JF Kapnek Trust | Zimbabwe


In Zimbabwe, over 1 million children have been orphaned or made vulnerable by the AIDS pandemic. With your support we can address the needs of tens of thousands of these children; improving educational opportunities and saving young lives everyday.

Please make your check payable to:
JF Kapnek Trust
936 Dewing Ave., Suite E3
Lafayette, CA 94549

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Your U.S. donation is tax deductible as we are a registered 501(c) 3 public charity. Approximately 95% of your donation will go to direct support of these programs where your help is needed the most.

Where does your donation go?

For Child Health and Education | $50

The Kapnek Trust – Zimbabwe currently supports more than 200 preschools where thousands of orphans and vulnerable children receive basic health care, nutritional support, immunizations and early childhood education in an innovative and United Nations award-winning program. A donation of $50 will provide a child with healthcare, a daily meal and a year of preschool.

For Pediatric HIV Prevention | $250

Pediatric AIDS is preventable. The Kapnek Trust trains birthing center and hospital personnel to provide HIV testing, counseling and follow-up care to prevent the spread of HIV from mother-to-child during and after birth. This method of prevention has a proven track record. As a lead implementing partner of this successful program, we have seen the pediatric infection rate drop from 60,000 new cases per year in 2000 to less than 5,000 new cases last year!

Maternal Child Health | $500

The Kapnek Trust is implementing a three-pronged approach to improve maternal child health in Zimbabwe. Through site support and nurse training at Harare Children’s Hospital, expansion of our Preschool-Child Health Program and improving maternal child health services at the hundreds of hospitals and delivery “polyclinics” we support, we are working to reduce the under five mortality rate from it’s current 8.7% to below 4%.

Medical Scholarships | $1,000

The J.F. Kapnek Trust is committed to educating women in the medical sciences. To date, more than 35 doctors have graduated with support from the Trust, and many other women have become nurses, pharmacists and other medical specialists.

Childhood Disabilities Program | $1,500

As hard as we work to prevent disabilities at birth, there continues to be an overwhelming number of children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities in Zimbabwe. With your donation we provide these children and their families with training and support through our satellite workshop program where parents learn how to care for their disabled children and become connected to other parents who create a community of support. In addition, we ship refurbished wheelchairs along with other assistive devices to Zimbabwe and give mobility to a child and their family.

Renovation of a Preschool | $2,500

Kapnek-sponsored preschools are established within existing primary schools. Volunteer community members then partner with a Kapnek construction team who oversees renovation of classrooms, and playgrounds. These preschools then become child health centers where we coordinate tri annual health checks when nurses are brought from sometimes distant clinics to assess the children’s health and give current immunizations; children also receive a daily meal of vitamin fortified corn soy porridge prepared by volunteer parents and a quality early childhood development program taught by trained early education teachers, to inspire their brilliance.

Volunteers and Materials Drives

In addition to the above, we do have events and special projects that occur throughout the year. If you are interested in rolling up your sleeves and joining us, please contact our Lafayette office at info@JFKapnekTrust.org or (925) 962-7150.