The EMM Foundation recognizes that children need access to education, in a safe and enabling environment to help them to realize their dreams. We strive to provide educational opportunities to underprivileged children, provide mentorship and to promote self-sustenance within households.
The Foundation seeks to provide opportunities to the underprivileged children and to empower marginalized women through small enterprises and sustainable community development initiatives.
Our work is currently limited to Masvingo province where, livelihoods are generally derived from subsistence farming. Sporadic rains in the region often leads to poor yields and leaves many families unable to feed their children. The province, like the rest of Zimbabwe, has over the years experienced its own share of economic challenges which has made it difficult for families to provide the barest minimum for their children to attend school. The HIV pandemic has also been sweeping through the area leaving many children orphaned. Poor nutrition, basically inadequate learning materials and proper clothing are some of the major factors that affect children’s attendance in school. Some children are pushed into early marriages and child labour in the hope to make ends meet.
To enhance the quality of life of people in our communities, especially women and girls by eliminating barriers to education and to afford them the dignity of income by providing opportunities and tools to earn a living.
A world where everyone, has equal access to education, representation in decision making processes and opportunities to participate in shaping their own future.
We are committed to our ethical and moral values. As well as to performing our work with the greatest responsibility and accountability.
We endeavor to treat all people, culture and community (stakeholders) with dignity and respect, in all situations no matter what differences may exist in our dealings or life.
We promise to expect, accept, and create change to meet the need sof our community. To continuously improve and be the change that we want to see.
We strive to utilize the unique richness inherent in differences of all people, cultures and experiences.
We are committed to giving each person who joins our community a voice and opportunity to shape the future of EMM as much as we can, in line with our values and our shared vision.
We aim to work hard but also play hard, staying positive, and celebrating our small successes at every step in our growth. We aim to make our organization a joyful place to be.