Mustard Seed Communities UK
Mustard Seed Communities (MSC) is an international non-profit organization which was founded in 1978 by Father Gregory Ramkissoon in Kingston, Jamaica. It started with a small home which cared for abandoned and handicapped children, and over the years the activities / mission spread into Haiti, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic and in 2002 to Zimbabwe.
In Jamaica MSC International employs over 300 workers and volunteers who care for hundreds of children and organize community-based operations which include 4 internet cafes and a 24 hour radio station. There are several homes which care for children with various disabilities and those affected by HIV/AIDS and there is also a home for abandoned pregnant teenagers.
MSC’s primary mission focuses on caring, sharing and training of the most vulnerable in society as indicated the mission statement.
Mustard Seed Communities Zimbabwe was established in July 2002 in Bulawayo. The main focus is caring for abandoned, orphaned and vulnerable children. Initially, MSC-Zim was known as “The Narrow Gate Youth” which was specifically formed to coordinate a feeding program for the children in Sauerstown. The youth were encouraged to take a leading role in the development and execution of this program as well as becoming involved in various outreach activities in Bulawayo. Gradually the numbers of both the youth and the children increased and this formed the foundation of MSC.
Mustard Seed Communities UK was established to raise awareness in the UK to support the programs of Mustard Seed Communities International and specifically MSC Zimbabwe.
To learn more about how to get involved with Mustard Seed Communities in the UK, please contact: Peter Mitchell by Phone: +44 1322 556955 or email at Peter.Mitchell@mustardseed.com