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SUBJECT: AOSUK Foob Hamper and Sewing Machines Distribution July 2020

Report by: Sunday News Zimbabwe 03/july/2020

Meanwhile, a regional non-governmental organisation, Against All Odds Still Standing (AOS) also donated sewing machines and food hampers to vulnerable people in Mabutweni yesterday.

The organisation launched the pilot project in 2017 by acquiring vending places for women and a women craft centre is in the pipeline.

The food donation of mealie-meal, cooking oil and bar soaps comes as many households in the city have been left stranded as most of their well-wishers have diverted their corporate social responsibility to provide measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

Speaking during the donation ceremony at Mabutweni Home Craft Centre, on behalf of the organisation’s founder, United Kingdom based Mrs Fikelephi Jackson, AOS public affairs officer Miss Sandokuhle Ndlovu said the donation of sewing machines was to ensure that women from Mabutweni suburb could engage in self-help projects.

“One of the objectives as an organisation is to teach people how to catch fish, not to give them fish thus giving them these sewing machines will ensure that they are independent and are able to fend for themselves.

 

“Through this, we are targeting to take the message of hope all over the world, especially in places where people are oppressed,” said Miss Ndlovu.

Ward 13 Councillor Frank Javangwe urged the beneficiaries to sew masks in light of the pandemic which has seen masks become a vital tool to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

Two other companies, Dingani Bookshop and Bheksaz Shalom Solutions also donated Protective Personal Equipment to schools in Matabeleland South that will be used during the June/ July examinations starting on Tuesday.

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Against All Odds Still Standing Charity Covid-19 Food Hampers Campaign
📍 Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 Food Hampers* Campaign
25 Families (AOS Beneficiaries) received their Food Hampers yesterday 3rd May 2020 in Bulawayo Mabuthweni in addition they all received a Home Cooked meal

Thanking ALL our Sponsors next Stop is Zambia🇿🇲 then Malawi 🇲🇼

Breaking News at AOS, Thanks to our Sponsors, our Beneficiary Hazel (see her Profile) is to start her dream journey to become a Nurse is to start College on 1st November 2020 finish in
January 2021
Fees Fully paid by Against All Odds Still Standing Charity
The College name is:
CSSR College
Centre for Social Sciences Research
Their website is: https://letloadm.wixsite.com/cssracademy

My name is Hazel Ncube, from Mabutweni Bulawayo in Zimbabwe

am a girl aged 21
Am a single mother I didn’t finish school we didn’t have money to pay for my Fees , I stay with my Grandmother who brought me up. I don’t know my Parents my father & mother passed away as a result
I had a tough upbringing, had to go to bed without eating we used to work for other people for us to hve food but all that changed the day i met mom Fikelephi Jackson from Against All Odds Still Standing UK, she came to us and guided, through workshops & Group sessions. She taught us many thing like how to overcome all the struggle, past hurts and challenges that l was facing she taught me to stand up for what I want and never loose hope but believe. I had given up on my life and my dreams, I was suisdal
I have always wanted to be a Nurse, she told me not to give up on my dreams that AOS would support us the best way they could for me to achieve that dream.
With the help of Against All Odds Still Standing we nolonger go to bed without food coz they taught me many things. I now sell drinks in order to have food for myself & my children together with my Grandmother

I want to be a nurse please help me achieve my dream the money I get from the drinks that i sell is not enough to pay for my fees

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