2020 Charities & Donation
OUR OFFICIAL CHARITIES
The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon invites you to make your run more meaningful by fundraising for charity!
Covid has been especially harsh on our charities in Victoria Falls that are normally totally reliant on tourism to support them. We appeal to our participants to make a donation where possible to one of our official Charities when registering, you can make a direct payment towards one of these charities while at the same time paying for your entry:
- The Greenline Africa Trust – Greenline Africa is a locally based Trust that works with local communities and the beehives are made by community Women. The number of hives was increased last year along the Zambezi National Park bordering the Mkhosana High Density community. A community group was trained to run and monitor the project last year and it was our hope that the bee fence will not only keep out the elephant from the town but would also provide honey for the community.
- The Vic Falls Anti-Poaching Unit – The Victoria Falls Anti-Poaching Unit is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of our local wildlife and natural resources.
- The Vic Falls Environment Watch – VFEW is a trust of people concerned about Victoria Falls and its surrounds, and as such, seeks to situate itself as a stakeholder/public interest body that shall be consulted for the conservation, protection and development of this area. VFEW aims to work closely with the Environmental Management Authority, National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, Victoria Falls Town Council, the private sector, and other stakeholders in achieving the betterment of the area.
- Victoria Falls – Feed a Child – Utilising seven churches and school locations across Chinotimba and Mkhosana, the Children’s Feeding Programme, organised by the Pastoral Counselling and Community Support Group and the Victoria Falls Covid-19 Taskforce, aims to provide one meal per day, Monday to Friday for school-age children in the region. It is estimated that there are approximately 8,000 children enrolled in different schools across Victoria Falls and at this stage it is uncertain what percentage of these children will require support through the programme.