Zara's Center is supported by the PG Family Foundation. The Foundation was officially incorporated as The Jonathan Plutzik and Lesley Goldwasser Family Foundation in the State of NY. The Foundation is a designated charitable entity as described in U.S. Tax Code Section 501(c)(3). The Center is registered as a Charitable Trust in Zimbabwe.  Registered as "Zara's Centre Trust" (Registered Trust: MA137/2007)

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

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.

RESOURCE SHARING

WATER

The Center has one of the only boreholes in the area and provides water to community members during shortages.

ELECTRICITY

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.

ENRICHMENT

LIBRARY

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.

OUTREACH

BOOSTING SPIRITS

Zara's kids regularly make efforts to uplift community members. For example, our marimba band performs at local homes for the elderly.

GUIDANCE

Executive Director, Gibson Connick, regularly meets with caregivers to discuss ways to improve the children's live.He provides guidance on wide-ranging topics, including school registration, birth  certificate acquisition, and basic hygiene.

Zara's marimba band performs at the Edith Duly Nursing Home in Bulawayo.