A picture is worth thousand words

Dolls & Wire Toys

In Pumula North, where money is too tight for families to buy toys for their children, the kids create their own dolls and wire toys instead. At Zimkids, they make extras as thank you gifts to our donors, competing for most creative and developing a clear sense of being part of the Center’s survival. Each doll or wire toy is accompanied by a photo of the child who made it and a brief biography.

Vocational Training

Every Zimkid learns the basics of working on computers, of carpentry, welding and human biology. And when they finish school, we send many of them to external training programs – to become electricians, skilled construction workers, welders, auto mechanics, animators, pharmacists and veterinarians.


In Zimbabwe, classrooms overflow with 60 or more students and books are scarce. So using our library, our older children tutor the younger to keep them on track academically.


A grant from the U.S. Embassy allowed us to purchase a state-of-the-art greenhouse with drip irrigation, where we grow the tomatoes, onions, carrots and greens.

Our Elders Preparing Lunch

The Elders have their work cut out for them with 250 hungry mouths to feed!

Chicken Project

We raise both broilers and layers both to feed the children and to produce income to help cover expenses.

Fun Times

Soccer and tug of war, dancing, netball racing, chess, team-building games…There’s plenty of time for fun!

Birthday Celebrations

There’s no word in Ndebele, the local language for birthday, so parties with cakes are a fantasy children learned about on TV. We’ve changed that for our Zimkids!

Mentors & Their Mentees

Each alumnus mentors a different member of the Council of Elders.


Just a few of the thousands who have been part of our family – and who we are always happy to see when they stop by for visits.

Meal Time

Animation Studio

Our Founder, Dennis