The Chiedza Child Care Centre


The Chiedza Child Care Centre is designed to monitor children in their existing community environment. It provides a home-based care program that also aims to support the children’s caregivers. Chiedza provides a caring environment for orphans and children in difficult circumstances, particularly those living with HIV/AIDS, chronic illnesses and disabilities.

QCCT sponsorship funds have been directed to the establishment of a multi-purpose Resource Centre, within the grounds at Chiedza.

The Centre aims to provide both children and caregivers with vocational skills training opportunities in areas such as using computers and sewing as well as supplementary classes and library facilities for pupils whose state-based education has been disrupted by staff and materials shortages.

The Out of School Program re-integrates children into formal schools who have previously dropped out due to family, financial or environmental factors.

A drop-in facility is also established within the grounds at Chiedza, providing a safe and supervised environment for children to eat, play and study.

Caregivers of the children are trained in Internal Savings and Lending (ISAL) methodology and micro-enterprise management skills that empower them to use their abilities for Income Generating Activities (IGA).

There are currently approximately 90 children sponsored by QCCT at Chiedza. Fees are tax deductible and range from $250 to $385 per year depending on age.

For further information on how to become a sponsor at Chiedza please contact:

Meghna Patel