Sister Mercy Mutyambizinof Shungu Dzevana Trust
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Shungu DzeVana TrustBackground

Shungu Dzevana Trust Children’s Home is a private voluntary organisation that was found single headedly by Reverend Sister Mercy A. T. Mutyambizi (Pictured) in April of 1992, having been approached by 3 children living on the street who needed food and shelter from her because she was a nun. 

Sister Mercy Mutyambizi is the current National Director of the organisation and she is ably assisted by a 10-member Board of Trustees chaired by Reverend Father Douglas Anesu Manyere (SJ).

Shungu Dzevana is a Shona phrase that means “passionate concern for children”. Shungu Dzevana Trust was founded in April 1992 and was registered as a Welfare Organisation on the 29th of September 2000; Registration Number: PVO 3/2000.

We are also registered with the City Health Department under the Private Voluntary Act and officially   opened by Right Reverend Patrick Mutume on 9 December 2001. The children’s home is a member of the Archdiocese of Harare Catholic Children’s Homes.

Giving children a chance in life so that they may be able to take full control of their lives

To create imaginative and creative ways of caring for orphaned and vulnerable children and reintegrating them with the communities through identification for foster families and adoptive parents

  • God-fearing
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Self-reliance
  • Empathy
  • Discipline
  • Building synergies
SHungu Dzevana Village

Our aim when we started in 1992 up to 2002 was to cater for children in the streets. Offering rehabilitation services, education, skills training and connecting them with foster parents in a bid to normalise their lives.

Appreciating the work that we were doing, the department of Social Welfare requested us to open a Children’s Home because of the increasing number of cases for children being dumped and abandoned in the streets.

We knew it was always going to be difficult task to pull together resources for the new venture. We started taking in children referred from the social welfare department.

Objectives of Shungu Dzevana

  1. To establish a normal life for the vulnerable and orphaned children 
  2. To give children who are institutionalised as close to a home environment as possible.
  3. To assist with educational needs for the children for all the children under our care to the highest level of education one can reach.
  4. To establish fully fledged training courses in technical and vocational skills. 
  5. To provide foster families with basic needs for their survival. 

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