Category Archives: News

Barry Barnes retires

Barry Barnes retired in June 2012.  The FoMRCH executive committee greatly appreciated his regular reports and personal contact with the home. His guidance was invaluable over the years and we miss his presence and support in our continued work for … Continue reading

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New staff training agreement with Harare University

Rev Will Morrey, of Action for Children, is very pleased to report that Rev Mawire has successfully negotiated with the School of Social Work at the University in Harare for in service training to MRCH staff. A programme leading to … Continue reading

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Farewell to Astonishment Mapurisa – Home superintendent 2001-2012

Astonishment Mapurisa has been the director of the Matthew Rusike Children’s Home for 11 years and National Director for Childcare in the Methodist Church for 4 years. In that time he has changed the old dormitory lifestyle and introduced family … Continue reading

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2012 Christmas cards now available

The 2012 christmas cards are now available. The flyer contains all the information you need regarding those designs from previous years that are still available to order. Please note members-you will continue to receive 5 packs of the 2 new designs … Continue reading

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MRCH report from the Home for 2011

The Home’s report for 2011 is now available: A number of case studies describe the significant steps forward being made in the Community Outreach programme. The poultry project is up and running with 1000 birds. It not only supplies the Home … Continue reading

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Meet the MRCH staff

Carol Banham, our Chairman, visited the Home in September 2011 and conducted detailed interviews with many of the staff members. She has produced an illustrated report of those conversations, which illustrate the many roles the staff undertake as well as highlighting … Continue reading

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Shelley’s newsletter (Jan 2012)

Shelley’s reports on how she spent Christmas at the Home.

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Shelley’s newsletter (Dec 2011)

Shelley reports on some of the lead up to Christmas.

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Shelley’s newsletter (Nov 2011)

Shelley’s third newsletter talks about the Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) and describes her plans and some of the changes they have already been able to make since her arrival.

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Shelley Cooling arrives at MRCH (Sept 2011)

Shelley’s newsletter following her arrival at MRCH talks about the services available at the Home and compares her home in the UK to the one she now has for the next 3 years in Zimbabwe.

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