Today! Meet Simba in Portland, OR

We are delighted that Tariro’s Executive Coordinator, Simba Kanyimo, will be visiting the Eugene, Portland, and Victoria in December! 

TODAY Simba will be in …. Portland, Oregon.

Friday, 2 December from 7pm

Join Tariro and Njuzu Mbira us at Ford Food and Drink @ 2505 SE 11th Ave Ste 101. Portland, OR 97202!

Come out to meet Simba, hear some great music and see an amazing quilt – being raffled off to support Tariro and other groups in Zimbabwe.  It promises to be a great evening!

See you there!

Today! Meet Simba in Eugene, OR.

We are delighted that Tariro’s Executive Coordinator, Simba Kanyimo, will be visiting the Eugene, Portland, and Victoria in December! 

TODAY Simba will be in …. Eugene, Oregon.

You can meet Simba at the Kutsinhira Catch Up with Tariro at 5pm.  Come out to hear Simba’s vision for Tariro and what’s ahead for us in 2017.  This is an informal gathering at a private home.  For more info, please email tariro.board@gmail.com.

See you there!

 

#ThankYouWednesday – You donated $1,775!

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Dear friends,

THANK YOU for your support on #GivingTuesday yesterday — you donated $1,775! We are overwhelmed by your support for our important work.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to donate yesterday — our donor has agreed to extend the matching window — all donations up to $3,000 will be matched through the end of the week.

You can donate numerous ways —

  • in-person at one of Tariro’s events this week in Eugene, Portland, and Victoria.  Please see our blog for details of the events. We’d love to see you there, and you’ll get a chance to meet Simba and here about Tariro first-hand.
  • by check mailed directly to our PO box at PO Box 50273, Eugene, OR, 97405
  • online at our Fall Fundraising site — https://givingtuesday.razoo.com/us/story/Fall-Fundraising-Campaign-2016 (note that usual fees now apply)
  • by bank transfer — please email tariro.board@gmail.com for details on how to set up a no-fee bank transfer.

Hope is powerful.  Hope for change.  Hope for a better future.  Hope is what makes us fight.  Hope is what makes us see possibilities when things look bleak.  In Zimbabwe’s Shona language, “tariro” means “hope”. Tariro gives hope to our students – it gives them hope of finishing school.  Hope of going to university.  Hope of getting a good job and breaking the cycle of poverty they were born into.  Hope of being a person in a position to give back.  Hope of being a woman treated with dignity and respect in her community. Hope is why we do what we do.

Thank you for joining us in giving hope to our students.

#GivingTuesday is TODAY!

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Last year, Tariro participated in #GivingTuesday for the first time as part of our annual Fall Fundraising Campaign, and it was a huge success for us! We are excited to be part of this international day of giving, uniting millions of people across the world supporting so many worthy causes.

This year, we’re doing it again! AND this year, we have a donor who will match the first $3,000 raised!

Razoo, the site hosting our #GivingTuesday effort, is waiving most of their transaction fee through 29 November – that means more of your donation goes directly to Tariro!  Razoo is also awarding an additional prize for the nonprofit with the most unique donors in a specific hour – we’re targeting the 2pm PST/5pm EST hour.  

Please join us TODAY for a big international day of giving at  https://givingtuesday.razoo.com/us/story/Fall-Fundraising-Campaign-2016!

Thank you for your support!

Intern -Social Worker

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Tariro –Hope and Health for Zimbabwe Orphans, a grassroots non-profit organization working in Harare Zimbabwe to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and other vices by educating young women and girls is looking for an Intern – Social Worker. The intern should be a student currently enrolled at one of the local universities and studying for a degree in Social Work.
The intern’s responsibilities will focus on addressing the psycho-social needs of our beneficiaries and their families in order to improve academic performance and provide support for the challenges that program beneficiaries are facing. The intern will work with the Executive Coordinator, with the involvement of the student, the family, the community and schools, to identify needs, establish intervention plans, and collaborate with community agencies to provide additional psycho-social support to our beneficiaries and their families.

The internship will run during the university academic year 2017.

The intern will be expected to perform (but not limited to) the following duties, with supervision and guidance by the Executive Coordinator:

1.Provide interventions based on detailed assessments, including but not limited to:
a. Individual and group counseling for selected beneficiaries and families, as needed;
b. Case management for identified students;
c. Home and school visits;
d. Liaise and advocate for student and parents on issues of social welfare and psycho-social support.
e. Assessment prior to providing interventions.

2. Contribute social media materials (blog posts, Facebook posts, twitter posts) related to the social welfare of our beneficiaries and the psycho-social support Tariro provides for our beneficiaries.
3. Attend related conferences and seminars.
4. Assist in grant writing where the intern will work closely with the Executive Coordinator, with special emphasis on grants supporting Tariro’s psycho-social support for beneficiaries.
5. Participate in community collaborative and/or meetings.
6. Initiate localized awareness campaigns on different issues affecting the girl child with the assistance of the Executive Coordinator.
7. Participate in beneficiaries’ monthly meetings and conducting/facilitating monthly extra-curricular activities.
8. Assist with administrative responsibilities and financial reporting related to Tariro’s social welfare and psycho-social programs, including but not limited to logistics for events and uploading financial records in Money-Minder.

The intern will also be expected to perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Coordinator. Please email your applications – detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter to the Executive Coordinator on email : tariro.vacancy@gmail.com . Closing date is 16 December 2016.

Simba visits the Northwest – Join Us!

We are delighted that Tariro’s Executive Coordinator, Simba Kanyimo, will be visiting the Eugene, Portland, and Victoria in December! 

First stop …. Eugene, Oregon.

Thursday, 1 December from 5pm

Kutsinhira Catch Up with Tariro – come out to hear Simba’s vision for Tariro and what’s ahead for us in 2017.  This is an informal gathering at a private home.  For more info, please email tariro.board@gmail.com.

Next stop … Portland, Oregon.

Friday, 2 December from 7pm

Join Tariro and Njuzu Mbira us at Ford Food and Drink @ 2505 SE 11th Ave Ste 101. Portland, OR 97202!

Come out to meet Simba, hear some great music and see an amazing quilt – being raffled off to support Tariro and other groups in Zimbabwe.  It promises to be a great evening!

And finally … Victoria, Canada

Sunday, 4 December at 2pm

Join Simba at the Bopoma Winter Event @ Church of Truth, 111 Superior Street, Victoria.

Simba will be talking about Tariro and sharing in with local musicians and long-time Tariro supporters for a special event.  Don’t miss out!

Get the latest updates on our blog and on our Facebook page. If you would like to receive email reminders about the events, please contact tariro.board@gmail.com.

See you there!

Girl child support -Necrisha R.supports Tariro .

wp_20160408_010Many Zimbabwean students are forced to drop out of school or have irregular school attendances because their families can no longer afford tuition and associated educational costs. The girl child is more at the receiving end. This is one issue Necrish Roach wanted to see change. Necrisha came to Zimbabwe in April 2016 as part of a global health elective offered by her home institution-the Ohio State University College of Medicine.  This course is offered to medical students during their final year of medical school and it allows them to have a clinical experience that is different from what they would normally experience back in the United States of America.

During her time working in the health care system in Harare, she had the opportunity to have a first-hand look at the many challenges faced by local doctors and patients alike. In addition, she also had the chance to work with Tariro Trust –Hope and Health for Zimbabwe Orphans. Necrisha developed an interest in Tariro Trust after going through our face book page and web page and Tariro Trust was a major influence in her decision in doing her attachment here in Zimbabwe.

Necrisha travelled to the high density suburb of Glen Norah where she spent the day working with the girls and learning more about the aims and goals of the organisation. The time spent in Glen Norah brought to her the grim reality faced by many of Zimbabwe’s young women.

Many of the young ladies she met are orphaned because of HIV and currently live with extended families or in a single parent household. The economic meltdown in Zimbabwe has made it even worse.  As a result, the costs associated with getting an education are often too much for the family to bear forcing them to drop out of school. These young girls then rely on the financial support of Tariro and its donors to cover school fees, school supplies and transportation costs.

Despite the rains that pounded Harare that day , and a demanding work schedule , Necrisha    spent the day with the girls, delivered a health talk and she donated USD300 . Prior to traveling to Zimbabwe, Necrisha with the help of her friends, was able to raise funds to help cover the cost of school supplies for 30 Tariro students for one academic year.

The Tariro Hope visit became a turning point for both Necrisha and the young girls she met during her visit. She was humbled by the experience.  The girls were moved that a young American doctor came all the way from America to not only visit them ,  but her and her friends were willing to make a financial investment in their futures by covering the cost of school supplies. Recognizing that the donation for school supplies was greatly appreciated, it was evident that there was still a great need among the students. To that end, Necrisha decided to cover the tuition for the next three years for one of Tariro’s beneficiaries Florence M. enrolled at Harare Polytechnic (a local tertiary institution) where she is pursuing her studies in Transport and Logistics.

Necrisha believes in the adage “by educating a girl you have educated the nation” and she implores other women and girls who have made it in life to donate towards sending underprivileged girls to school.  The Tariro girls treated Necrisha to some beautiful music and cultural dance routines and she was impressed by the performance. Necrisha encouraged the girls to, to despite them coming from under privileged backgrounds to also help those less fortunate than them. She also encouraged the girls to work hard and excel in their studies and this she said was the best way of repaying those who assist them. She said it was also important for the girls to desist from premarital sex and to value their sexual and reproductive health.

 On behalf of Tariro we would like to thank Necrisha and her prayer group for the donation and Necrisha for taking on board one of our beneficiaries’ and to thank her for taking her time from her busy schedule to spend the day with the girls .This will definitely make a huge and significant difference in the lives of the girls.
Education is what brings a community, or rather a country forward, and for the current situation in Zimbabwe.  Necrisha has been a part of the solution and we all can be a part of that solution by donating towards Tariro’s cause.