Cephas John Foundation is a non-profit organization that awards education grants to exceptional underprivileged children, who live in Zimbabwe. We offer this opportunity to children who show good academic potential and leadership qualities from a young age. Through education, we envision a future where all children have a chance to live a life filled with opportunity. We see the value in educating children, and hope to be a catalyst for positive change. As we take this journey together, we strive to be the change we want to see in the World.
Word from the founder
The foundation is dedicated to my Grandfather Cephas Oraison John Siziba, a man who lived his life passionately educating girls and boys and empowering his community. Cephas John was the Headmaster of Rusvinge High school, located in Zvishavane in the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe. He was a respected community leader, teacher, devoted husband and loved Father and Grandfather.
My Grandfather believed in helping his community reach their highest potential, and his love for education was his greatest legacy. He lived a principled life, and had an amazing energy and character that drew people to him for guidance, advice and prayer. It was only right that I do my part to continue his life work, and honor him with a foundation that will aspire to educate girls and boys all over Zimbabwe.
In his memory, I too aim to live purposefully.
Shamiso Catherine Ruzvidzo
Founder | Philantropist