Family expansion

Family expansion

I got the hang of it! I can communicate in some Shona now and that makes life way easier. When children happily shout murungu* at me, I surprise them with Seke mutema!*. I feel fortunate: I can make someone’s day by just saying ‘hi’ and I can even deprive them of...
Identity and crisis

Identity and crisis

Buying money With a friend I plan to go to Harare. We own 1 buck, so first we visit some acquaintances to buy money from them: we receive 2 dollar and will pay them 3 dollar back later. There is a cash crisis in Zimbabwe: people are queuing for hours to get a little...
On my way with the King of Kings

On my way with the King of Kings

For breakfast I stroll to the mango tree in front of my house. With a stone I knock off a ripe mango off the tree.  I don’t bother peeling the mango anymore, the locals taught me this. I think I will extend my stay in Zimbabwe to be able to enjoy the avocados and...
Africa: green and wet

Africa: green and wet

It’s night, everybody tries to sleep. Except for the two small girls next to me. They can’t stop playing some game on the computer screen in front of them. At three o’clock in the morning a warm meal is served which fills the plane with the smell of beef. Then I...
Exited for Zim

Exited for Zim

It doesn’t quite fit in the row of professionals representing Dutch institutions. But as soon as Job starts talking, I feel this internship is the one I will choose! Early September we are gathered with students and professionals in a classroom at the University...
Saskia in Zimbabwe

Saskia in Zimbabwe

There she goes! Saskia Sybrandi. Young, intelligent and enthusiastic. A student Preventive Child Care & Pedagogy at the University of Amsterdam. She will be a part of team in Zimbabwe for the next two months. About her, unquestionably totally amazing experiences...

For some inspiration comes abundantly. We ran into one such composer who gave us beautiful insights into the musical mind, its traditional relevance to people and also how in Shona the name Imba also means “to sing”. I​n light of this very recent discovery we thought it was coincidental that we were also moving into a much deeper cycle of musical programming as part of our new arts objectives.

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We are running a holistic programme of arts and creative classes that include painting, drawing, portraiture, poetry and writing.

 

Art is an amazing tool for children’s personal and professional development.

 

​It increases social participation and can aid in the connectivity of children that find it challenging to socialize freely with their peers.

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IMBA Nuggets

  We are proud of the impact and reach that our sports programme has. Hundreds of kids attend weekly and voluntary coaches dedicate entire afternoons to imparting sports skills. The culminating result of all this is our flagship IMBA Nuggets Team which has...
Anke Chipo

Anke Chipo

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Job van der Zon

Job van der Zon

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Sandra Acket

Sandra Acket

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Poverty is recognized as a major contributing factor to the plight of some of society’s most vulnerable children, and that’s why economic empowerment is a central concern to us. O​ne of our founding visions is to foster economic mobility for the communities supporting children we work with.

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New partnerships

Our projects seek to travel the extra miles to ensure long term settlement enabling development of every young person’s full potential. Through new partnerships that we are exploring concurrently, we will be widening our scope of activity to get grassroots motion on...
Sustainability

Sustainability

In addition to providing hands on training opportunities for participants in our community based child care programmes, our vegetable produce, meat, eggs, grinding mill service, crafts and sculpture sales have successfully earned us vital financial resources to...
Sports, Arts & Music

Sports, Arts & Music

Our sports, arts and music (SAM) programme at IMBA has come a long way since those first day and is now Chitungwiza famous. Hundreds of kids enthusiastically attend weekly and voluntary coaches dedicate entire afternoons to imparting individual and group development...
Nourish & nurture!

Nourish & nurture!

If you feel you would like to support the work that we do through making an online donation then we would be delighted! Any donation, big or small, really does make a difference and will go directly to the work of IMBA. You will improve, enable, help, assist and...
Integrated

Integrated

At IMBA we firmly believe that to have a positive impact on the lives of children, we need to focus on all aspects of a child’s life. Therefore we approach our development programmes in an integrated way. We focus on the material, as well as the psychological welfare...

In order to firmly overcome our funding requirements we have seen it fit to embark on a commercialized path that utilizes smart partnerships with entrepreneurs, artists and the public’s propensity to consume on a daily basis

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Vital financial resources

Vital financial resources

In addition to providing hands-on training opportunities for participants in our self help programmes , our vegetable produce, meat, eggs, grinding mill service, crafts and sculpture sales have successfully earned us vital financial resources to continue operating our...
Community involvement

Community involvement

A child grows and develops not in a vacuum but as part of a family, a community, a culture and a nation. The knowledge, attitudes, practices and skills of primary caregivers and families and the resources available to them are of utmost importance to children.Our...

We aim to contribute towards the creation of a brighter future for children in the developing world and empower them all to reach their full potential.

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