Since our founding in 2011, we’ve concentrated on four separate long term programs: Harvesting Manna (our gospel centered education program), our School Nutrition Garden Impact Sites, our Women’s Agro-scholarship Initiative, and our United States based student leadership program. At the heart of each of our Zimbabwean programs is local leadership, with a focus on sustainability, capacity building, and food production.
The Women’s AgroScholarship Initiative is aimed at strengthening future agricultural entrepreneurs who are women from disadvantaged and marginalized backgrounds, and who have a desire to serve their greater communities. The ultimate goal is to see women bring food security to their homes, and then branch out and give opportunities for employment and food security to the community at large.
Our Social Justice Residency, formally known as Student Vision Trips, is a six month residency for high school and college aged students. The residency starts with monthly trainings that focus on developing social consciousness, cross cultural communication skills, and more ethical leadership practices. At the end of the program, students travel to Zimbabwe to partner with local entrepreneurs or Primary schools, where they’ll complete service projects and learn more about how to be change-makers in their chosen fields.
Our School Nutrition Garden Program is our longest running initiative, and is currently feeding over 3000 students daily. These large scale nutrition sites partner with the Zimbabwean government to ensure that kids are getting atleast one nutritious meal a day. Furthermore, most of our gardens are paired with a borehole well to ensure garden sustainability and a clean access point of water for the surrounding community.
Harvesting Manna is a biblically based 4-week program designed to educate and equip communities for ongoing sustainability long after we have completed our work. The lessons are hands on and full of experiential learning strategies, and are taught by Zimbabwean teachers through their own cultural lens.