In Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, 6000 of the 40,000 residents are orphans due to the AIDS epidemic. Co-President of the Visual Arts and Design Educators Association NSW (VADEA NSW), teacher at Trinity Grammar and IEU member, Stephen Collins established a charity to help support students in the area.
In 2006 Stephen took a school photographic safari tour to Southern Africa. On the safari he met Misheck Mujeni, the safari cook, who looked after local orphan children in his hometown of Victoria Falls.
Stephen kept in touch with Misheck and in 2009 they created a Trust in Victoria Falls called Umhambi Childrens Fountain of Hope Trust, and registered it with the Zimbabwe authorities.
Later in 2010 Stephen, along with the Miller family from Burwood, established the Umhambi Zambezi Orphan Project Incorporated Association that raises money to send to the Trust in Victoria Falls.