Pictured Above: Mrs. Grace Farag with Byron and Rutendo

 


Our Story

The Zimbabwe Orphanage Project was started by Dr. and Mrs. Saleem Farag in
1999. The program was licensed by the Department of Social Welfare in 2000.
Today there are over 60 children in our home and our nursery for babies and
children under 5 years old has just received the first two abandoned
infants. Our Policy is to build gradually and implement each project only as
funds are available.

 

The Orphan Generation

In Zimbabwe alone there are over a million orphans from AIDS. A generation of children growing up without their parents, leaving aged grandparents to try and support 10 or more grandchildren. Many times there are no surviving relatives and that is why Newstart Children’s Home was born. 

No community is immune to the ravages of AIDS, no village free from its devastating effects. As members of the world community we are not exempt from the responsibilities this human tragedy brings. Spiritually, emotionally, physically, and medically it is one of the deadliest diseases, if not the deadliest, ever to strike the human race. 

We must see that the story of AIDS is not about epidemiology, economics, or statistics. Rather, it is the story of guilt, pain, fear and neglect. In Africa the extended family has always been strong and has provided for orphan children. Now however, due to the magnitude of the epidemic there is no extended family to provide care.

These orphaned children did not ask to be brought into the world only to he completely abandoned, with nowhere to go and no one to turn to.

We must be their family.

We can give them a chance, a home, and education and the emotional stability to grow up to become leaders in society.

That is our goal.

 
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