Social Responsibility

Zimbabwe Power Company endeavours to be a responsible citizen through supporting the communities that surround it.  It recently launched a scholarsip program which was awarded to 32 students from the ten provinces of Zimbabwe.

The organisation launched its inaugural scholarship program which was awarded to 32 students from the ten provinces of Zimbabwe. The initiative seeks to empower the younger generation with the necessary skills and experience they need to succeed in their careers. Of the 32 scholars awarded with the scholarship, 19 are A level students also seeks to utilise this initiative as a tool for capacity building of potential employees as well as providing a ready pool of candidates from which the organisation recruits., whilst at the same time assisting the disadvantaged students who display potential to excel in life. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply each year. Over and above the scholarship, ZPC operates schools in Hwange and Munyati which cater for the employees’ children and other members of these communities. Supporting children’s education is fundamental to Zimbabwe Power Company as this will go a long way in ensuring that the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) are fully realised.

ZPC also supports children living with and are affected by HIV/AIDS through the Red Ribbon foundation.  Red Ribbon is a child focused organisation which helps support children and families living with HIV/AIDS.  This program is currently focused in the Matebeleland province where the epidemic is raging and the number of children and orphans affected by AIDS is growing exponentially.

On the 1st of December 2012, ZPC supported the inaugural Red Ribbon golf tournament which took place at the Elephant Hills resort in Victoria Falls.  Through this event, $10 000 was raised in order to pay fees for students in the Hwange area for the 2013 academic year.

At ZPC, we realise that although there is a new awareness and response towards the AIDS situation in Africa, there is still a very urgent need to address the needs of the millions of children that are in need of our support.  We believe in a culture where all are given a voice to pursue dignity, justice and equality in the fight against AIDs and poverty.

Through the Red Ribbon Foundation, we seek to ensure that the rights of all children are protected, respected and fulfilled despite the AIDS epidemic.  We also want to create a community where children in HIV/AIDS affected communities have access to care, education and opportunities which enable them to become healthy and productive citizens.