Founded in March 2016 Shoes2School (pronounced “Shoes to school”) is a youth driven movement that focuses on the welfare of underprivileged children in and around Zimbabwe.The concept is built on the core belief that children are the future of tomorrow; and therefore catering for their needs today is an investment into the nation’s tomorrow. As Shoes2School our focus is to alleviate health issues and eradicate irrelevant social stereotypes through the provision of basic scholarly needs, particularly school shoes.
We work mainly with schools in providing for children in need around the school environment. We also reach out to children in communities that are in dire need and poverty stricken.
Laying our organizational foundation on Sustainable Development Goals 1, 3 and 4, we focus our greater attention to the welfare of children, which is essential to building a generation of leaders who can transform the prescribed worldview of the African narrative. The main aim of this movement is to aid in the molding of the underprivileged child into a wholesome, relevant and responsible citizen with a hopeful future.
Our core belief is that children are the future of tomorrow; therefore catering for their needs
today is an investment into the nation’s tomorrow.
To be the change we want to see in our communities.
Sustainable Development Goals
After graduating from university I had short stint of teaching. I was deployed into the deep depths of the rural areas of Mdengelele Village in Nkayi a growth-point that is located north-east of the city of Bulawayo. That is when I got to experience the simplest way of life away from the city hassle.
During my stay there I realised that in the rainy season the children who walked barefooted to school were prone to diseases such as bilharzia and during winter spells other kids had a difficult time walking in the cold and hence had to sacrifice their lessons and stay home.
Up until today I still cannot fathom the thought that I never had a full class to teach in a day.“I was really touched by this situation and I felt I could do something about it.
I decided to be the change I want to see in my society. So in 2016 I decided to act and that was the birth of #Shoes2School.”
It is funny how a simple pair of shoes can be taken for granted by someone that has had the privilege of having a rack-full, but someone less fortunate it is a prized possession worth cherishing, if they do get it.
We need to be proactive to the needs of school children because it is not their future alone that they are moulding but rather that of the world. Nothing is as fulfilling as giving to your family, neighbour, friend or stranger who is in need.
As Shoes2School, we aim to tackle issues and social stereotypes associated with the have nots. That is how we build homes, villages, cities, nations and the whole world.