Ishe Anesu Project is located within the Hilltop United Methodist Church premises in Sakubva, Mutare, Zimbabwe. For years, Maria Sabino Humbane, its Director, had a vision to start this project but had no idea how to go about it and let alone the means. It was not until 1997 during her training as missionary of the General Board of Global Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia that her mission began to take shape.

Ishe Anesu is an after-school project. Maria designed the project and defined its primary objective as follows: to provide education to the underprivileged children/orphans and the poorest of the poor. In order to achieve this objective, the project pays school fees and buys school uniforms, books and stationery for the children. Wearing school uniform is required. In addition to paying school fees and buying uniforms, the project offers Christian education and values, social and family ethics and recreation. The project provides 2 meals a day. Minor injuries and illnesses requiring first-aid treatment are taken care of at the Project. The Project pays for Doctors appointments and treatment of the children. Occasionally, the children enjoy extracurricular activities such as visits to the museums, animal game preserves, airport, food factories and other sightseeing areas.

The Project began its operation in July 1998 with 15 children aged between 7 and 12. Since then, it has grown to an enrollment of 60 children most of whom are orphans of a father or mother or both. Their guardians are too poor to send them to school. Those who try to send them to school find their financial means blocked and the child is expelled from school. The project identifies these children and reinstates them in their respective schools.

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