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About Us

About Us

OUR STORY

ZIMSWAP is an extraordinary Public & Private partnership between C & J Accounting and Secretarial Services and The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 2014 as a pilot test. In 2016 a memorandum of understanding was signed between C & J Accounting and Secretarial Services and The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

ZIMSWAP is multi-pronged project that gives schools and communities access to clean water, educates children on farming and agriculture, improves the nutrition of school children and links communities to markets to sell produce from ZIMSWAP. The project was implemented as part of the updated Ministry of Primary and Secondary School curriculum. Through the assistance of Provincial Education Directors under the banner of The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education schools are selected to be part of ZIMSWAP.

ZIMSWAP drills boreholes for schools, installs solar powered pumps, a water tank and a drip irrigation system.

  • VISION
    • Empower schools
    • Transform communities
    • Enable sustainable development
  • MISSION

    School Children:
    To ensure that every school child in Zimbabwe has access to clean water and a good nutrition whilst gaining knowledge and skills in agriculture.

    Schools:
    strong>To ensure schools gain extra income through agriculture to improve the school’s standards.

    Communities:
    To ensure communities are self-sustainable through agriculture.

    Portfolio:
    Installation of boreholes, solar powered pumps, solar panels and drip irrigation and educating school children about farming and agriculture.

    Partners:
    To nurture partnerships with people and organisations that mutually add value.

    Environment:
    To ensure we are eco-friendly in all our business practices.

    Target:
    To impact the lives of 5 million school children through our project and so that the communities adopt the practices of farming crops with drip irrigation.

  • VALUES

    Leadership:
    To lead in impacting the lives of the next generation.

    Partnership:
    To partner with appropriate partners for the greater good of ZIMSWAP.

    Integrity:
    To be transparent in our business operations.

    Accountability:
    To adhere to the highest standards of business ethics.

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BENEFITS OF ZIMSWAP

  • Agricultural produce improves the nutrition of students.
  • Access to clean water hence eliminating the potential of contracting water borne diseases.
  • Teaches school children modern agricultural methods.
  • Income generation through the sale of the agricultural produce.
  • Creates jobs for the youth.
  • Saves the environment through the use solar of energy for irrigation.
  • Empowerment of women through job creation.
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How ZIMSWAP Works

ZIMSWAP drills boreholes for schools, installs solar powered pumps, a water tank and a drip irrigation system.

Components of ZIMSWAP

Borehole Drilling: Drilling and casing a hole to access water underground. The minimum depth of the borehole is 40 metres. The pipes and fittings are of high quality and have long life spans.

Solar Powered Pump: A DC solar pump is lowered into the hole at the required depth which is then wired up to the solar panels and a control box. The solar powered pump will ensure a constant power source and provides an environmentally friendly energy source. The solar powered pumps enables the water to be moved from underground into the water tank.

Water Tank: The capacity of the tank is 5000 litres or bigger and is placed 3 metres above the ground on a stand. The solar powered pump supplies the tank with water.

Drip Irrigation: Drip irrigation is technique that saves on water usage and is more direct when watering the crop. The drip irrigation system is attached to the tank. The size of the drip irrigation system depends on the size of the loan acquired. The drip irrigation system installed will be up to 1 Hectare.

ZIMSWAP
Achievements

Important objectives
achieved by the project

Students now have access to clean water hence the risk of contracting water borne diseases has been eliminated.

Students are increasingly becoming more involved and showing a keen interest for agriculture.

Students are gaining life skills by practically learning modern farming and agricultural methods.

Schools are using the produce from the project to feed their pupils hence improving their nutrition.

Some of the schools have been able to fence their school using the proceeds from the agricultural project and also purchase assets for the school.

Jobs have been created.

The local communities are gaining by having access to clean water and purchasing the produce from the schools.

Students are also learning about the use of solar energy and its benefits over using electricity from grid.