Lucy and Alex, two recent Antelope Park volunteers, spent some time at the Drop-in Centre in Gweru and were keen to share their thoughts on what they saw there.
Lucy said: When I spent my first day at the Drop-in Centre, it was even more rewarding than I expected. Seeing how the kids are living amongst the rubbish was eye-opening. They live with no rules or safety and then when they arrive at the Drop-in Centre, you watch them flourish amongst people there who really care for them who have no ulterior motives, other than to make these kids have happier lives. At least for several hours a day you can see they are comforted and there to have some fun.
Alex added: At the Drop-in Centre we met 15 boys and one mother with her two small children. All of them live on the street and they still have the brightest smiles. Thanks to the Drop-in Centre and Antelope Park, the kids in the Gweru area can get breakfast and lunch five days a week.
We are always interested to find out how our volunteers react to visiting local community projects. Thank you to Lucy, Alex and everyone who joins Antelope Park’s Community Projects Volunteer Program to help brighten up the street children’s lives.
If you would like to join us as a community volunteer, you can find out how here.