Who are The TeamCaro Foundation I hear you ask? And what do they have to do with Friends of Pakati? All will be revealed below…
Following the live facebook event https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/04/11/full-video-of-facebook-interview/ we have been gaining support from a number of people, including someone from our recent post https://friendsofpakati.com/2021/06/01/meet-our-first-regular-donor-sharlom-chaitika/
Now, also from that same facebook event, we are so delighted to welcome The TeamCaro Foundation on board! After a few discussions between Caroline (one of the founders) and myself, an agreement was reached to help us continue our project online for the forseeable future.
The TeamCaro Foundation receives Lottery Funds, and as long as that continues, they will donate money to us for the express purpose of keeping the website going. These first years, I have paid for the website out of my own money. This year it will cost £240.00. The TeamCaro Foundation have already put that amount into the bank account I use for our donations. This is due to be paid in mid-June, so it is a very timely gift for us!
Here is what they are all about:
💕 Hello Friend, The TeamCaro Foundation at your service.
📌 When The TeamCaro Foundation started our main focus was supporting women diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but now our Team has expanded and we now support any type of cancer.
* Our Purpose is to:
• Support you and your family during this challenging journey.
• Ensure that you and your family understand the disease. Equip you with the correct information on services you can access and benefits you are eligible for.
• Give you a chance to explore your feelings in a safe space where you’ll not be judged nor rushed.
• Give you a shoulder to lean on so you are not alone.
• Provide practical help such as companionship, shopping, light domestic work etc, to make life manageable for families during the cancer journey.
💖💙 We would like to encourage you to get in touch with our Team if you have any inquiries or need our help.
Who are The TeamCaro? What else can they say about themselves? Here is more…
Caroline Zimano, the founder of The TeamCaro Foundation. In 2015, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a 2 year journey with treatment. During this time she experienced high levels of support but came across many that did not have support at all.
By the end of her treatment, she decided she needed to give back to the community by supporting families affected by a cancer diagnosis.
She was joined by Sharon Paul and Lynn Kanyowa-Ndhlovu who shared her vision and passion and they have never looked back.
Caroline, Sharon and Lynn are passionate about supporting charities that support children to gain a better education because from there, they can raise awareness of cancer and other issues that impact on society and that is why they are supporting Friends of Pakati (FoP). We would like to see community leaders born out of FoP and celebrate many achievements as a result of their sibling efforts.
You might ask what is this to do with us? Well, from the excerpt in bold above, it is clear that educational development is very important to them. The TeamCaro Foundation supports charities based and/or working in Caroline’s home country of Zimbabwe, including children of people with Cancer, and/or orphans whose parent(s) have died from Cancer. The reason some students cannot afford school fees or uniforms might be due to Cancer deaths in the family, so it may well be true of some Pakati students also.
We at Friends of Pakati want to raise enough money not just for IT equipment or to install the internet, but also for selected students who may not otherwise go to school – scholarships if you will.
This gift is a real bonus for Friends of Pakati, giving us an unexpected but most welcome lift. So from all of us here, we say a huge THANK YOU/TATENDA!! to The TeamCaro Foundation for their support. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship together.👏👏👏👏
Sharon & Lynn
Here are the key links for The TeamCaro Foundation
Sharon & Caroline
I am delighted to let people know a little more about how Friends of Pakati might work together with The TeamCaro Foundation. They are proposing a collective approach by UK based charities who provide a variety of support ‘on the ground’ in Zimbabwe.
The talk is of a consortium of smaller organisations (like ourselves) in order to have a single, larger, more effective voice, when talking to the powers that be about ways to help smooth the processes of delivering the support we want to provide.
To further this aim, Friends of Pakati have been invited to an event, just outsude London, where such charities are getting together to discuss their organisations, and the Author has accepted an offer to speak briefly to those present. It offers an opprtunity to network, spread the word, gain new followers and maybe fundraise too by selling merchandise. I will give more information on this before and after the event.