Nkayi Orphanage is a place that is very close to the hearts of the employees at Pride of Africa. The children in the orphanage have sadly all lost their parents to HIV and AIDS however they are looked after and loved by their wonderful carers.
The orphanage is funded through the sale of firewood from our factory in Harare where 100% of the proceeds from the firewood go to their well being.The Muslim community has also been amazingly generous in donating to the orphanage resulting in every child having their very own bicycle, soccer ball and pair of croc shoes.
Pride of Africa ensures that every child is educated and now run a program by which every child from the orphanage that finishes school is guaranteed a job at our timber mill.
the bee project
We at Pride of Africa have just started our very own bee project, which aims to protect the bees in our forests and encourage them to repopulate.
The project is based at our Nkayi Mill and surrounding forests. Our aim is to install multiple bee hives which will be safeguarded by passionate employees who are proactive in working along side Zimbabwe's Forestry Commission to protect the wildlife, bees and trees in the area.
As a company we pride ourselves in our sustainability and environmental awareness. It is vitally important to us that we protect our forests for the future and ensure that they continue to thrive and grow.
We follow strict procedures and protection policies when harvesting our trees ensuring that only trees of a certain size, that aren't reproducing may be harvested. We also follow special regulations that quote a certain amount of trees per 100square meters, therefore after harvesting the area remains dense.
As well as following these regulations we drop seed balls which are seeds from our trees, rolled in clay and ash, creating a perfect place for saplings to grow.
These balls are hand made by the locals in return for payment and therefore saves the future forests of Zimbabwe while empowering the people.
The Tree Project
Pride of Africa has just embarked on a journey of educating and encouraging the youth to protect our environment. This project will work to plant fruit and shade trees in and around our local schools and public areas, as well as educating our youth on the importance of environmental awareness and sustainability
Working along side Zimbabwe's Forestry Commission