What We Do
We are here not for income, but for outcome
We seek to serve children and families affected by cancer as well as communities throughout Zimbabwe. We want to give practical expressions of the love, care, and responsibility we have to each other as human beings, and strive to be humble and accountable in the way we work.
We provide different services that include clinical care, advocacy, and case management. We provide Chemotherapy drugs, blood and blood products, CT and MRI Scans, transport allowances. Under supportive services, we source and provide prosthetics, admission, and discharge packs.
Kidzcan conducts Paediatric Cancer Early Detection and Awareness Campaigns/Workshops which are currently being piloted in Mash Central. We advocate for subsidized private specialized medical/health services and promote pediatric oncology services within the public health system.
Kidzcan does not only help the patients themselves but also their caregivers. We provide individual and group counseling to children, parents, and caregivers. Parent support groups are conducted once a week and children receive play and learning materials. Our volunteers hold structured plays and a clown visits them every week.
To have a compassionate world where children with cancer are given the chance to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. The team believes that before we can show love to others outside we should first be able to share it among ourselves and hence we are one big family that loves and supports each other.
Having grown from a mission of Northside Community Church, we have Christian roots and have precise values of love, empathy, and integrity and even though we are Christians ourselves we help all children regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or race.
We recognize that we do not have all the answers, the resources or the skills necessary to achieve our purpose. Hence we seek to work together with communities, clinicians, government, and organizations in a spirit of partnership, regardless of religion, ethnicity or race to make a meaningful difference.
Our mission is to increase the survival rate and ensure the utmost quality of life of children with cancer in a caring environment.
The Kidzcan team comprises of a mixed bag of people with different competencies and skills. From having started off with just one member we have grown to have 9 board members, 6 full time staff and 19 volunteers. We are dedicated to making sure that children with cancer in Zimbabwe are given adequate help and support.