Presbytery of Zimbabwe Ministry for Children at Risk

About Our Partner

The Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa


The Children at Risk ministry was established in 1998 by the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa to care for children at risk. Even though Lovemore Home as a residential home closed its doors in February 2015, the care for the boys continues with their education. We also continue to explore a model to encourage foster parenting with a family economic empowerment component. In 2017 a team from The Outreach Foundation met all the boys that are currently in the program to offer them encouragement. Outreach is still committed to paying for their education, and the reports are good. The social welfare department performs follow-ups with those in foster families and does background checks to ensure the children’s safety.

The Impact

“Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.” Desmond Tutu

Formerly known as Lovemore Home, this ministry rescued a lot of boys from the streets of Zimbabwe. Ian Busu graduated with a teaching degree and four other boys are pursuing their degrees at the University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Open University and the National University of Science and Technology.

The Need

The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $10,000 to accompany the Presbytery of Zimbabwe in equipping these children with skills through education.