Zara's Center has positive relationships within the local community. Community members regularly volunteer their time and donate items for the children. The Center invests in the wider community through resource sharing, outreach, and enrichment activities.
- The Center has one of the only boreholes in the area and provides water to community members during shortages.
- Zara's has the only generator in the area, providing electricity during blackouts.
- Tree Planting
- Zara's Center is committed to making the community more beautiful and plants trees in and around the grounds each quarter.
- Community members have access to Zara's extensive library with over 1500 titles and may check out books if they wish. The library also has all current public school textbooks and a copier with which to make copies to take home.
- Internet Access
- The Center offers the only internet and computer access in the area.
- Sharing Space
- Zara's Center has shared its space with local community members in the past. Currently, a local teacher is using our space to prepare some of his students for their O levels. The school where he taught suddenly closed, leaving him with no way to finish preparing his students. The Center was happy to help.
- Boosting Spirits
- Zara's kids regularly make efforts to uplift community members. For example, our marimba band performs at local homes for the elderly.
- Executive Director, Gibson Connick, regularly meets with caregivers to discuss ways to improve the children's lives.
- He provides guidance on wide-ranging topics, including school registration, birth certificate acquisition, and basic hygiene.