ZOC provide much needed clothing and school uniforms to allow pupils to attend school. Many schools do not allow children to attend unless they have a full uniform and school shoes. ZOC have provided literally thousands of uniforms for needy children, we work with the schools to identify the neediest children and those who have been orphaned and are living in dire situations.
The costs of these items are very expensive by Zimbabwean standards. Shoes cost $35 (£24) per pair. School blazers are $35 (£24) each for high school.
We do everything we can to keep our costs down, for example, we try to "recycle" uniforms as we visit more than 100 schools every month.
Can you help ZOC to pay for school uniforms and shoes? Just $100 (£65) will provide a full uniform for a year, allowing these children to receive a good education.
Without uniforms, children in Zimbabwe cannot go to school.
In Zimbabwe there are three types of schools – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Primary school students range in age from 5 to 12 years old. At the primary level, all students are required to wear school uniforms.
Secondary school students are from 13 to 18 years old. Most Secondary school pupils wear uniforms but there are private colleges that allow pupils to dress in their formal clothing as they choose.
The entry age for tertiary education is 16 years for the youngest but most students enter at the age of 19 and 20 years, just after their secondary school.
(Source of school information: IOM)