Tony Waite Organisation

Tony Waite Organisation was registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation in 2011 ( PVO 45/11). Tony Waite Organisation is currently operating in Kariba, Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe, Africa and now has since worked with a number of donors and partners.

About Us

Tony Waite Organisation was formed after the death of Tony Waite a Kariba resident who suffered full blown AIDS and went public about his HIV status in 1991. He was born in 1935 and died at 57 years of age. He worked for Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) in Kariba and left a will to look after orphans. He grew up as an orphan and never got married and died in January 1992 which saw the formation of Tony Waite Foundation in 1993. The Organisation went into partnership with Batsirai a private voluntary Organisation operating in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province and scaled up its activities in National Action Plan for orphans and vulnerable children (NAP for OVC) 2007-2010. This was funded by UNICEF. The Organisation continued to grow and was registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation in 2011 ( PVO 45/11) Tony Waite Organisation is currently operating in Kariba, Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe, Africa and now has since worked with a number of donors and partners.

Vision

Healthy community that is able to support each other in issues of HIV and AIDS and other developmental related issues.

Mission

To capacitate communities to be able to participate in HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support professionally in order to have a knowledgeable community.

Values

  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Commitment
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Guiding Principles

  • Results Based Management
  • Alignment to National Priorities
  • Support
  • Active Participation
  • Communication

Organisation Structure

Organisation Structure of Tony Waite Organisation

Sustainable Livelihoods

Situational Analysis: HIV management relatively focuses on prevention and treatment rather than impact of the epidemic. Tony Waite is trying to improve the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS by putting in place income generating programmes. A total of 1523 beneficiaries have been engaged in the sustainable livelihoods programme. These include 4 nutritional gardens (306 people) and 1 poultry project (50 people) and internal savings and lending groups (1170 people). However, with the increasing number of people who come through their offices the organisation has seen the need to expand the projects with a wider beneficiary group. Tony Waite encourages women and youth to be involved in household income in order to empower them economically and be self-sustainable.

Youths

Situational Analysis: Tony Waite has been working with the youths to educate them in sexual reproduction health and rights. This was developed due to the need to educate the group as growing and developing young adults. Currently they are working with 862 youths infected and affected by chronic illnesses in the community not limited to HIV and AIDS. Through this information sharing, advocacy and active participation of youth, they are capacitated to be able to function freely and elect their own representatives in relevant structures. However there are still a large number of youths who have not yet been reached. It has also been noted that youths are engaging in alcohol and drug abuse due to idleness and if they are involved in projects they direct their energy where it is required. Tony Waite believes the youths are the backbone of the country, the future leaders.

Resources

Tony Waite Organisation was formed after the death of Tony Waite a Kariba resident who suffered full blown AIDS and went public about his HIV status in 1991. He was born in 1935 and died at 57 years of age. He worked for Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) in Kariba and left a will to look after orphans. He grew up as an orphan and never got married and died in January 1992 which saw the formation of Tony Waite Foundation in 1993. The Organisation went into partnership with Batsirai a private voluntary Organisation operating in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West Province and scaled up its activities in National Action Plan for orphans and vulnerable children (NAP for OVC) 2007-2010. This was funded by UNICEF. The Organisation continued to grow and was registered as a Private Voluntary Organisation in 2011 ( PVO 45/11) Tony Waite Organisation is currently operating in Kariba, Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe, Africa and now has since worked with a number of donors and partners.

Southern African AIDS Trust(SAT)

Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT) Women’s Health, New Born and Child Health. The project has seen religious leaders become role models in HIV by going for HIV testing and counseling yet before this it was taboo to discuss HIV in religious circles. It has also improved male involvement in PMTCT at Nyamhunga clinic. Volunteers have disseminated information in the community. Staff members and board were trained in good governance and finance. The director was sponsored to attend a Regional HIV Summit in South Africa which was an eye opener meeting different organisations and managed to replicate the Malawi religious leaders in HIV and AIDS concept 2012 to date

United States African Development Foundation (USADF)

United States African Development Foundation (USADF) Organisation Capacity Building Project. This has seen Tony Waite staff and board members being trained in business management, financial and micro credit trainings in order to run a dried kapenta buying and selling project for the Organisation be able to sustain its projects. Great appreciation to the funder for provision of a vehicle to run the project logistics 2013 t0 date.

Hospice Association of Zimbabwe Palliative Care for Children and Youths

Hospice Association of Zimbabwe Palliative Care for Children and Youths: (Egmont Trust) this managed to change the lives of children and youths. The staff and volunteers received orientation and trainings to formation of support groups and specific issues to do with the target group including Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. 2010 to date.

Hospice Association of Zimbabwe

Hospice Association of Zimbabwe: Community and Home Based Care .The project was funded through the Global Fund. Different trainings were done to empower Tony Waite partners, staff, community leaders, volunteers and beneficiaries. Volunteers managed to get monetary incentives through this project. 2012 to 2013

New Zealand Aid

New Zealand Aid: Scaling up Anti- retroviral therapy for children. This project enabled children, infants and adults to start therapy early as there was provision of CD4 cell count , HIV counseling and testing, TB screening and provision of drugs for other opportunistic infections 2011to2012. New Zealand Aid also funded livelihoods projects which saw communities benefiting from trainings in running projects. Agritex officers were involved in these trainings and follow up on established nutritional gardens and poultry project. These projects enabled Kariba communities to have meaningful nutritional gardens as previously it was difficulty due to wild animals that were destroying the plants. A total of 3nutritional gardens got support in the form of electric fencing while one got shade cloth to prevent plants from excessive heat 2012 to 2013.

Primson Management Services

PRIMSON MANAGEMENT SERVICES (SADC on HIV/AIDS) 2012 to 2013.Tony Waite was one of the 10 Organisations in Zimbabwe who participated in Institutional Capacity Building Project for Civil Society organisations. This covered Good Governance addressing board competencies and organisational leadership. Compliance to Results Based Planning and Management and Alignment to HIV and AIDS Priorities; Innovative Programming was part of the component including Financial Management Systems.

Zimbabwe Aids Network

ZIMBABWE AIDS NETWORK (JFA) 2012: The project supported Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health which enabled the Organisation manage to do psycho social support camps one of the effective interventions when working with youths.

UNICEF

UNICEF 2007 TO 2010. This was the foundation for Tony Waite to scale up its activities by acquiring rented offices and employment of full time members of staff. Participatory Vulnerability Assessment was carried out to establish extend of problems of orphans in Kariba Urban and Peri Urban. Tony Waite managed to train its first bunch of volunteers. Staff benefited through trainings and a greater number of beneficiaries were reached by this project.

The following local partners contributed a lot in psych social support which helped vulnerable households benefit: Lake Harvest, Vans Enterprises, TM Supermarket, Kariba Tiger Fishing Tournament, Kariba Community Church, Women’s Institute, Caribbea Bay Hotel, Tamarind Lodges, Kuburi Wildlife Society, Crispy Fresh, and Kariba info, Kariba Country Club, Zambezi River Authority and Padenga Holdings.

Tony Waite Organisation Team

The Organisation is run by the following Board of Directors who have contributed their expertise and time to set rules and regulations that governs the operations of Tony Waite who are Maura Finlay, Wilson Mhlanga, Sue Van Niekerk, Carol Rolette, Garikai Munastirei, Clara Phiri and Nyasha Chirengende.

Ellen Vengere

Executive Director

"I am here as my interest has always been to work with vulnerable groups of people in communities WHY? Results are tangible and this gives me drive to do more. I have passion for this type of work, born a leader, supported by a team of committed staff and have also acquired skills to further strengthen my ability. Looking at how Tony Waite started and what it has achieved to date there is future in the Organisation."
-Ellen Vengere

Moadzwa Wenga

Programme Officer

"I joined Tony Waite because it has always been my dream and focus to make a positive influence on the lives of the underprivileged in society. It later on proved to be a place of innovativeness and skills development for me and where I could impart this on others. It is within my endeavors to make Tony Waite a beacon of hope for others."
-Moadzwa Wenga

Ronnie Peter

Financial Officer

"I joined Tony Waite Organisation because of the desire to work with the underprivileged and the vulnerable groups in society and to have my energy and abilities be used for the development of the community."
-Ronnie Peter

Wayne Robertson

International Resources Officer

"Wayne Robertson has been helping Tony Waite Organisation for many years by contributing in cash and kind."
-Tony Waite Organisation

Donors

The Organisation would like to extend its gratitude to the following individuals who contributed in cash and kind: Wayne Robertson, Garikayi Munastirei, Patrick Blow, Barbie Huxtable, Maura Finlay, Fiona Dunn, Dr. Godfrey Muza, Kumbirai Makunike, Rod Bennet, Gibbs, Simon Harden, Laugesen, D.Sasseen, Philis, Dr. Paulo White, Jane Goldon, Wendy Strobel, Mrs Mistry, P. Neill, Gail Fisher, M. T. Maushe, Tania and Babel, Pastor C. Fisher, Ulla Schlaake, Jasmine and friends, Hugh Finlay,Tim Coope, Sue macolom Ann Hulbert, Mr Bonetti, Sonia, Phode, Abigail and Anold, G. Hulme, Susan Harvey, Mrs Are Psillos and Jimmy, Judith Newiee, Diana Hobson, Rufaro Kamudimu, Barbra Burne, Ken Gibbs, Mr and Mrs T. Mhlanga, Donal Schult, Mandy Sandison, Sandy Harnden , Simbarashe and Kate Mamboininga, Helgard Riley and Tendai, Netherlands Embassy(for funding a girl and women empowerment project business trainings, internal savings and landing and sewing).

Publications

For any donations please use the following Account

ACCOUNT NAME : Tony Waite Organisation
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 1001672372
BRANCH : CABS KARIBA

“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
― Sam Levenson

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Children enjoying XMAS Party at Tamaindi Lodges <br> FUNDED BY C&C
Children enjoying XMAS Party at Tamaindi Lodges <br> FUNDED BY C&C
Children enjoying XMAS Party at Tamaindi Lodges <br> FUNDED BY C&C
Children enjoying XMAS Party at Tamaindi Lodges <br> FUNDED BY C&C
Children enjoying XMAS Party at Tamaindi Lodges <br> FUNDED BY C&C
Children enjoying XMAS Party at Tamaindi Lodges <br> FUNDED BY C&C

CONTACT US

TONY WAITE ORGANISATION

3367 Jumbo Industrial Area
Nyamhunga Kariba, Zimbabwe, Africa
Email address : tonywaite@mweb.co.zw
Telephone Number : +263 261 214 6579
Mobile : 0772 223 646

IMPORTANT NUMBERS
Directors Mobile : 0772 223 646
Project Officer’s Mobile : 0772 617 965
Program Officer’s Mobile : 0777 763 844
Finance Officer’s Mobile : 0772 393 189
Emergency Contact : 0772 223 646
E-mail : vengereellen@gmail.com

DONATION ACCOUNT DETAILS
ACCOUNT NAME : Tony Waite Organisation
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 1001672372
BRANCH : CABS KARIBA