The PERFORMANCE LICENCE FEE (£30 for 5 performances) is included in the cost of all musicals sold. This money is donated to the Mashambanzou Care Trust that does so much to support AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe. Africa. Over a million children have been orphaned by AIDS in Africa.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE MASHAMBANZOU CARE TRUST PLEASE READ BELOW!
Mashambanzou Care Trust 40 Sandown Road Waterfalls, Harare Zimbabwe
Tel: 00 263 4 610079 or 00 263 4 610937
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Website : www.mashambanzou.org
The Name - Mashambanzou means Waterfalls where the elephants go down to wash at dawn.
Mashambanzou Care Trust is an interdenominational, non-profit making organisation which has been in operation since 1990. It is a registered Private Voluntary Organisation and is based in Waterfalls, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Through the vision of Sr. Noreen Nolan of the Little Company of Mary, Mashambanzou Care Trust was founded in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1989.
Noreen saw how people infected with HIV were stigmatised, rejected and discriminated against. Her aim was to offer comfort and reassurance to people living with AIDS and their family members, enhancing the quality of their lives and enabling them to die with dignity and the knowledge that they were loved.
From Noreen's noble and humble vision, gradually grew the multifaceted organisation, Mashambanzou, as we know it today.
To contribute meaningfully towards a reduction in the vulnerability associated with HIV prevalence, so as to witness healthier individuals who are better able to take responsibility for their own lives.
Our holistic approach to care has evolved from our desire to relieve suffering and our yearning to enrich life. Mashambanzou’s care is multi-dimensional, team-based and collaborative at its core.
Lack of awareness can silence people, and magnify the pain of stigma and discrimination. The individual, the family and the community all suffer where insensitivity and confusion prevail. At Mashambanzou we integrate education about HIV, human rights and issues of gender into all of our programmes, specifically to target the attitudes and perceptions that feed the scourge of stigma and discrimination.
The multi-disciplined care teams within Mashambanzou work closely with community volunteers. Together with the community, these care teams identify, care for and refer to other facilities, those who are in urgent need of care and support.
The outreach teams use a disciplined criterion of vulnerability to refer those in need to clinics and other community-based support services.
Community volunteers are the catalyst for Mashambanzou’s progress. It is through the volunteers’ efforts that Mashambanzou is able to expand and provide quality care and services to so many vulnerable households. The volunteers are committed to uplifting their communities and bettering the lives of the sick and poor. They lead by example and instil within the community a sense of responsibility, compassion and respect.
Mashambanzou collaborates with local authorities, health clinics, hospitals, the department of social welfare, schools, community groups, churches and numerous other nongovernmental organisations. Through collaboration and networking Mashambanzou is able to successfully achieve much more than it could ever achieve through its own efforts. Mashambanzou is committed to good communication and good working relationships with its network partners.
Mashambanzou offers holistic health care through six interlinked community outreach programmes. These programmes operate in the poorest high-density suburbs of Harare and include