the African Export – Import Bank. Ms Violet Machaka is a seasoned administrator with exceptional organizational, coordinating and negotiating skills. Her career providing support to heads of international entities spans over 17 years.

Ms Machaka is a Business Studies graduate and a Master of Business Administration candidate. She is result oriented, demonstrated by her key note achievements in her current role with the largest Trade Finance Bank in Africa as well as in previous roles with some of the largest international NGOs.

Ms Machaka, who herself has experienced the life of being a less privileged child, had deep passion to serve orphans and less privileged children.

She has served as chairperson of the board of Trustees for Jabula children’s home between 2009 -2017. Her work with Jabula Children’s Home began in 2007, when she served as volunteer and sponsor. She also has had the privilege of serving as volunteer, sponsor of Rose of Sharon, one of the most renowned ministries to orphaned and less privileged children in Zimbabwe.

She believes that every child has the right to being spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually enriched and therefore is willing to put her God given resources to realizing that mandate.


trustee & bankerNelson Gakaka

...is a holder of Business Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. A career banker with over 10 years experience in Treasury Management and Corporate Banking, Nelson is passionate about business and how it relates to its communities.

After leaving the banking sector Nelson went on to found and run businesses in the Car sales and Construction Industry.

Currently he is the Executive Director of BLD Africa (Pvt) Ltd a Construction Company which is involved in low cost housing across the country.

Nelson is also involved in charity work in the marginalized communities in Zimbabwe in the firm belief that we are blessed in order to be a blessing to others.

Our Milestones

• Ending Child Marriages

Advocacy and lobbying for prosecution of offenders, community stakeholder engagements and stakeholder resource mobilization towards ending child marriages. Since 2015 we have recorded and assisted 120 young girls out of early and abusive marriages.

• Rehabilitation of sexual exploitation survivors

Over 10 success stories of empowered young girls. Trained in various income generating life skills.

• Menstrual Hygiene Management

Over 10 000 sanitary wear including re-usable pads distributed across Zimbabwe. Advocacy on MHM issues, and lobbying government for free sanitary wear in schools.

• Fighting drug and alcohol abuse

20 youths rehabilitated, 8 workshops specific to drugs and alcohol abuse. Successful prosecution of drug lord, given effective 4 years in jail.

• Fundraising for the 10th Edition - Zimbabwe National Paralympic Games

Lead resource mobiliser for the welfare of 1500 athletes and officials. Medals, food, t-shirts, etc.

• ZiMwana Annual Sports Festival

Advocacy and lobbying for prosecution of offenders, community stakeholder engagements and stakeholder resource mobilization towards ending child marriages. Since 2015 we have recorded and assisted 120 young girls out of early and abusive marriages.

•Feeding Program

With support from National Foods, ZiMwana feeds 500+ orphans and vulnerable children daily with a proper meal. This is helping raise school attendance, nutrition levels and class participation

• Awards

  1. Pan-African Humanitarian Award on Enterprise and Community Development, 2017 Tanzania.
  2. C A Awards 2017, London: Best Community Leader – For Africa & the Caribbean.
  3. Thabitha Dorcas Award - for Community Development, 2018 Zimbabwe.
  4. COWAP Honorary Award, 2018 Nigeria.

Our Passion

1. Education

Children represent the future of a country. They represent hope, new dawn and are a promise for a better day. When children are exposed to abuse, child marriages, hunger, poverty, crisis they cease to be children and they become adults but still in a child’s stage. Empowering these children with education will help in reintegrating them to their duties as children, empowering them to make their own decisions and pursue dreams. ZiMwana Worldwide’s education goal is to rehabilitate out of school children, school dropouts through access to safe, quality and inclusive education.

No-matter the circumstances, Education is a right for ALL children. It is non–negotiable and it is one of our key programs as an organization. 70% of our programs revolve around enhancing access and provision of quality education.

Peri urban settlements face serious challenges to accessing education with high number of out of school children and school dropouts, due to lack of schools with an estimated of over 100 000 not going to school.

Our priority is giving girls and the disabled equal opportunities in accessing education. Empowering girls with education has led to an end in child marriages, reduction in teen pregnancies and empowered communities. We advocate for free education for all children especially the primary level (grade 0-7).

We employ an inclusive approach involving a lot of stakeholders from, children, families, community stakeholders, local and national government, local and international organizations in advocating for children to get education.

2. Ending Child Marriages

A CHILD is a person under the age of 18.

CHILD MARRIAGE refers to a civil, traditional, religious or informal union where either the bride or groom, or both, are under the age of 18.

Child marriage is a violation and abuse of children’s rights under the Zimbabwean laws, ACRWC (African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child), CRC (Convention on the Rights of Children) and other international and regional human rights instruments.

The government has a duty to enforce human rights in the country. Child marriages in communities are now rampant fueled by poverty, gender discrimination, teen pregnancy, socio-cultural norms and traditions. Our role is to intervene and end child marriage and its attendant consequences.

We utilize community dialog structures such as churches, elected government officials (councilors, MPs, DAs), youth groups, traditional leaders, schools and other organizations to stop the spread of child marriages.

How we do it:

2.1 - Education

Our number one rehabilitation tool is education.

Girls married off at a young age, are more likely to drop out of school and more likely to live in abject poverty. We rehabilitate out of school children back to school through programs that enable them to stay longer in school and limit child marriages.

Such programs include:

  • Paying their school fees, uniforms, textbooks and stationery.
  • In school feeding schemes to improve nutrition, class participation and school attendance
  • Menstrual hygiene management for school children, so that girls do not miss school during their menses
  • Making schools safe places for learning, free from, sexual abuse, and violence / bullying.
  • Enabling proper documentation of children in schools (birth certificates)
  • School social clubs
  • Encouraging married children and teenage mothers to return to school or providing them second chance educational opportunities through life skills training.
  • Engaging male mentors and champions in the community to advocate for girls’ educational rights and campaign against child marriage

2.2 - Advocacy on Law Reforms and Community Engagements

Child marriages happen in communities we reside, in families and people we know. Engaging the community of boys, girls, parents, traditional leaders, religious leaders, government officers and other groups to conduct education and sensitization forums to illustrate the ills of child marriage.

Advocacy for reform and harmonization of conflicting laws centered on marriage.

How we do it:

  • Helping the community to understand that child marriage is not solution to poverty alleviation. Helping them to develop activities that generate income, through trainings and seed capitals.
  • Empowering girls to know their rights through education, social clubs, mentoring and sports
  • Encouraging parents to treat boys and girls equally and emphasizing the role they have to play in instilling values that reject child marriage
  • Community dialog meetings


One of the most important health issues affecting girls and women is menstrual hygiene. Every month a girl/woman goes through her menstrual cycle; whether you are rich or poor menstruation is a natural occurrence making accessing hygiene methods critical to safe health especially for the vulnerable and disadvantaged girls. The emergence of a lot of diseases linked to use of unhygienic methods such as cervical cancers, pains etc, makes it a serious cause for concern.

Combating cultural beliefs and taboos around menstrual hygiene has helped improve access to safe and hygiene methods. ZiMwana has embarked on a number of strategies to raise awareness on the plight vulnerable girls are facing during their menses and fund-raising for the proper and safe sanitary wear to use.

To date we have raised and distributed sanitary pads to over 10 000 disadvantaged girls and young women across Zimbabwe with over 6 months supply per individual. During the distribution girls are taught on the importance of using safe methods against use of old cloth, cow dung, newspapers and demystifying myths around menstruation.

Re-Usable Sanitary Pads

Re-usable sanitary pads can be used, washed and dried in the sunlight for re-use. With proper use of re-usable pads it can last over 2 years. Re-usable sanitary pads are a sustainable and less costly method of providing a safe method during menses.

We have embarked on the project to make re-usable pads as an income generating project for different communities.

During distribution of pads we also include SRHR (Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights), advocacy on children rights, women empowerment, HIV and Aids testing and counseling. We advocate for good health and well being for children and an inclusive approach to health issues affecting girls and women.

How we do it:

  • Using sport to bring girls and boys together and utilizing it to provide services such as HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, health talks.
  • Creation of school and community social clubs with focus on awareness, sexual and reproductive education.
  • Community stakeholder engagement.
  • Advocating for curricular review to include sexual and reproductive health.
  • Provision of free sanitary wear to girls in school.

4. Sports

Goal: Promotion of the right to play and participate in sport for every child.

The IPA Declaration of the Child’s Right to Play and Article 31 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child state that the child has a right to leisure, play and participation in cultural and artistic activities. The right to play should be enjoyed by every child. ZiMwana believes in affording every child a chance to play.

Access to sports infrastructure in vulnerable communities is very crucial in promoting sports activities amongst vulnerable groups. Lack of infrastructure in vulnerable communities hampers sports development especially in talent identification. Our role is to develop infrastructure, maintaining and availing it for use to community sports clubs. Sports participation improves health, enjoyment, confidence and self-esteem. It is a source of livelihood and empowerment to youths.

ZiMwana Annual Sports

An annual sporting fiesta of ball games is held in Caledonia every year. Children participate in football, netball, volleyball, karate, and chess. There is equal participation of girls and boys in all categories. The sports fiesta draws at least 600 athletes and more than 2 000 spectators over 2 days. The event is held in partnership with the ministry of sports as it dovetails into the vision of the ministry.

We believe in inclusive sports and people living with disability are also incorporated to participate during the games.

The sports fiesta is also a platform for talent identification and an important step of taking youths out of drugs and alcohol abuse

ZiMwana Street Athletics In the communities we work in, there are no proper play grounds. In an endeavor to ensure access to sports we use our streets as sporting platforms. Everyday children play in the streets and we utilize the streets to identify talent, offer the vulnerable children a platform to enjoy sports in an organized way and help them to be integrated in national competitions.

In all our sporting events we work with the Ministry of Sports.

How we do it:

  • Encouraging the right to play for children in schools and marginalized communities;
  • Advocating and lobbying for access to sporting infrastructure for all children regardless of disability;
  • Creation of safe playing centers through the Wakakosha Creative Hub;
  • Sports and cultural infrastructure development and inclusion of traditional games in sporting activities.
Sport is critical in information dissemination especially in tackling society ills, such as child marriage, domestic violence, rape, HIV and Aids, drug and alcohol abuse.

Above all sport unifies and heal communities.

5. Feeding Program

One of the most challenging situations in communities is hunger. Most households have no consistent income or any income generating economic activity. Orphans and vulnerable children are at risk of spending the day without eating anything. The school feeding program guarantees they have at least a meal a day.

We have successfully fed 500+ children with a meal a day. The program has been a huge success as nutrition levels have increased among children. This has seen a change in weight of children at the start of school term and at the end of school term. Increase in class attendance and class participation. The school also becomes a safe and secure zone for children.

Secondary benefits of the feeding program are the following;

  • easy to disseminate information on sexual and reproductive health, children’s rights and the school now grow its own food for consumption and resale.

How we do it:

  • In-school feeding schemes to improve nutrition, class participation and school attendance.
  • Community stakeholder engagement teams.
  • Community dialog meetings on Health and Nutrition.

6. Youth and life Skills

Our mission is to develop sustainable communities that take care of their own children and have children/youths that are empowered to take charge of their lives.

It is important to empower youths with relevant skills to the ever changing world dynamics. At ZiMwana we are cognisant of the challenges youths have in accessing the opportunities that enables them to acquire relevant skills. We have partnered with government training institutions for youths to get technical skills. It is also important to empower the caregivers to improve income at household level.

The objective of skills training is to:

  • empower youths with practical skills which they can immediately use to generate income;
  • rescue youths from drug and alcohol abuse,
  • strengthen the economic status of caregivers through income generating projects;
  • training and networking programs to care givers;
  • promoting environmental justice in communities and partnering companies and institutions in corporate social responsibilities activities in communities


Lack of knowledge or exposure on children and human rights in communities makes it very critical to embark on advocacy. Successful advocacy programs need the involvement of the community, especially mobilizing women and girls to know their rights.

Empowering women reduces child marriages, teen marriages, domestic violence and rape in communities. Information dissemination is very critical.

How we do it:

  • Helping the community to understand that child marriage is not solution to poverty alleviation. Helping them to develop activities that generate income, through trainings and seed capitals.
  • Empowering girls to know their rights through education, social clubs, mentoring and sports.
  • Encouraging parents to treat boys and girls equally and emphasizing the role they have to play in instilling values that reject child marriage.
  • Community dialog meetings.

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Our Partners

Grateful to the following partners who continue to open doors when we knock, including many individuals who prefer to remain anonymous:




For ZiMwana Worldwide to be able to change lives of orphans and vulnerable, children it needs your support. The lives changed are grateful to your generosity. We welcome any contributions, in cash or kind, from local, international organizations, the Government of Zimbabwe and individuals which would enable us to make a difference.

Because of your support to the communities we work in:

  • children are receiving education,
  • girls and young women are being empowered,
  • the hungry are being fed,
  • Youth are getting skills and turning away from drugs and alcohol abuse,
...and above all, the future is bright for every orphan and vulnerable child as they grow under our support.


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ZiMwana Volunteers

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ZiMwana Volunteers

Our volunteers.

To enhance our work in communities we are open to volunteers who bring different skills sets to complement our work. We are cognizant of different motivations that drive volunteers to give their precious time in uplifting the lives of the underprivileged. We have openings volunteers can choose from the following:

Volunteer Positions

  • Community Volunteer;
  • Community field officer;
  • Data capturing on community needs.

Marketing and Communication Manager

  • Campaign for ZiMwana;
  • Informative posters about ZiMwana's mission and issues in community;
  • Manage the website, social media pages and posts.

Documentary / Movie Producers

  • Produce a documentary on ZiMwana mission and current work;
  • Capture pictorial moments in the course of our work;
  • Train volunteers and locals interested in film production.

Administration & Fund-raising Manager

  • Create an asset map of potential sponsors or partners to fund organization;
  • Implement a fund-raising plan;
  • Organize and attend fund-raising events;
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with sponsors and partners;
  • Coordinate the volunteer program and volunteers inquiries.

Youth & Information Center Officer

  • Manage the creative hub;
  • Create and implement youth programs;
  • Participate in fun activities and games;
  • Be creative and multi-tasked.

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Every year we take on board university undergraduates to come and spend their industrial attachment with ZiMwana in fulfillment of their degrees. We also take on board those who have graduated in other fields who want to learn and develop themselves. We offer an excellent work environment and culture of helping. Contact us and begin the journey to change lives.

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Zimwana WorldWide

No. 25563,
Eastview Phase 1 | Caledonia, GOROMONZI
+263 715 730 711
+263 715 917 491
+263 774 126 721
+263 782 686 039