The Jafuta Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on helping humans and animals alike by creating and maintaining equilibrium between community, wildlife and conservation, education and culture. A catalyst for bringing together the private sector, local authorities, communities and protected area management agencies, the Foundation forms an integral point through which to channel funds or assistance to any agency or cause with 100% guaranteed transparency. There are no hidden costs for administration and expenditures.
The Foundation is registered in U.S.A. and Zimbabwe with the Jafuta Foundation Centres of Hope, located in the rural areas on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, forming the main administrative base from which most projects are run, along with the women and youth self empowerment project, Batoka Creatives. The Centres of Hope also act as a hub from which to interact with the public and to host workshops that benefit local communities and wildlife. Various other locations are dotted in and around Victoria Falls and the surrounding parks and forests, with the majority of the work being carried out in the Hwange West area and the southern section of the Victoria Falls National Park.
We are proud to have been recognised for our work by the CSR Network of Zimbabwe with the following awards:
Gail van Jaarsveldt - Matabeleland North CSR Ambassador of the Year 2021
Jafuta Foundation - Excellence in Community Empowerment and Social Impact Award 2022
The Jafuta Foundation focuses on the following:
- community : income generating projects, alternative energy solutions, improved crop and livestock management and access to water; WASH programs;
reusable sanitary pad making; COVID-19 response; human/wildlife conflict resolution; empowerment; women's refuge and vocational training
- education : scholarships and infrastructural support to rural schools; sport and leisure development; online learning; wildlife conservation training
- traditional culture and history : museum curation; publishing; cultural exchanges
- conservation and wildlife : solution seeking and National Parks support; ecotourism
The people working to make it all happen at the Foundation are:
Patrons: Chief Mvuthu, Chief Shana
Board of Directors: Benoit Fayd'Herbe, Mary Louise Albritton (USA), Malcolm Ainscough, Jabulani Ndubiwa, Alan Sparrow.
Trustees: Godfrey Maphosa, Gail van Jaarsveldt, Blessing Munyenyiwa
Creative Projects Consultant: Christie Sabag