Educating nations, a child at a time
  • Welcome to FACEZ



    The FACEZ VISION is to build a powerful local based education fund that assists marginalized and under priviledged children attain a brighter future through access education and holistic support.


    Our MISSION is to provide marginalized children with an equal and fair opportunity to access and benefit from education.


    Our AIM is to better the communities we serve by reducing the number of school drop-outs and equipping beneficiary families with livelihood skills for sustainable income generation..

  • Fund a child



    We welcome once off donations as well as long term sponsorship and partners who wish to see a children through their primary and/or secondary and tertiary education




    Become a Sponsor


  • Facez Core Business





    1. ACCESS TO EDUCATION


    2. CHILD DEVELOPMENT


    3. EDUCATION TOOLS SUPPORT


    4. EXPOSURE


    5. GUARDIAN EMPOWERMENT (G.E)


    6. GROWTH

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    THE GUARDIANS need to talk about loss and grief too.

    So they had their own sessions separate from the children where they learned

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    School Holidays are no holidays

    While the kids take a much needed break our office goes into top gear preparing for reporting and accountability as well as activities for the next term. 


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    Balancing Passion and Professionalism for true Development

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  • Feedback

    Please contact us with any messages comments questions or feedback

    Contacts

    Admin Office
    3rd Floor Kingstons House,
    Cnr L Takawira and K Nkurumah
    Harare
    (Hpmi church offices)


    Telephone
    +263 774 599 965
    (also available on Whatsapp)

    E-mail 
    info@facez.co.zw


  • Sign up to Volunteer

    Please download the volunteer form below; Fill it out and send it to:

    volunteer@facez.co.zw












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    "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela
  • FACEZ Partners


    FACEZ PARTNERSHIPS

    Afriasia Kingdom Zimbabwe Ltd
    Star Fm
    Altfin Insurance – Health
    LEGACY international School
    4D marketing
    Devere Group
    Aquirium Trading Pvt Ltd (Gweru based)
    His Presence Ministries International church
    Peterhouse incorporated (UK based)
    Specsavers Opticans Zimbabwe
    Indique Hair
    Team Xtreme team-building and coaching company



    FUNDING

    FACEZ receives its financial support from youth based locally and abroad as well as local companies who have realised the importance of adding education to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portfolios.

    In 2012 FACEZ sponsored 16 children at Chizungu Primary School with school fees for the third term.

    In 2013 FACEZ sponsored fees for the entire year for 39 children at Chizungu Primary school, 16 children in Melford Farm through MEST Foundation at Chiweshe Primary School and Nehanda Primary School, 10 children at Mawunga Primary School in Ascot, Gweru and 9 different children from various independant referrals and ‘walk in’ cases.

    The approximate value of the sponsorship provided in 2013 for the 75 children was $4505.

    This year FACEZ has targeted to sponsor 90 children (from the same above mentioned schools and locations) and will raise funds to the minimum budget of $6750.


    Our focus in is two pronged:

    • 1. As stated in objective number 4 – FACEZ exisits to nuture local philanthropy and cause more Zimbaweans to relaise that they have and must use their capacity to help the less fortunate in our nation thereby complementing and sustaining the valiant work of international aid orgnisations.

    • 2. We also look forward to receiving or ganisational funding which will build capacity for the Education Fund and allow us to raise more funds through local giving as well as holistically reach more children.
  • Overview

    Our Objectives


    To provide tuition and levy fees support for our beneficiaries.
    To provide consistent mentorship to our beneficiaries.
    To improve the well being and academic functioning of our children.
    To facilitate business and vocational skills training for unemployed family members of our beneficiaries.
    To provide a clear avenue through which any Zimbabwean can contribute towards our beneficiaries.


    FACEZ CORE BUSINESS


    Access To Education
    Child Development
    Education Tools Support
    Exposure
    Guardian Empowerment (G.E)

    Growth



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  • How It Works

    Through your contribution we are able to:

    • Identify, assess and select a child in one of our work areas; Epworth or Melford farm Goromonzi. (For more info on the Identification and selection process kindly inbox us) Please note we are able to assist children in areas outside of our work areas if a sponsor so desires.

    • Pay tuition fees

    • Mentor and counsel the child with fun interactive sessions periodically

    • Provide activities that give exposure and broaden their horizons. (for info on how you can get involved by volunteering in these activities contact us here

    • Monitor and record the progress and performance of the child, reporting periodically to you.

    • Engage the children's guardians in activities that will equip them to take care of the family in the future, thus ensuring the sustainability of your efforts. for more info on these activities read on our Guardian Empowerment Program

    • Facilitate a fun filled Open Day for sponsors and children to interact and share.



    Methods of payment


      1. Pay directly at our offices located at: 3rd floor Kingstons House Corner L. Takawira and K Nkurumah Harare

      2. Make a deposit in the FACEZ bank account Name: FACEZ education fund Bank: Kingdom Bank Acc #: 4735 2843 Branch: Borrowdale Swift: KFISZWHA

      3. Send via Western Union, MoneyGram or Eco-cash
        
        
        
             
        
        
             
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

    Where does the money go?

    We have created a transparent payment structure detailed in the sponsor sign up section. FACEZ board members conduct interviews of children and their families at the beginning of each year to determine which children have the greatest need. Once FACEZ receives the funds, based on your preferred type of sponsorship the money is transferred directly to the school account for the student(s) tuition fees.
    To get involved in volunteering your time and or skill sign up here
    To donate in the form of goods (old or new) or any other contributions contact us here



    Our accountability

    Each donation receives a cash receipt or online acknowledgement accordingly. Proof of payments of tuition fees to the school account are scanned and emailed to each individual sponsor upon completion of the tuition payment. Each sponsor will fill out a preference form with details of their preferred involvement and communication levels with FACEZ. this will provide the guideline through which FACEZ will report on all other important developments and activities including the other needs of a child, progress report cards, interaction opportunities, volunteering and mentorship opportunities and all other activities.


  • Types of Sponsorship


    ONCE OFF
    • A once of donation towards one specific child

    • A once of donation to be distributed among as many children as possible (minimum donation per child is one year’s tuition)



    MID TERM
    • A mid -term commitment of a flat amount per year towards one specific child

    • A mid-term commitment of a flat amount to be distributed among as many children as possible (minimum donation per child is one year’s tuition)



    LONG TERM
    • A long term commitment to take one specific child through their whole primary education

    • A long term commitment of a flat amount per year towards more than one child



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  • Programs

    1. ACCESS TO EDUCATIONthrough financial assistance. We believe that every child deserves education regardless of the financial situation of their family, their current academic performance, their race or religion or their birthplace or ethnicity. Therefore although we do conduct thorough interviews for beneficiaries our selection criteria remains largely focused on NEED. “Education is the basic right of all children; not the privilege of the few” - Ban Ki-Moon


    2. CHILD DEVELOPMENTand psychosocial support through mentorship programs. Our mentorship program and life skills training focuses on addressing the various systems that feed into and affect the individual; including social, spiritual, physical, physiological and academic factors. This mentorship involves learning through fun and interaction, professional Christian counselling and regular check-ups. It also includes regular mentorship of our children’s’ guardians who are the custodians and biggest influencers of our children. It is said that “Education alone does not guarantee success” we therefore strive to add holistic value to give our children a successful education experience.


    3. EDUCATION TOOLS SUPPORT there is nothing more demoralising and retrogressive than being in school without having what you need to ‘be in school’. Our children lack many things from books and stationery to school socks, winter uniforms and book bags.Packed lunch is a privilege while things like coloured pens and crayons are other-worldly. We wish to change such conditions and give our children every tool they need to enjoy and succeed in their education journey.


    4. EXPOSURE through interactive and stimulating activities including CAREER and TECHINCAL skills exposure and FEILD TRIPS to companies, corporations, factories and cultural centres which will cause an entire shift in the perspective, dreams, aspirations and self belief within our children. FACEZ is also creating opportunities for INTERACTION WITH HIGH PROFILE INDIVIDUALS and societies role models. This is to encourage, uplift and inspire our children through success stories and testimonies; instilling in them the belief that they too can achieve greatness. We desire to see the children we care for do far better and beyond that of the ‘privileged’ peers of their generation. We aim to see each of their lives becoming a testimony and motivation to those following behind them.


    5. GUARDIAN EMPOWERMENT (G.E) through skills transference programs. We acknowledge that death, disease or disability is not always the cause for guardians’ failure to provide for the children left under their care. Our G.E. programs aim to combat joblessness and/or create other streams of revenue for struggling families by equipping able bodied, suitably aged guardians and/or older siblings of our beneficiaries with a skill they can use to generate an income. This is done through partners who provide relevant training, induction information and where possible small scale project financing advice in areas like poultry, piggery and horticulture among others. Where we support one child we must accept that there is often an entire family in need of things we cannot afford to continuously give and give. We therefore aim to give each family the opportunity to reach a point where they can afford for themselves that which they need and then eventually grow support other families too.


    6. GROWTH through corporate partnerships and institutional capacity building. We provide the channel through which companies can administer assistive educational scholarships that will take children through entire educations, transforming their lives and brightening the future of Zimbabwe. We aim to be active across the nation in the next five years and therefore aim to increase our organization in size, capacity, professionalism and geographic presence. We exist to aid and compliment the efforts of the government and other similar organisations towards the fulfilment of MDG ‘basic education for all’.We believe that such a goal can only be met when every individual, family, group, company and community consciously works together accomplish the goal.

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  • Executives & Board Members

    KEY EXECUTIVES
    Lisa Chiriseri (Founder Chairperson, FACEZ): Hons. Degree International Business, Diploma in Pastoral Ministry (TYWLI), Diploma in Systemic Counselling student (Connect Counselling Institute), 4 years experience in community work and volunteer management, Founder of Street Exit Strategies (since2009)-a rehabilitation organisation working with people living and working on the street, experienced in private CSI partnership formation and management, Founder of Girls Monthly Meet (since April 2012) a young women’s personal development program with over 160 members to date.
    Rumbidzai Manzou (Co- Founder, Vice Chairperson, FACEZ): Master of Public Health, Experience in Government, NGO Bodies and now currently working in Community Health Research, specialising in infectious disease with plans to start PHD in Clinical Epidemiology in Sept 2013. +263 774 599 965 +263 778 844 133.

    BOARD MEMBERS

    Retired General Brigadier GPS Mutasa (Transform Your World Leadership Institute Principal), Hons bachelor of Arts in Nursing, Diploma in nursing administration among other nursing qualifications from 1968 onwards, qualifications in professional counselling and family therapy training 1986 to 2006, many year work experience with the Zimbabwe Army Medical Corps, various consulting experience in medical and social fields, Director at Zimbabwe Defence Forces Health Service 2005-date.
    Mrs Thembile Moyo(General Manager Altfin Insurance Health) current. Inviolata Dumbutshena (Associate at the Corporate Counsel) and currently a member of the Young ICCA. holds a Masters in Commercial (LLM) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree (University of Fort Hare, South Africa), a Postgraduate Diploma in Australian Law (University of Technology Sydney, Australia), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (College of Law Sydney, Australia). As well as being registered to practise law in Zimbabwe, Inviolata is also registered to practise in New South Wales, Australia.. This has increased her exposure to the International practice of arbitration as Young ICCA functions under the patronage of the International Commercial Arbitration Council.She is an entrepreneur and a Director in Evalesco Investments (Private) Limited.
    Mr Z Moyo (Director 4D Marketing consultants) A marketing specialist by profession, educated in SA (Undergraduate) and the UK (postgraduate & masters). Recently moved back to Zimbabwe to explore the development of his industry on the ground. He has worked at numerous companies including the Platinum Group (SA), Musiwa Trading (SA), P&G (UK), has recently developed his own marketing agency and is venturing into the energy sector within Zimbabwe.
    Fadzai Masiyazi: (PriceWaterhouseCoopers People and Change Consultant) BSc Accounting, Graduate Diploma Human Resources Management, MA Communications, Recruitment associate at CV people Africa, 4 yrs in Human Resources, International tennis player 1998-2008.
    Tinaye Mombeshora: BA in International Relations, Executive Certificate in Project Management (student), Communications Intern at IRD (International Relief and Development), Rotary International sub member, Interest in Community Development, Chorister, 2 years experience in Marketing and events.
    Andrew Jubane Hons. Degree International Business (Cyberjava, Malaysia), Financial Consultant with deVere Group, Director in two other companies yet to roll out, Innovater and Entrepreneur. Christian.
    Respect Farai Mugodhi: BSc Hons. Social Work (UZ), Former Organising Secretary, National Association of Social Work Students, Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), 4 years Experience in Child Welfare, Wills Initiative 2011 (UNICEF-Zimbabwe)

  • About FACEZ

    ESTABLISHMENT


    FACEZ Education Fund was established in June 2012 and is registered under Street Exit Strategies Trust (SES) (founded by Miss Chiriseri in December 2009) (NOTARIAL DEED 644/2010). SES Trust is an organization which works to rehabilitate people living and working on the streets. The FACEZ Education Fund project was birthed by Miss Lisa Chiriseri as a measure to reduce the number of children resorting to a life on the streets due to economic hardship. She partnered with co-founder Miss Rumbidzai Manzou to establish the Education Fund. The FACEZ project was approved and registered with the ministry of education in 2012 and works with relevant government and community stakeholders to meet its goals. The Education Fund which begun with a pilot project sponsoring 16 children in Epworth in September 2012 has currently grown to provide long term sponsorship to over 95 children through local philanthropy. FACEZ assists children from economically challenged backgrounds with school fees and other educational related needs.




    Lisa Chiriseri


    Rumbidzai Manzou



    PROJECT BENEFITS


    • Increased access to education for children in the targeted areas (Millennium Development Goal #2)
    • Reduced dropout rate of children in the targeted schools
    • Increased the stability in the learning environment of the beneficiaries
    • Increased self knowledge, self esteem and confidence in the beneficiaries through mentorship and life skills coaching
    • Empowered families through guardians trained to generate sustainable income through entrepreneurship, life skills and vocational skills training


    VALUES


    Equality
    Stability
    Accountability
    Transparency
    Local giving and volunteerism
    Community Impact



    OBJECTIVES


    • To provide tuition and levy fees support for our beneficiaries.
    • To provide consistent mentorship to our beneficiaries.
    • To improve the well being and academic functioning of our children.
    • To facilitate business and vocational skills training for unemployed family members of our beneficiaries.
    • To provide a clear avenue through which any Zimbabwean can contribute towards our beneficiaries increasing local philanthropy.



  • About the Children

    DEMOGRAPHIC


    FACEZ generally supports children who fall within the following categories

    • Primary school going age at the time of engagement
    • Single parent or double parent Orphaned
    • In families affected by HIV and AIDS
    • With parents incapacitated by illness
    • School drop outs
    • Abandoned
    • Referred or corroborated by a credible source (welfare, school officials, district offices etc)


    GEOGRAPHY


    FACEZ currently assists children and their families in

    • Epworth, Harare
    • Ascot, Gweru
    • Melford Farm, Goromonzi

    Aside from Epworth which was selected by the founders as a starting location, our geographic expansion is based on the location preferences of our local corporate sponsorship partners who may sometimes choose to support children within the vicinity of their operations as part of their community development strategies for CSR.



    SELECTION PROCESS

    FACEZ aims to take the children as far as their academic performance will allow starting from their primary education which is a basic child right.

    Our selection criteria focuses mainly on the need of a child. We conduct one on one interviews with the child and with their guardians to assess the level of need taking into consideration number of dependants under one roof, existence of parents or foster parents, health and employment status of parents or guardian, health status of the child and family members, past payment records at the school and past attendance and academic performance record of the child among other factors.

    We verify our selections with various departments which take care of the welfare of children in each of our areas of operation including the District Education Office, District Administrator’s Office, the Local Board committees and Social Services department. This is done in an effort to identify the most deserving children, avoid duplication of beneficiaries in several different aid organisations and for accountability purposes.



  • About our partners

    Funding

    FACEZ receives its financial support from youth based locally and abroad as well as local companies who have realised the importance of adding education to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) portfolios. FACEZ accounts are audited periodically and are available upon request and approval from the administration office.


    • In 2012 the FACEZ pilot project sponsored 16 children at Chizungu Primary School with school fees for the third term to the value of $400 while having raised funds of over $800 to cover running, mentorship and open day costs.
    • In 2013 FACEZ sponsored fees for the entire year for 39 children at Chizungu Primary school, 16 children in Melford Farm through MEST Foundation at Chiweshe Primary School and Nehanda Primary School, 10 children at Mawunga Primary School in Ascot, Gweru and 9 different children from various independant referrals and ‘walk in’ cases. The approximate value of the sponsorship provided in 2013 for the 75 children was $4505 excluding the costs of running, mentorship and the open day which were raised separately through the founder, the board and specific institution support partners.
    • In this year (2014) FACEZ has targeted to sponsor 100 children (from the same above mentioned schools and locations) and will raise funds to the minimum budget of $6750 for tuition alone.

    Our focus in is two pronged

    1. LOCAL PHILANTHROPY
    As stated in objective number 4 – FACEZ exists to nurture local philanthropy and cause more Zimbabweans to realise that they have and must use their capacity to help the less fortunate in our nation thereby complementing and sustaining the great work of international aid organisations.


    2. INSTITUTIONAL GROWTH
    We also look forward to receiving organisational funding which will build capacity for the Education Fund. Having greater capacity will allow us to raise and sustain more local philanthropy and simultaneously reach more children without diluting our holistic, child and guardian focused support approach.




    LOCAL PHILANTHROPY PARTNERS

    Afriasia Kingdom Zimbabwe Ltd
    Star Fm
    Altfin Insurance – Health
    LEGACY international School
    4D marketing
    Devere Group
    Aquirium Trading Pvt Ltd (Gweru based)
    His Presence Ministries International church
    Peterhouse incorporated (UK based)
    Team Xtreme team-building and coaching company
    Specsavers Opticans Zimbabwe
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