In Mbare, the first township established in Harare, Zimbabwe, access to early education is a critical component to the promotion of healthy development in orphaned and vulnerable children. Poverty and the persistent challenges that come with food insecurity prevent many children from attending school.
PILAglobal has partnered with locally-based NGO, I AM Zimbabwe Trust, to build Nest Zimbabwe, a beautiful early learning space for 3–5-year-old children. Located at the I AM Mbare School for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Nest Zimbabwe is equipped with engaging materials that spark a sense of curiosity, enchantment, and wonder. The children, who are served two meals a day, delight in learning about themselves and the world around them through the serious business of play.