Zimbabwe Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
The International Twins Festival hosted by the Twins Association of Zimbabwe Aug. 19-21 attracted hundreds of twins and multiples who had the opportunity to interact, network and share business ideas with their peers. Participants also played several sports tournaments over the weekend. Photo by the Sahwira Events and Leisure, courtesy of the Twins Association of Zimbabwe.

Twins Association of Zimbabwe supports multiples, mothers

United Methodists launched the Twins Association of Zimbabwe in 2016 to assist mothers of multiples, support children through school and empower them economically through various projects.
Theology and Education
Pauline Violet Mushati poses with graduates of the United Methodist Church’s Barrington Christian School in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mushati is a teacher at the school, which opened in 2021. It is one of two state-of-the-art private schools in Harare founded by The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

United Methodists establish urban schools

Reaching beyond traditional rural settings, two new private schools enhance education in Harare and Mutare.
Mission and Ministry
Annie Padhuze, headmistress of The United Methodist Church’s Clare Secondary School near Mutare, Zimbabwe, says many of her students do not have birth certificates. United Methodists are helping orphans and other vulnerable children obtain the documents they need to continue their education. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Lack of birth certificate challenges children in rural areas

Representatives of five United Methodist-related primary and secondary schools reported an average 44% of students don’t have birth certificates.
Congregations
Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, episcopal leader of the United Methodist South Carolina Conference, speaks during the presentation of $800,029 donated by the conference to the Fairfield Children’s Home in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of the Africa University Public Affairs Office.

Love of children brings $800,000 gift to Zimbabwe

During a 2001 visit to the Fairfield Children’s Home, a South Carolina mission team promised to return. In October 2022, their team leader joined Africa University’s 30th anniversary celebration.

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