A TESTIMONY ON HOW LEAN SEASON ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME REDUCED MALNUTRITION IN CHIVI.

SUPER CEREAL (CSB++) CAN WORK WONDERS.

Story from Caritas Masvingo

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Sydney, Gibson and Isheunesu Mavuto who benefited from WFP-Caritas Lean Season Programme implemented in Chivi District.

, the grandsons of Prisca (64 years) and Mathias Mavuto (75years) in Wadyachido village from Zvamapere Ward 10 under Chief Madyangove of Chivi District have seen wonders in the improvement of their health recorded during the implementation of the Lean Season Assistance (LSA) programme in the District funded by the World Food Programme (WFP). The three had suffered from malnutrition as their guardians were having challenges in fending for the family. In October 2017, the household was registered under the above-mentioned programme and received a ration of $70 in lieu of food commodities and Super Cereal Plus (CSB++) for the under-fives.

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Mathias and Prisca Mavuto pictured with their grandchildren.

Super Cereal became the natural remedy for the undernourished children in Chivi District including Sydney, Isheunesu and Gibson and reduced family expenses on medication as the children were prone to diseases due to poor nourishment. The change in the health status was also made possible by the additional foods purchased by the grandparents from the cash received in the same programme.  Isheunesu has gained weight from 6kg before the programme in October to 14kgs in March 2018. The child is also now joyous and looks very healthy.

 “I just don’t know how Isheunesu recovered. I just cannot explain it. Ever since the kids started receiving super cereal, their health has improved,” testified Mrs. Mavuto as she confirmed the importance of Super Cereal to children’s health.

CARITAS LEAN SEASON ASSISTANCE A LIFE LINE TO CHIVI RESIDENTS

Story From Caritas Masvingo

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Security guards assist in distributing cash to beneficiaries of the Lean Season Programme implemented by Caritas Masvingo in Chivi District.

Caritas Zimbabwe through the Dioceses of Masvingo implemented a Lean Season Assistance Programme which was funded by the World Food Programme (WFP) in 13 wards of Chivi District under Chief Madyangove. Continue reading

ZCBC OFFICE BEARERS 2018 – 2020

The Bishops elected a new executive committee on 12 April 2018. The Chairmanship of the Commissions remains the same except for Conference of Major Religious Superiors (CMRS) whose Episcopal Chairman is now Rt. Rev. Bishop R. Mupandasekwa. Continue reading

520 GRADUATE AT CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY AS STUDENT POPULATION INCREASES TO 4 000.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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Graduating students in procession to the graduation arena.

520 students graduated from the Catholic University of Zimbabwe on Friday, 13 April 2018. The graduates were capped by the university Chancellor, Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu in the presence of all Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops, representatives of the Ministry of Education and friends of the Catholic University.  Continue reading

CHURCH URGED TO REMOVE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DARK SIDE OF LIFE.

By Br. Alfonce Kugwa

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Three youths pose for a picture during the ZCBC 2018 Plenary Meeting.

Children and the Youth were at the centre of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s plenary meeting discussions for 2018. The plenary that took place from 10 -11 April looked at ways of promoting interests of children and the youth in the Church especially this year when the universal church celebrates the Year of the Youth. Continue reading

CHINHOYI DIOCESE RECEIVES BISHOP RAYMOND MUPANDASEKWA IN A COLOURFUL CEREMONY.

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Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa soon after his ordination as the Bishop of Chinhoyi Diocese waves a greeting while Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Marek Zalewski (right) and Archbishop Robert Ndlovu look on.

Thousands of Christians from across Zimbabwe’s eight Catholic Dioceses thronged Chinhoyi University grounds on Saturday, 7 April 2018 to witness the consecration of the third Bishop of Chinhoyi, Rt. Rev. Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa. Continue reading