Chasing Smiles

Smile for the The Michael Project

Smile for the The Michael Project

“It is one of the fundamentals of society to be in community. We don’t want 1.7 million children – those are the official stats for orphans in Zimbabwe – not being part of a family. Being in a family is one of those rights that have fallen away. So we help to address that and walk families through the process of adoption or fostering a child.” – Diana Musungwa of the Michael Project.

The Michael Project cares for orphaned and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe in a number of ways. Firstly, the project provides quality pre-school education and care in Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, Greystone Park and Wingate for those who cannot access the private school system. The Shalom Children’s Home in Harare, provides a safe, nurturing space for 17 orphaned children to grow within and to experience what it is be part of a family. Thirdly, Michael Project advocates for adoption and foster care by educating, encouraging and helping prospective foster and adoptive families along the way.
From left – Sira Ngandu, Diana Musungwa and Simba Pfupenja, staff members of the Michael Project.

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