Monday, September 6, 2021
The International Day of Charity was established with the objective to sensitize people and organizations all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. We as FBC realise the importance of supporting and defending the rights of the vulnerable and we are pleased to commemorate this day with the rest of the world.
In March 2019, Zimbabwe was affected by Cyclone Idai and the hardest-hit areas included the Manicaland and Masvingo provinces, among others. Entire communities were destroyed by the cyclone, leaving our fellow affected countrymen vulnerable, with their livelihoods washed away. We as FBC donated eighty tonnes (80t) of groceries, four thousand litres of fuel (4,000l) in support of those whose lives had been devastated by the cyclone. We further pledged to build 4 modern classrooms for the Charleswood Primary School. The building material donated included cement, asbestos sheets, roofing timber, window frames, door frames, brick force, doors, paint, and window panes, among other crucial material.
We are proud to say that the construction of the classrooms has since been completed and handed over! We value the creation of a conducive learning environment for children to realise their potential through availing key fundamentals required for every child to have equitable access to high quality infrastructure at learning institutions. On average, each classroom block can accommodate forty five (45) learners, the four (4) blocks will accommodate one hundred and eighty (180) learners and in ten (10) years – one thousand eight hundred (1,800) learners will benefit from our small contribution towards giving back to the community.
We celebrate giving back to vulnerable communities through sustainable solutions delivered through solid partnerships. We appreciate the Zimbabwe National Army for providing the architectural expertise and labour for the construction of these classrooms.
In celebration of “ubuntu”, we wish you all a Happy International Charity Day and urge all stakeholders and to play their part, however small to make the lives of the vulnerable a little bit easier. We are, because you are.