As part of corporate social responsibility, Zimpapers spent 2020 looking for opportunities to help the vulnerable societies throughout the country. Millions of dollars were either raised or donated by the Zimpapers group to various organisations and individuals across the country in support of educational, media, Covid-19 and cancer projects. Below is a summary of the initiatives.
1.Chikukwa School Reconstruction
Zimpapers successfully rolled out the first phase of the Zimpapers Educational Support Programme; starting off with 10 beneficiaries drawn from Chikukwa Primary School. Ten children were selected by the parent-teacher community for this first phase of the project.
School fees for the 10 learners for the year 2020 were paid in full and they were all given a set of school uniforms (uniform; jersey, school shoes and socks.)
A total of 2200 exercise books from the Commercial Printing Division (Typocrafters) were handed out to the school.
Sanitary wear was also distributed for the female learners; (300 packets)
- Zimpapers purchased furniture for the classroom block comprising of single desk and chair sets (to enable social distancing for learners) and a 4in1 printer.
- SCHOOLS Covid-19 SUPPORT
Zimpapers distributed sanitisers, masks and thermometers to schools as a way of helping with their management of Covid-19. Five schools benefited under this programme:
- John Tallach High school (Mat North)
- Mukai High School ( Harare)
- Chinhoyi High School (Mash West)
- Vumba Primary School (Masvingo)
- Chikukwa Primary School (Chimanimani/Manicaland)
- The Zimpapers group donated towards the treatment of Takunda Chirenje, a 16-year-old boy who needed to undergo a surgical therapy at Karanda Hospital. Takunda is a mentally unstable child whose leg fractured in a road accident, leading to him failing to walk. The child comes from an underprivileged family and had been failing to secure funds for treatment since 2019.
- Zimpapers donated second hand office furniture to the National Disabled Persons Empowerment Trust for them to set up an office in preparation to launch “The National Disability Agenda-Platform for Action” on May 1.
*The group also handed over $1,200,000 raised through the Zimpapers Cancer Power Walk to Island Hospice and Health Care.