PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Zara's Center is committed to providing the tools and resources necessary to help children succeed and become their own advocates. Zara's provides a wide variety of services for every child.

SCHOOL FEES PAYMENT
Payment of fees or facilitation of third party payment

 

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

Tutoring, computer instruction, internet access, reading clubs

 

MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTHCARE

Annual health check-ups, psycho-social support, spiritual enrichment activities, case management, quarterly home visits, oral hygiene, feminine care products

 

 

NUTRITIONALLY BALANCED HOME-COOKED MEALS

Breakfast before school, a hot meal after school and a hot meal each weekend day

 


LIFE SKILLS

Gardening & sewing

RECREATION

Supervised play, monthly birthday celebrations, periodic field days

ART PROGRAMS

Music, dance, beading instruction, visual arts, drama

"There are many things I like at Zara's. I like Zara's because we learn different things like computers, sewing, traditional dance, art, music, sports and library (reading). Sometimes we have parties on our birthdays."

            --Millicent, Age 10

"Zara's Center has become my home, when I’m at Zara I’m with my family."

            --Dumisoni, Age 16

"I love Zara because they love and care about me. I always enjoy myself every time." 

            --Bukhusi, Age 11

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)