Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe

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Makomborero started its work in 2011 to see lives changed through education. Providing A-level education to talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We have a Resource Centre(RC) where 16 students live during the week and benefit from pastoral care, food & educational resources. We also have 16 External students whose school fees and examination fees are paid for. We also help place our students at Universities offering a local university grant scheme for those who don't get scholarship

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Zimbabwe is in political & economic turmoil & families are struggling to survive, let alone pay for an education for their children. There has been an increase of deaths from HIV & AIDS and stress related illnesses, leading to many orphaned children. The drop out rates in schools is very high, particularly with girls, due to the cultural pressures & expectations put on them. Access to A-level education is very limited & often deserving students never make it that far. We bridge that gap.


We take students who would never be able to write their A-levels but have incredible potential. We see students flourish under the multifaceted private education that they receive, as well as seeing them blossom under the nurturing care at the RC. Our external students also flourish, with the financial burden removed from their families. By focusing on a few students, we produce a very high calabre of student, students who learn to adjust to 2 very different cultures.

Long-Term Impact

Makomborero has changed lives of many families, more than 100 over the past 6 years. Seeing families lifted out of poverty by empowering 1 of their children. We see these students support their families either through entrepreneurial means or their stipends. Our first students graduate from University this year & we know that they are destined for great things. In the short time they are with us we instill a passion for Zimbabwe & know they will make a huge impact on the future of this nation

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information


Location: Sidcup, Kent - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MakomboreroUK
Project Leader:
Rumbie Mzenda
Sidcup, Kent United Kingdom
$21,933 raised of $50,000 goal
100 donations
$28,067 to go
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