First Lady Amai Mugabe explained to the delegates how she mooted the philanthropic projects after acquiring a farm under the land reform programme. "We acquired the farm under the (land) programme and we did that for a good cause," said Amai Mugabe. "All this area was a bush and we started from scratch, clearing the land up to construction level. Many people thought we were crazy and never thought this would be achievable but now here we are." Amai Mugabe said the project was her "small" way of contributing to Zimbabwean society and called on the corporate sector to play their part in helping the less privileged."When I started this project, I knew people would support us and we rely solely on donations," she said.
"Now I am happy people want to be part of this project and are contributing in various ways. Our target is to build a secondary school for the children and community at large as well as a university and I know by the grace of God we will make it." She said children at the home were not for adoption."I am taking them as my own children and I am going to raise them the same way I do to my blood children and would never give them up for adoption," she said. "It is a mammoth task to feed them but I know with the support of well wishers it will be a success. Children are a treasure from God and let us always treat them the same way we want to be treated. Even in giving clothes and other things, let us not give them second hand things because we are all equal before God."