Zimbabwe

Bringing Hope To Zimbabwe: Medical Container Ships

By |2020-05-13T14:28:09+00:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” Desmond Tutu  It’s MATTER’s privilege to partner with individuals and organizations to bring the bright light of hope to families and communities throughout our world. During these dark days of fear and uncertainty, sickness and death, that light is needed now more than ever.   In the capital [...]

YOU MATTER…And Can Change The World!

By |2019-12-12T15:21:29+00:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |

YOU MATTER.  Two simple words that come together to form a powerful statement. At MATTER, this is not a mere tagline. It’s the guiding principle by which we work with and serve others. When people believe they matter and believe others matter too, amazing things happen!   There is no better example of this than that of our dear [...]

Victoria Falls Hospital’s Nutrition Garden: Giving Thanks for the Harvest!

By |2019-11-26T18:24:05+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , , |

Here in the Midwest the growing season is definitely over. The fields have been harvested and are now sitting barren and brown, waiting for the cover of snow to blanket them until spring. But it’s another story entirely in Zimbabwe. With temperatures in the 90’s and humidity at 90%, their growing season is in full swing.  There's [...]

MATTER Innovation Hub: Sponsor A Student, Fulfill A Dream

By |2019-11-13T17:30:10+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

It’s every teacher’s dream for their students to come to class happy to be there and eager to learn. For Aubrey Chiwandura, the facilitator for the first MATTER Innovation Hub (MIH) Program in Zimbabwe, that’s his experience almost every day. And he loves it. “They come running with smiles on their faces because they love [...]

Pioneering A New Approach To Education: Aubrey Chiwundura

By |2019-08-14T16:27:59+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Education, Innovation Hub, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“I hope that everything they do here helps their future to be brighter, not only on the educational side but even in life, because the creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which are all promoted by the MATTER Innovation Hub, also apply even in life.” Sharing his hopes for the 260 students he works with [...]

First MATTER Innovation Hub in Africa Unveiled in Zimbabwe

By |2019-08-02T11:42:58+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education, Innovation Hub, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

July 17 was a momentous day at the Victoria Falls Primary School in Zimbabwe. Students and staff lined up in neat rows in the school's courtyard awaiting the arrival of Zimbabwe’s First Lady. As dignitaries and distinguished guests began to arrive and the media set up their cameras, the air was thick with anticipation. The [...]

Zimbabwe Nutrition Garden Yields Health

By |2019-04-24T10:11:46+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

On the grounds of the Victoria Falls Hospital, under the heat of the intense Zimbabwe sun gathered a small group of people from the hospital, the community and MATTER. After surveying a strip of land adjacent to the hospital’s back parking lot, it was declared "the perfect spot". The area, neglected and overgrown with weeds, [...]

Planting Seeds to Grow Health in Zimbabwe

By |2020-03-06T13:34:32+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Companies That Matter, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: |

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."  - Hippocrates MATTER has begun an exciting, multi-faceted project in the small, rural town of Lukosi in western Zimbabwe. The Lukosi Maternity Hospital serves a population of nearly 10,000 people and facilitates about 50 births per month. But with only 26 beds and sparse, outdated equipment, it struggles to meet the very [...]

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