Shot in the arm for Khayelihle Children’s Village

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) on Friday donated food stuffs to Khayelihle Children’s Village (KCV) amid reports that the orphanage is facing serious financial problems.

Report by Blondie Ndebele

The groceries included sugar, flour, mealie-meal, beans and toilet cleaners, among other items.

Speaking during the handover of the groceries, IIA chief executive officer Roy Bvekerwa said the institute had been donating to orphanages around the country following a charity fund they set up in 2010.

He said they were looking forward to partnering with orphanages as part of their social responsibility initiative.

“We have always had a good relationship with our community,” he said. “We would like to expand this programme.”

KCV director Jabulani Xaba said the home, which has 102 orphans, was facing financial problems owing to lack of funding.

“We are getting the same funding we used to get when we had 50 children yet we now have double the number,” he said.

“The situation has gotten worse, but we are trying to get local funding and are running some projects to get funds.”

He said local churches, individuals and companies also donate to the orphanage on a regular basis.

IIA Zimbabwe is the only body entirely dedicated to the professional development of internal auditing and internal auditors in Zimbabwe.

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