DORMITORIES

The dorms at our children’s centre provide residential care to over 200 orphans and vulnerable children living at our centre. Once a child is brought into our care, our reintegration team decides which setting at our centre will best fit the specific needs and interest of the child or children. Children may be placed in our nursery, baby house, small family housing or in a dormitory. Emotional maturity, health, age, psycho-social development and physical development are all taken into consideration when determining the best place within our centre for the child’s temporary residential care.

HISTORY

In the early years of the centre there were over 500 children. From very humble and simple architectural beginnings, we are always looking for ways to improve our facilities and offer the best care possible.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The boys’ dorms are divided according to age into 5 camaratas to help meet their specific emotional, health, spiritual and developmental needs.
  • There is never a dull moment in the girls’ dorm. Laughter, dancing, singing and play fills the air.
  • The Special needs home was opened in September 2012 to provide a more therapeutic, loving, and caring environment. Healing, hope, restoration, and dignity are at the core of our care.

OTHER AREAS

Garden

Our vegetable Garden serves our children’s center in two ways: empowering some of our youth by equipping them with basics agricultural skills and helping to improve the nutrition of our kids with fresh, organic and affordable vegetables....

Medical Clinic

The Medical Clinic serves the dual purpose of addressing the medical needs of children living at our centre and members of the community by offering its services free of charge....

Youth Empowerment

The Zimpeto Children's Centre is passionate about empowering youth and equipping them with practical skills for their future all while ministering to them the love and heart of Jesus....

Community Assistance

Each week we send our team out to the Boccaria (local garbage dump) to minister to the poor, to the hospital to pray for healing and bring hope to the sick, to the streets to bring life to the homeless and on weekend outreaches to the...

Milk Program

The milk program is designed to provide safe nutrition for babies at risk of illness or malnutrition due to maternal health or social issues....

Reingetration Team

Iris Zimpeto is dedicated to making sure every child has a safe, caring and healthy home. Zimpeto has a team of dedicated trained workers who are very familiar with the community and committed to the best interest of a child....

Nursery

The nursery has the capacity to care for up to 8 children. At present it employees 5 female workers with a Mama's heart who care for and nurture the babies. There are also nurses from our base clinic that care for the children's...

Dormitories

The dorms at our children’s centre provide residential care to over 200 orphans and vulnerable children living at our centre. Once a child is brought into our care, our reintegration team decides which setting at our centre will best...

Bible School

Many pastors and leaders have emerged as a result of the revival fires that have been sweeping across the nation of Mozambique. To meet this need, Iris Ministries established their first Bible School at the Zimpeto Centre....

Community Church

On Sundays mornings we hold a church service for the community. We bring busloads of people from the street and the garbage dump. We give them food and the opportunity to be blessed....