Harare News is pleased to announce its partnership with House of Smiles, an organisation that supports children living on the streets of the capital. Starting with the February issue, two of the youth supported by House of Smiles will be selling copies of the paper for R2 or 20c, with all proceeds going towards the youth themselves.
Innocent Chishoro and Tinotenda Hufu will be wearing Harare News t-shirts while they work, and can produce an ID card on request.
This month is a trial run of the partnership, and if all goes well, could be used as a springboard to provide work experience and livelihood to more of the city’s underprivileged and unemployed youth.
Harare News prides itself on being a free publication, but management has decided to put the strong brand name to good use in the community, and hopes that readers like you will show your support. Innocent and Tinotenda are making the paper available in additional places, but you can still pick up your free copy from your regular outlet.
“We are very happy to be working with Harare News in this way,” says Enias Maramah, Child Protection Officer at House of Smiles. “When they approached us with the idea, we knew that this could be a win-win partnership.”
Innocent and Tinotenda will have two days to sell their quota of papers at the start of each month. If you work in the CBD, be sure to find them to get your copy.