About Us

I AM Zimbabwe Trust is a not-for-profit, Non- Governmental Organization (N.G.O.) formed in August 2015 by Edward Tsango, a longtime Mbare resident and community advocate. The organization was initially called I AM Mbare, in honor of the historical, bustling, high density, suburb of Mbare. Edward recognized the need to empower the youth of the community due to a number of risk factors including hunger, drug and alcohol abuse, crime, child sex work and a lack of access to education. The identification of these factors led to the establishment of I AM MBARE, which aimed to develop targeted strategies to address these multi-faceted social challenges and bring about positive change in the lives of the youth while simultaneously uplifting the name of the community.

Due to the identification of similar needs presented by other local communities, I AM Mbare soon expanded its programs and activities to additional locations around Zimbabwe. This act of unity and sharing was the primary reason that the organization became known as I AM Zimbabwe Trust. I AM Zimbabwe Trust aims to empower children, youth and elderly people in individual communities across the country through sports, clean-up campaigns, skills training, free education for orphans and vulnerable children, awareness campaigns and COVID-19 Education and Outreach.


To nurture, educate and empower a community of safe and healthy, children, youth and older adults.


To impact and change the lives of vulnerable children, youth and elderly people in urban and rural communities through the delivery of high-quality educational programs, community engagement activities and social outreach programs.


  • We are a non-tribal, non-political and non-religious organization
  • We hold the needs of children and youth as our top priority
  • We maintain a high standard of integrity and professionalism

Pillars of Purpose

  • Counseling for healing of traumatic experiences
  • Provision of free education for orphans and vulnerable children
  • Campaigns against all forms of child abuse
  • Conducting of health and wellness workshops
  • Environmental awareness and protection
  • Nurturing of talent through the Arts, Sports and Culture
  • Life skills trainings
  • COVID-19 Community Outreach


  • Expansion of ‘I AM’ to over 13 urban, rural and international communities
  • Award of 75 Bicycles from World Bicycle Relief
  • COVID-19 Prevention Campaign
  • Successful GoFundMe COVID-19 Food Relief Campaign where $10500 dollars was raised for the  distribution of more than 1000 food parcels to vulnerable families
  • Care of teen mothers and their babies
  • Establishment of Ladies Hub and Boys to Men
  • Annual Community Clean-up Campaigns
  • Awareness campaigns against child abuse, alcohol and substance abuse
  • Annual Sports Day events
  • Storytelling about the history of the community by older community members
  • Youth workshops on topics such as peace and justice, leadership and sexual reproductive health
  • Community outreach through home and care center visits
  • Basic computer skills training for youth and adults
  • Free education provided to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC’s)
  •  Launch of I AM K.U.T.A.M.B.A. ECD program in Mbare and Epworth
  • Income generating projects such as soap making, vegetable gardens and rabbit rearing
  • Provision of counseling services
  • Strong partnerships with local organizations and businesses

Our Communities

I AM Bindura

I AM Chipinge

I AM Chitungwiza

I AM Domboshava

I AM Epworth

I AM Kambuzuma

I AM Kuwadzana

I AM Msasa

I AM Mbare

I AM Mupandira

I AM Munyawiri

I AM Murewa

I AM Mutoko