To contribute towards improved community welfare (especially the youth and the elderly), particularly in community health, education, shelter, art and sport, and make a difference towards nature conservation in Zimbabwe.
To create a long-term roadmap for our business by empowering partnerships that create value through social, moral, strategic and environmental CSR initiatives in Zimbabwe.
Their threefold business strategy of careful assessment of customer and market needs, reasonable pricing and a continuous supply of products ensured the Meikles brothers success enabling expansion into Bulawayo, Harare (Salisbury) Masivingo (Fort Victoria) and Mutare.
The philanthropy endeavours of the Meikle family in general and Thomas Meikle in particular have been in play as early as 1900’s and continue today.
Ventures into the hotel industry came later under the leadership of Thomas (Tom) Meikle with the first luxury hotel built in 1915, a modern version of which still stands on the original piece of land in central Harare.
The Meikles Foundation constitutes a Board of Trustees who provides guidance and governance for the Foundation. The day to day operations, encompassing all areas, is managed by an Executive Director, assisted by volunteers and partners.
We, at the Foundation, believe in that old adage saying,
‘give a man a fish and you feed him for a day,
teach him how to fish, and you feed him for life’