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St. Augustine's Orphanage

Background

The C.Z.R. Sisters at St. Augustine's Mission established R. G. Mugabe Orphanage in 1984.  It was officially opened by his Excellency the President, R. G. Mugabe, on the 30th of September 1989 and the foundation stone was laid down by the late First Lady Sally Mugabe on the 24th of September 1988.

The idea of having an orphanage came up when the sisters were invited to parliament after independence.  They were offered a well-equipped shop or a house where elderly sisters would go after retirement.  But after some discussions the sisters thought of an orphanage where they could keep orphans whose parents had perished in the liberation war.  This was accepted on the 8th of September 1984.

Eight children were transferred from Old Mutare orphanage to R. G. Mugabe Home.

Mrs. Hoflin, Mr. Edgar Tekere, Mr. Dydimus Mutasa, and the late Dr. Herbert Ushewokunze later sourced funds and built a house for the children and they also donated a commuter omnibus for use at the home.  

In 1993, the United States ambassador visited the home and donated funds to build a kitchen.  

Mother Isabel C.Z.R. is the overall head of the home.  Sister Hilda Raphael was the first matron and the current matron is Sister Elizabeth C.Z.R.

The home is registered to care for 40 children.  Three of them are attending secondary school, four are attending Creche and the rest are in primary school.

For more information contact

Sister Elizabeth C.Z.R.

The Matron St. Augustine's Orphanage

P.O. Penhalonga

Penhalonga

Tel.:  020-22217/22498

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