Friends of Bata started the $1000 micro-initiatives to give local leaders, grass roots organizations or dedicated individuals the opportunity to fund their projects.
Every week Friends of Bata selects a winner from the applications received that week. Our second winner is Wellington Bakaimani who founded and runs the Simukaupenye Integrated Youth Academy in Shamva, a mining town ca 100km north of Zimbabwe's capital.
Wellington is a dedicated leader whose passion it is to help the disadvantaged in his community.
Through his project FOOD COMPLEMENTS FOR MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PEOPLE IN SHAMVA, he will provide food hampers and cleaning products to the families of people with disabilities, as well as making sure that people with special needs receive regular meals during the Covid-19 crisis. To do so, he will use the facilities at his youth organisation and volunteers.
We are excited to support Wellington and his team in this initiative and wish them the best of luck. Friends of Bata will regularly post updates on the progress of this project.