Danai Children’s Home was founded in 2002 by the late Francisca Saungweme aka Granny and is currently home to 25 children aged 2-18. Danai is distinguished by its family feel; our children interact as a family and fill the house with music and laughter. Several of our children are doing well at school and others have shown talent at sport, music and art. Together, our children form an exuberant choir.

Francisca Saungwene

000120th of March 1944- 1st of June 2015

Widowed with 4 children and 5 grandchildren


Secondary education:
O Levels, 1962

Tertiary education:
Speciss College: Secretarial Coarse, 1980 – 1981
Teachers certificate, 1990

Harare Theological College:
Bachelors degree in Theology, 1997 – 2000

Work Experience:
Ministry of Education, Primary school teacher (Grade 1) 1963-1970

Lever Brothers:

Facilitating home making programs in women’s clubs 1971 – 1979

University of Zimbabwe:
Secretarial work, Department of Political and Administrative studies 1980 – 1981
Administrator – House keeping department 1982 – 1984

Cotton Markerting Board
Purchasing and supplies officer 1984 – 1989

Kwekwe Technical College:
Lecturer in Stores Management Course 1991

Redcliff Town Council:
Purchasing and stores controller 1992 – 1994

Moved to the U.K to support her daughters with her grandchildren:

Ravenswood Village (UK Based);
Care giver ( children with special needs) 2000 -2002

Other Community based activities:
i)  S.O.S Children’s village
ii) Eden Children’s village
iii) Moutgomery Heights, Mutorashanga