Give a child a smile

Join our efforts to provide children in rural Zimbabwe with food, education and loving foster families.

Each rural orphan deserves a chance to compete in the world.

Sethule Orphans Trust was founded in 2005, when a rapidly increasing number of disadvantaged orphans was noticed especially in the poorest rural communities of Western Zimbabwe.

Together with the effects of emigration, economic collapse and HIV/AIDS, the result was the almost total breakdown of traditional African rural life. The impact of such social disintegration was most felt by the large number of orphans suddenly having nowhere to stay and no-one to look after them.

The principal solution to the orphan crisis was to link bereaved homeless orphans with foster parents who had themselves lost their offspring. This idea has been enthusiastically adopted and the project thus embodied by Sethule is on that is eagerly sought after by other communities close by.

Sethule is a genuinely indigenous Trust which is locally run and inspired.

Childhood is a time of struggle and hardship for many Zimbabwean children

24%

of children in schools have lost both parents.

40%

of primary school students don’t have birth certificates.

13%

of children are bread winners from an early age

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We’re always working to make change and celebrate our amazing achievements

5200

students educated through Dare To Be Different

1500

children educated on child abuse awareness per year

2068

people have been involved with environmental activities

Impact means everything.

Our purpose is to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children. Part of our vision is to ensure that no child is without a home and that no child is turned away from school.

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