Our Mission

Founded in 2005 when a rapidly increasing number of disadvantaged orphans was noticed in the poorest rural communities of Western Zimbabwe.

The Team

Thabbeth Cotton

Director / Founder

As the visionary and the founder of Sethule Orphan’s Trust, Thabbeth does not sit behind her desk, calling the shots; She plays an active and pivotal role in the drive and objective of the organisation. She ensures that all the executed projects are relevant to the mission and the vision of Sethule. Through implementing sustainability enabling schemes, she strives to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable groups in the rural communities of Zimbabwe.

"My aim is to create a ripple effect, where the people that Sethule Orphan’s Trust empowers are inspired to empower those around them"

Nonhlanhla Green

Deputy Manager

Nonhlanhla leads our child abuse awareness and prevention programmes. She oversees the counselling to victims, struggling families and training for communities on child abuse and prevention.  

"I'm passionate to work with children and vulnerable groups to support and care for them."

Thelma Moyo

Orphan Care Co-ordinator and Accounts Clerk

Thelma leads our orphan care and food programmes. She oversees the creation and distribution of clothes to the orphans and other beneficiaries. She also works on our Sethule Scholarships programme and Bereavement Counselling workshops.

“I love what we do, it brings real satisfaction, as we reach out to support those in need.”

Ntombiyothabo Ndlovu (Yoyo)

Education Liaison Officer

Yoyo coordinates the education department and scholarship fund between Sethule Trust, the government and sponsors. She also runs the emotional logic counselling workshops. 

“Doing this type of work doesn’t just make me feel good, it gives me a new found sense of purpose as we work to improve the lives of vulnerable children.”

Sikhunjulwe Tshuma

Birth Certificate Liaison Officer

Sikhunjulwe leads the birth certificate project, which serves to address the huge problem of children lacking birth registration. She oversees the work which assists undocumented children, particularly orphans in rural areas, to get through the many hurdles to obtain their birth certificates, which is their right! The project also helps children to enrol in school as well as gain their due citizenship rights.

"I love being a part of this project as it not only provides children with their rightful documentation but provides the vital foundation to progress in life.”

Tafadzwa Chitifa (TC)

Media, Communications Officer

TC runs Sethule's media communications. He helps to keep stakeholders, partners and supporters up to date with all of the work Sethule is doing. He oversees Sethule’s awareness building campaigns, providing essential information and guidance to vulnerable children through Sethule's communication channels. 

“I like working with Sethule because it is a place where you can see the children we support grow in many different ways and enables me to grow and develop too.”