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    Home of Hope Orphanage children at play
  • ambulance2
    A makeshift "ambulance"
  • insideschool
    Hard at work in the classroom
  • zimbabwemarch
    School children carry their belongings on their heads on the way to classes
  • kid&taecher
    Happy times
  • field
    Some of the crops grown on the farm
  • redhatbaby
    A baby in the clinic sports a cap knitted by United Methodist Women in the US


The Nyadire Connection (TNC), based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a faith-based, non-profit organization that seeks to support and sustain the Nyadire United Methodist Mission in northeastern rural Zimbabwe, Africa.  The Nyadire Mission offers a hospital, nursing school, school system (preschool through high school), orphanage, teachers’ college, farm, and many other services to the surrounding community.

TNC was founded in 2006 after a Volunteer in Mission team of 18 Pittsburghers traveled to Nyadire for three weeks.  The team provided medical and pastoral care, conducted a Vacation Bible School for primary school children, and converted a dormitory into individual rooms at the Nurses’ Training School.  After returning from the mission trip, many felt that support to Nyadire should be ongoing and more in depth.

The team hoped to develop a partnership and facilitate relationships between friends in the U.S. and Nyadire.  The team felt TNC could interpret needs as expressed by Zimbabweans in Nyadire, identify needs in additional areas and provide support.