To err is human and being thrown into prison does not mean that one loses their fundamental rights, so they say. Riding on this fact in life, Jedidiah Trust, in partnership with Sunny Yi Feng Tiles, has earmarked the 27th of November for a fundraising dinner for the incarcerated.
“We will have a fundraising dinner at the Galloway Park in Norton on 27 November 2020 to help the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) for them to have a successful rehabilitation and re-integration of inmates programme,” said Lovemore Chikwanda the Founder and Director of Jedidiah Trust.
The Jedidiah Trust focuses on providing education, psychosocial support, start-ups for those released from prison, and lobbying and advocacy for better policies.
It works with various stakeholders who are willing to partner the trust to bring hope to the inmates whose hope would have been dashed through incarceration.
“We are appealing for donations from corporates, donors, the UN family, and well-wishers so that our programme will be successful. We are looking for donations in the form of clothing, stationery for our students, milk formulas for babies in prison with their mothers, baby clothing, dry groceries, sewing machines, and 1 000 chicks to start a poultry project,” said Mr. Chikwanda.
Guest of Honour at the fundraising dinner will be Mr. Moses Chihobvu, the newly appointed Commissioner-General of the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS).
Popular musician, Sulumani Chimbetu, who is also the ZPCS Ambassador, will be joined by the Prisons Band to entertain delegates during the fundraising dinner.
“There are lots of prizes to be won on the day. Single tickets for attending the gala cost US$20 for individuals and US$30 for couples. This is a not-to-be-missed dinner since there will be a cocktail of entertainment ranging from music to dance,” said Mrs. Gertrude Mandizvidza, the Chairperson of Jedidiah Trust.