Harare – On Friday 20th July, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) staff and United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) cleaned Harare Children’s Home, Harare in commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day 2012.
The clean-up campaign saw the team of three UNIC staff – Tafadzwa Mwale, Tryphine Vambe, Teddy Jumbe and 40 UNV’s clean up the dining room, kitchen and the gardens. The team of UNVs included Moses Takawira UNV Country Operations, and Johan Atzinger, an international volunteer and UNV programme officer, staff from Childline, Connect, University of Zimbabwe’s Department of Social Work and other organizations.
Speaking at the conclusion of the cleanup, UNIC Harare Officer in Charge Tafadzwa Mwale thanked the volunteers for responding to the United Nation’s call to spend 67 minutes performing community service in honour of Nelson Mandela.
Situated in Eastlea, Harare Children’s Home takes care of abandoned and orphaned children brought to them through the Department of Social welfare. Currently there are 93 children in the home with the youngest being 6 months old and the oldest over 20 years.