The Shine African Children's Trust
Shine African Childrens' Trust was set up to establish and run a children's
home in Zimbabwe.
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Shine African Childrens' Trust will work with local associations to identify and care for
orphaned children who have no visible means of support.
Many of these children will be victims of the scourge of HIV AIDS that is
taking a terrible toll throughout much of Africa.
Most of those infected are in the middle-age range, leaving behind
them children and grandparents.
According to UNICEF, Zimbabwe now has the highest number of orphan
children in the world, in proportion to its population, most of them as a
result of parents dying from AIDS.
We want the Shine African Childrens' Trust home to become an integral part
of the local community. As far as possible, we will make our play and
educational facilities available to children in the surrounding area. And we will encourage the staff and
children in our home to contribute to and participate in the life and
welfare of the local community.
Shine African Children's Trust is named after its founder, Mazzy Shine. Mazzy has worked as a paediatric nurse for many years in the UK, most recently at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Her connections with Zimbabwe go back to the early 1900s, when her grandfather, Arthur Shearly Cripps Arthur Shearly Cripps, an Anglican priest and poet, went to Southern Rhodesia (as Zimbabwe was known then) to become a missionary.
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Shine African Children's Trust is a UK Registered Charity
The Shine African Children’s Trust (SACT) was registered as a UK charity in November 2007. (UK Registered Charity No. 1121650)