Fund A Child’s Education Zimbabwe – FACEZ education fund
FACEZ Education Fund was established in June 2012 by Lisa Chiriseri and Rumbi Manzou and is registered under Street Exit Strategies Trust (SES) (founded by Lisa Chiriseri in December 2009) NOTARIAL DEED 644/2010.
FACEZ currently provides
• Psychosocial support
• Livelihood skills
• Mentorship and Christian counselling
• Much needed exposure activities
• And income generating project work for beneficiary families
To over 360 beneficiaries around Zimbabwe.
The children are mainly in Harare, and Melford Farm, Goromonzi). These children are underprivileged and mostly orphaned and are selected based primarily on their level of need. Selection is verified and validated through stakeholder bodies that include the department of social services, the Local Board and District Administrator as well as the Ministry of Education.
FACEZ puts emphasis on economic stability in the beneficiary families and has since started a lucrative income generation project with the beneficiary families for sustainability and livelihood.
THE FACEZ VISION
To build a powerful local based education fund that assists marginalized and under privileged children attain a brighter future through equal access education and holistic support.
To provide marginalized children with an equal and fair opportunity to access and benefit from education.
To better the communities we serve by reducing the number of school drop-outs and equipping beneficiary families with livelihood skills for sustainable income generation.
Increased access to education for children in targeted areas (Sustainable Development Goal #2) through local philanthropy
Reduced dropout rate of children in targeted schools
Increased stability and therefore performance in learning environment of beneficiaries
Increased self knowledge, self esteem and confidence in beneficiaries through mentorship and life skills coaching
Empowered families through life skills and relationship building, and guardian training for sustainable income generation