Sunshine Support Campaign

We, as Friends of Kids in Zimbabwe, would like to promote the efforts of Sunshine Zimbabwe Project and create a sponsorship ‘pot’ so that underprivileged young adults with remedial needs and learning difficulties can attend and benefit from this very worthwhile project.

At Sunshine Zimbabwe Project, they concentrate on the members abilities not their disabilities. They offer the teaching of basic skills in literacy and numeracy as well as a comprehensive life skills programme promoting personal, social and emotional development. For help with gross motor skills, they provide bocce (a special Olympic sport), tennis, horse riding and yoga. The members also enjoy art and music as well. To complement the whole programme, the members take part in cooking sessions and gardening. Sunshine Zimbabwe Project advocates for the promotion of appropriate work ethics culminating in work experience within the community or on site at the Centre. They also have different income generating projects going which include: the manufacture and sale of nutritious Waggles Pet Biscuits, growing and selling vegetables, looking after layers and selling the eggs, delicious Sunshine Homemade foods as well as arts and crafts made from recycled material from the community, both plastic and wooden.

‘Friends’ would like to build up a base to allow Sunshine to take in additional underprivileged members as well as providing the basic tools to continue with the income generating projects that would benefit the project too.

If you would like to help us to help them please go to the Virgin Money Giving Campaign Page ( Alternatively you can sign up for Give as You Live and buy on line using our page link and we will benefit with no increase in cost to you ( You can also simply do a transfer to our account (Details on the about us page.) and email us with the detail and we will make sure it goes to Sunshine Project. Any amount helps.

“Put a little sunshine into someone’s life”.


Sunshine Project Zimbabwe joins ‘Friends’

fund-raising-fairFriends of Kids in Zimbabwe is so excited to add Sunshine Project Zimbabwe as a beneficiary. Sunshine Zimbabwe Project is a Welfare organisation, established in 2011 to provide education and training to adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities.  This project was developed in response to a need for a facility to cater for school leavers from special schools within Harare.  Sunshine Zimbabwe Project is registered as a division of Silver Linings Trust; however fundraising and management are independently run by a separate board.  Staff include management, teacher and volunteers. preparing-lunch2They are very active in teaching these young adults various different skills and are a certified City and Guilds Centre as well. They are currently offering Hospitality, Motor Vehicle Maintenance and IT to remedial students.

mvmFriends are hoping to be able to assist in promoting their many fund raising events and work towards gathering sponsorship to assist with covering costs of the various courses and activities they offer so that those who cannot attend the courses due to financial constraints can attend and gain a skill and become gainfully employed. Please visit their website and facebook page and see what they are all up to.

If you are out of Zimbabwe and want to contribute to this VERY worthy course please contact us, go to our Virgin Money Giving Fundraising page, or shop on line with Give as You Live and let us know that you want your contributions to go to Sunshine specifically.