The Zimbabwe Gecko Society is a non-profit organization based in South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The Society was founded in 2008 by Susan and Frank Janetti as a response to the horrendous circumstances facing orphaned children in Zimbabwe. After learning how young children were so hungry they dug up and ate earthworms, Susan and Frank knew they had to help the people of the country they once called home. The idea to start the Zimbabwe Gecko Society came about when Susan’s brother gifted her a wire-beaded-gecko from Zimbabwe. Traditionally, street children made and sold them in order to survive, but with the tourist trade in Zimbabwe now on the decline, this was no longer a feasible source of income. The gift was an inspiration for Susan to help the starving children in Zimbabwe. She gave her brother money so he could send her more geckos from Zimbabwe, with the idea that she would collect donations for them here in Canada. That money would then buy more geckos, thus providing the children a way to make enough money to buy food.

Academics Without Borders’ mission is to help people in the developing world realize their dreams through higher education because education is the key to a flourishing society and a sustainable world. Academics Without Borders’ projects are involved in the full range of university activities from expanding and improving existing institutions and programs to helping create new ones.


We are normal people with a passion for improving health, particularly in rural areas. We are based in British Columbia, Canada and have an interest in global health work primarily in Zimbabwe. We recognize that health is not only about medicine, but it encompasses the social determinants of clean water, food security, education and economic empowerment.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences produces high calibre, well grounded, competent, patriotic and professional medical doctors and practitioners to meet the healthcare needs of the people of Zimbabwe. It is home to 12 teaching departments that offer a wide variety of educational, research and career options within the context of health care.

The path of the healthcare professional is not an easy one but it is enormously rewarding – from bringing new lives into the world, to rehabilitating accident victims and performing lifesaving surgery.  It takes hard work and dedication to become a competent pharmacist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, nurse, dentist, medical laboratory scientist, radiographer or doctor. As an institute of higher learning, the Faculty takes academic excellence as the hallmark of its existence by promotion and enhancement of science through relevant research.


The NUST Faculty of Medicine is located at the Mpilo Hospital Complex in the heart of the serene City of Bulawayo. The Faculty has ten service departments that are dedicated to providing world class training to a student body of both medical and allied health science programmes. We value both the learning content and the learning process hence we commit ourselves to respect and continuously improve the learning environment for developing autonomous, knowledgeable, skilled, safe and innovative health professionals who are well equipped to meet the health needs of their communities. Our aim is to provide a robust medical training and evidence-based research hub which will meet the growing health needs and challenges for the region.

Foundations for Farming is an initiative aimed at bringing transformation to individuals, communities and nations through faithful and productive use of land. God has revealed a very simple conservation farming method with an implementation management teaching, which when applied help people to apply the Gospel to their lives.