Postal Address: Zimele, c/o The Edmund Rice Foundation, PO Box 819 Parkville Vic 3052 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 8359 0115
Email: Tom Purcell firstname.lastname@example.org OR Bernie McMonagle email@example.com
NEW! Click here for article by Zimele sponsored Agatha Marley Difathar. The below photo is from her recent graduation. Agatha is on the right.
Reflections of the 2012 trip to Africa by teachers and former students of SKC. Life will never be the same.. Read more
Footage from the 2012 Zimele visit to Africa can be viewed on the following youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gfV3BfC4EU
In 2009, seven SKC old collegians and two SKC teachers travelled to Africa. It was a life changing experience for us. Despite the poverty and harsh living conditions, there was a spirit among the people that will nourish our souls for a lifetime. Read more
2013 ZIMELE EVENTS
Christmas Donations to Zimele
Be creative with your gifts this Christmas. Continue to see the whole world as your home. If you wish to make a Christmas Donation to Zimele please go to www.trybooking.com/69531 Thank you for making a difference to those most in need.
2014 Zimele Calendars
Fantastic calendars with beautiful photographs. On sale now for $25. Delivered to you in time for Christmas. Will make a great Christmas present. Go to www.trybooking.com/69918
ZImele Walkathon Sun 27th OCtober 2013
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support of the Zimele Walkathon. There were 830 participants and over $30,000 was raised for the single mothers and children of Eldoret. The proceeds will help marginalised girls in Kenya, discriminated against because of poverty and gender, to receive an education. It will enable single mothers with HIV to receive medication and counselling so they can live their lives with dignity and watch their children grow. Happy news for those most in need.
It was a great community day filled with goodwill and a generous spirit. We were blessed with a beautiful morning. Walkers and runners enjoyed each others company with a sizzling sausage. Stalls were busy with the selling of jewellery made by women in the slums of Kibera and Eldoret. Children had fun throwing frisbees and bouncing around the jumping castle. Thank you to everyone who volunteered in so many ways to make the day so special.
African Immersion 2013 This year's participants were Tom Purcell, John Mount, Francis Mount, Louise Wood, Kristy Wood, John Paul Whitbread, Adam Sassi, Gabrielle Burgess, Bronte Coyle, Nicholas Monarca, Xavier Vale, Hayden Dickman, Conor Walsh, Dillon Di Fabrizio, William Gallagher, Mason O'Keefe, Kate Jenkins and Hannah Nillison. The immersion experience included: In Nairobi, Kenya: Visits to Br Beausang school in Embul-Bul, Masses at Olepolos & Embul-Bul, Ruben Centre Medical Centre and school (on edge of the massive Makuru slum), ministries at Kibera slum - single mothers, Karibu Team, Mary Ward Centre, Primary Schools, Grannies ministry Visits to projects in Arusha, Tanzania: Edmund Rice Sinon College, Health Clinics, Kesho Leo Children's Village. Lewa Marathon, Kenya The following immersion participants ran in the 14th Annual Safaricom Marathon: Tom Purcell, John Paul Whitbread, Gabrielle Burgess, Nick Monarca. The marathon took place at the Lewa Wildlife conservatory, 140 miles north of Nairobi, Kenya. This event hosted 1,000 plus runners from over 20 countries. It is regarded as one of the toughest marathons in the world. The purpose of the Marathon participation by the Zimele immersion members was to raise awareness of Zimele and its mission to reach out and respond to the needs and aspirations of our brothers and sisters in Africa.
Click here for John Mount's moving account of the 2013 immersion.
Projects being supported in 2013
1. Eldoret, Kenya - Education for Life centre - AIDS education and medical support to this community
Excerpts from John Mount's reflection at the centre during this year's immersion: ....the welcome we received was quite overwhelming and simply points to the fact that they see us as their saviours...the need is great.... the centre gives them hope....
Click here for John Mount's full account about this year's immersion
2. Sinon Secondary College, Arusha, Kenya
3. Star Support Group, South Sudan
See About Us page for further details
Ways to help
There are lots of great ways that you can contribute to Zimele, both financially and through the donation of your time or services.
Our generous supporters are bringing hope to some of the most impoverished people in Africa by providing funding for projects for which the Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) provides aid and expertise in education, health and community development.
We welcome assistance with organising our annual Zimele Dinner and our Zimele Walkathon. Please contact Bernie McMonagle on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
DECEMBER 2012 NEWSLETTER
The Little Drummer boy is my favourite Christmas carol. A poor boy with no gift to bring Jesus except the gift of himself and the music from his drum. The drummer boy is fully aware of the Divine Love in his life and responds with love. Christmas is a time for all of us to reflect on how we can best respond to God's love in our own lives. By walking with those most in need we can.... Click here to view the latest newsletter
ERF ANNUAL REPORT 2012
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