Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe

by Makomborero
Play Video
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Change Student Lives through Education in Zimbabwe
Girl Mentorship Programme
Girl Mentorship Programme

Term News

As always the first term brings with it the wonderful new external and internal students! We are thrilled to welcome the internal students into the boarding house and see them settle in! They have so courageously faced their new schools and we feel that they have weathered the storm of this first term of adjustment well! We are so proud of them. Our external students have also settled well into their new schools. We have run quite a few Life Skills sessions on Saturday’s where external and internal students are able to come together. Some of these sessions were run by some of our past students. Which is such a wonderful way for us to see them give back.

Due to the generous donations we received this term, each new student received a back pack and basic toiletries and our external students received a fabulous solar light to work by in the evenings. We have enjoyed seeing our students flourish in all aspects of school life and particularly enjoy seeing them embracing new clubs or sports that they were never exposed to at their previous schools. We have loved watching them perform in Eistedfford Music performances, sports days, debates etc. A richness of experiences that builds on who each of them is!

Our Life Skills programme has been full this term, with weekly sessions in the house with myself and then special weekend sessions on SAT prep, university applications, CV writing and market place preparedness, as well as Art Therapy and English lessons! We are so incredibly grateful to a huge group of volunteers who so willingly give us their time at the weekends to run these various life changing sessions! Thank you!!!

It is always great to see our students academic achievements being recognised and Hellenic L6 students receive full colours for their O level results: Milton, Shallom, Bradley full colours and Tadiwa half colours. We love it when the schools recognise our students hard work and reward them for it!

Our A-level results came out in February this year and we were thrilled with them. Class of 2018 internal students 1 – A*; 17 – As; 7 – Bs and External students 20 – As ; 6 – Bs ; 2 – Cs. Well done all of you and now we wait for final University places.

A UK Board member, Nicky Holden, visited in February this year and it was a very fruitful visit. We were given a very comprehensive 7 hour Safeguarding Audit – which we are thrilled to say we passed well, with a few areas of further implementation. At Makomborero, Safeguarding has taken place for a few years now. Our hearts are always to ensure that all students, staff, volunteers and trustees are Safeguarded against any kind of abuse. Nicky also spent some wonderful time with our students and climbing up Domboshava with us. We really do so appreciate UK Board members visits.

Community Projects

Girl Mentorship Programme - We launched our two girl mentorship programmes this year – one in Mbvuku and and one in Mufakose – working with 20 girls. This programme is bearing incredible fruit and we feel so privileged to work with the most vulnerable girls in each school, seeing their lives transform, seeing hope return. We have our past Makomborero girls working as mentors, who over two terms train community mentors in each school for long term sustainability of the programme. This means that next year we can increase to 40 girls and each year increase by 20 as more and more community mentors are trained and equipped. What I love about this programme is that it is not just the girls on the programme who benefit but training local community mentors is giving young woman the tools and opportunity to serve their community in a powerful sustainable way.

The Mobile Science Lab - launched again at the beginning of the year with 30 Form 3 students benefiting from the lab each Saturday, following a 10 week programme. This programme covers all Biology experiments that they require in Form 3 and 4, as well as a small fun Physics module. We love seeing these students blossom under the guidance of our great teachers.

NDEIPI? - We were thrilled to launch in Partnership with One Hope Initiatives our NDEIPI? Small business training course. This course is open to all families of current Makomborero Students, past students, Girl Mentors – basically anyone associated with Makomborero! This course will run over 2 terms with practical elements to it and will end with the students graduating at our Graduation at the end of the year. It is wonderful to give hope to families struggling but also to see their enthusiasm. We know by the end of the year there will be great testimonies!!!

 Current Zimbabwe situation

There is so much to celebrate this term with Makomborero but it would be amiss to not acknowledge the reality of how hard life in Zimbabwe is. We have crippling inflation that has left so many of our Makomborero families fighting for survival. We had some horrific political violence in January, that devastated some of our families and then were hit by an even more devastating cyclone in March. This cyclone has left thousands of people homeless and struggling to survive, while thousands have passed away. We have been so proud to see how Zimbabweans, in the face of our own hardships, have rallied around to bring support and help. I have never been prouder to be a Zimbabwean. Incredible stories of survival, bravery and coming together! Zimbabwe you have some huge battle scars but one day you will rise above all this crazy mess.

 

Past students

We are currently preparing 7 students to go off to the states for a one month orientation on ALA Mastercard Scholarship. Their scholarships are all over the world and we are so thrilled for the opportunity this gives our students. We are incredibly sad that this partnership comes to an end at the end of this next year, as they take their last intake next year but are grateful for the countless students who have benefitted from this programme over the years! We also have a few other students off on scholarship which we will profile over this next term! Congratulations to all of you – we know you will fly. We continue to love the contact we have with our students and hearing what they are up to! We look forward to welcoming many back over our winter term as many return to visit families. Our University students in Zimbabwe are all doing well and we love our sessions with them! They make us so proud as they face the realities of Zimbabwean life and studying but are coming through stronger for it!

 Sponsorship

We are so incredibly grateful to all our sponsors who continue to stand by us through some very trying times in Zimbabwe. Thank you, thank you for your support and belief in what we do. Thank you to all the individual sponsors too! We honestly could not do this without you. Thank

 

 

 

 

 

Combined students photo
Combined students photo
Art Therapy
Art Therapy
Science lab
Science lab
NDEIPI? Small business training
NDEIPI? Small business training
Martha First aid
Martha First aid
Resources
Resources
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Makomborero students 2018
Makomborero students 2018

We are only 12 days into 2019 and accordingly, we say Happy New Year to you all. We bade farewell to a difficult 2018 for most Zimbabwean families. The last few months of the year were incredibly hard with petrol and diesel queues which not only have persisted into the new year but have got even worse. There are also shortages of basic foodstuffs such as bread, flour, cooking oil, sugar, and other necessities. Makomborero has managed to weather the storms of Zimbabwe well and are incredibly grateful to the employees, volunteers and donars who have bouyed us up during this very difficult season.  Thank you!!!! 

At the end of 2018 we tragically lost our Chairman for Makomborero Zimbabwe, Pagiel Chimudzi.  He was a humble, gentle, wise man – who we relied on for wisdom, direction and was an ever-present sounding board. Pagiel will be greatly missed by Makomborero and many, many others!  Our hearts ache at the loss his wonderful family are experiencing and our love and support extend to them at this sad time.

 End of year activities

The third term always starts with the Prize Givings of our various partner schools.  All such different evenings, celebrating the wonderful individual characteristics of each school but also incredible to witness so many of our students shine! The term is also one of Leavers dances as the academic year draws to an end.  Our students loved the joy of getting dressed up and attending their dances with friends and celebrating the end of their school journey. Our Graduation was a wonderful celebration of the outgoing class of 2018 as they completed their 2yrs with Makomborero. The students sang a beautiful song, which brought tears to many as they bade farewell. We wish them all the very best as they enter their next phase of life. As a tradition, we ended the year with our wonderful Christmas party – bringing together again all the Internal and External students.  Good food, good fun, and little gifts!

Our Recruting process took place during November and December.  It was an incredible opportunity to leave lasting memories on many, many students hearts even though we can't take all of them.  We completed our recruiting process by visiting inspiring families just before Christmas. What a privilege to be welcomed into their homes.Families who have given everything to get their kids to this point. As the 2019 school calendar starts we welcome new students in the house. This year we have 5 boys and 4 girls. We are grateful for the family that has enabled us to take on an extra student, their generous sponsorship of one school fee at one of our partner schools, will go a long way in making a difference in the family of a promising young person.

We also gathered our super hero university grant beneficiaries during the Christmas break. We took time to encourage each other, share hearts, and we love each of these incredible students. Zimbabwe has such a bright future because of these young men and women. We even have a doctor among them now. Lesley is qualified now and ready to serve!

Upcoming activities for the term

The Girl Mentorship programme will continue this term, after a very successful pilot project in 2018. We look forward to having 2 groups of new students to be inspired and empowered by our past Makomborero girls. We will also take time to train the new Mentors as they both begin to prepare to leave for University in August this year. The Mobile lab sessions will also resume on Saturdays with our Science teacher and dedicated assistant. We have already started receiving inquiries from students who want to join the programme. Once again, we look forward to busy weekends, but all worthwhile and productive.

Our Results for 2018 Cambridge examinations have come out! We are thrilled with our students performances and look forward to feeding back the data from this year.  We remain hopeful for the local exams (ZIMSEC) results which the External students sit, that come around February.  Not it's waiting to see what tertiary education scholarships will come through!

We thank you all for your continued support of us!  You are what make all this work possible and thank you just does not seem like enough to express our gratitude!   We brace for another challenging year for the Zimbabwean economy, but it's one we face with great hope because we have an incredible team and we know we continue to shape the future of Zimbabwe through these young people. Once again we wish you a prosperous 2019!

 

 

 

Christmas party 2018
Christmas party 2018
Recruitment testing
Recruitment testing
Home visits
Home visits
New Lower sixes
New Lower sixes
Makomborero University grant students
Makomborero University grant students
Brother and sisters on Mastercard ALA scholarship
Brother and sisters on Mastercard ALA scholarship

Links:


Attachments: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Students at Jonas Primary
Students at Jonas Primary

This is our busiest term, end of year Cambridge exams have already started. We wish all our students the very best. We are grateful to you our sponsors for ensuring they have had all they require to get to this final stage for many of them!  We are also grateful for the in-kind donations we have received at the Resource Center (RC).  These included solar panels to help keep our invertor running during the power cuts, especially at this critical exam time. The students were also given toothbrushes and stationery from Australia - these little things are big deals! We are often so overwhelmed by the generosity of individuals giving what they can when they can!  Every contribution plays a part in keeping Makomborero going!  It is heartwarming especially as Zimbabwe is going through a difficult transitionary phase. We have had to deal with fuel shortages, price increases across the board and hyperinflationary conditions. This has been punctuated by a Cholera outbreak in Harare and other parts of the country. We have had to be extra vigilant with hygiene at the RC and help our student's families with detergents and water purifying chemicals, as a control mechanism.  It has been an honour to be able to do this!

 

Makomborero Camp

The August School holidays were ended with our Makomborero Camp, where all of our current students (internal and external) come together for 3 days at the Resource Center. The first day was a full day of community service and this time we went to Jonas Primary school, in the communal lands to the south of Harare where we did blackboard painting. The Headmaster and staff were very grateful for the gesture, as they are celebrating their 100year anniversary. It was a good experience for all the students being able to give back and see how little things can impact lives. Other highlights of the camp was the 3D printing workshop run by the MakerClub, what an eye-opener for most students. The camp also had focused group discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The students demonstrated a great level of awareness and we took time to encourage them to engage in social entrepreneurship, finding solutions in their communities to the problems they face. The camp concluded with a combined birthday party for everyone with games and much fanfare. The camp was a great opportunity for the students to bond as a family, to feel motivated for the term ahead and encourage each other as some reach the end of their Makomborero journey.

Fundraising

We held our annual Fundraiser the Openair movie screening at Hellenic Academy again this year. We were thrilled to be able to screen the movie "The Greatest Showman" starring Hugh Jackman and many others. The support was incredible. We are grateful to Hellenic Academy for their generosity towards us in allowing us to use their facilities and a big thank you to the families who came through to support. We are very grateful to Zim Openair Cinemas for this valuable partnership.

Students Achievements

We celebrated with Ntombi, a rising senior at Arizona State University for winning the African Young Achievers Award for Academic Excellence.

Roy and Shyline, current upper sixth students both had the privilege to attend the Yale Young Global Scholars 2018 programme in America. Life changing opportunity and very enriching academically and culturally.

Clarety and Rufaro led the Davis Peace Project, Facilitating Equal Access to Modern Education: A Road to a Peaceful Society, at Seke 1 High School in Chitungwiza. It was attended by over 70 students and many of our current and past students took part as volunteers.

We are excited to have four more students graduate this year, Rodwell who was studying Electronics and Electrical Engineering in Brunei. We also are proud of 3 of our local University grant scheme beneficiaries at the University of Zimbabwe. Paidamoyo graduated in Pharmacy, Chido - Business Studies (Banking & Finance) and Lawrence who was studying Geoinformatics and Surveying. We wish them the very best in their next phase, as they begin to look for jobs and find their way in life. It was Prizes galore at St Georges as all six of our boys won awards at the Speech and Prize Giving night. The boys are flourishing under the care of the school.

Visitors from the UK

We are thankful for the Campbell's who came to visit Makomborero all the way from the UK. They fully immersed themselves into the life of Makomborero, spending time with staff and students. They were hosted by Peter's family (a lower sixth student) for dinner, what a lovely evening and it gave them an opportunity to appreciate where our students come from and the hardships that their families face.

2019 Scholarships!

We have begun sending out forms for the 2019 scholarship applications. There is greater interest from across the country with students hoping to get one of the few places given. This process shall soon be followed with the selection and testing process to ensure we select the right students.  

This is a brief summary of what we have achieved over the last 3 months but if you would like further information, please do follow us on Facebook.

Blackboard painting
Blackboard painting
Combined birthday party
Combined birthday party
Davies project in Chitungwiza
Davies project in Chitungwiza
Ntombi African Achievers Award
Ntombi African Achievers Award
Rodwell Graduation
Rodwell Graduation
Openair screening
Openair screening
Campbells visit
Campbells visit

Links:


Attachments: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Graduating students
Graduating students

Second term of the schools is always the longest and the busiest season of the school calendar and this year was no exception. It is always a delight to have the parents and students of the external students come around to the Resource Centre to collect their proof of payment for their school fees and examinations fees. We had a great chance to connect with them and get to know them a little better.

The Girl Mentorship Programme and The Mobile Lab kicked off in earnest. We have shared previously on the Girl Mentorship Programme as this has a specific campaing attached to it. We have watched our past students shoulder the responsibility of leading the programme and the transformation within themeselves has been ernomous. The 9 girls of Mufakose have experienced and learnt so much.  They have gained confidence and are starting to believe in themselves again. We just can't wait to see what the future holds for them!

The Science Mobile lab this term brings together 25 students from 8 different high density schools. The Science teachers are amazed week after week by the enthusiasm the students have towards the Biology experiments, which all helps to reinforce how practical lessons are an essential part of education and in shaping the pupils' world views.

The Upper Sixth external students had an incredible life changing out door camp in Nyanga, where they were taught on Leadership and Teamwork. It was an experience none of them had ever experienced before! We received some very positive reviews from the Camp leaders and we thank them so much for putting together a wonderful programme for our students. These students school are not able to offer them these opportunities and it is wonderful that Makomborero can!

Graduation

We continue to celebrate our full circle, since last year we saw our first group of pionneer students graduate and this year again the celebrations continue. We had our first female graduate. Lisa graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Biochemistry (Premedical Studies) We are so proud of Lisa for being a torch bearer for the other female students at Makomborero.Congratulations to Tinashe who graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from African University. He was 2nd best Undergrad student and Best Innovative graduating student! We are also so incredibly proud of Taringana who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College! We can't wait to see what the future holds for these hardworking young leaders and there will be a few more graduations to come this year!

News from our students

We are proud of what our students have been up to and that they continue to be exemplary and show their leadership qualities every step of their educational journey. Prince had an opportunity for the 2nd time around to meet Her Royal Highness Princess Anne who is also the Chancellor of Edinburgh University. Prince together with four other students was part of and exclusive gathering with some of the top Funders of the University. He was also part of a nine member team that won the UK Enactus Championships and they will travel to California for the World Championships in October. We wish them all the best. For the first time we had 14 of our students qualify for the Science Olympiad. They had an opportunity to travel to South Africa for the Sasol Science Focus Week. 3 of them did very well with Shaun and Roy winning prizes in the top 10! At the same time in South Africa, our past students Tinashe and Rufaro where finalists at the V- Fest at the ALA Decennial celebrations.

They both had an opportunity to reconnect with fellow Makomborero students from different year groups.

Shylline, a current upper sixth student is in America for a 2 week programme at Yale University, The Yale Global Scholars Programme. We thank our sponsors for making it possible for her to travel.

Five of our 2016 past students have started their month long orientation at Rochester University. We thank MasterCard – ALA for the scholarships and for looking after our students. They will be starting their journey in tertiary education some in Germany, Canada and American universities and we wish them all the best. We are also proud of the Internships that Ntombi, Prince and Phillip have been doing in their respective areas of study. We also got to learn of Ngoni’s successful entrepreneurship journey in his community of Chitungwiza. While on his Gap year he started a LP Gas business, through this time he has managed to repay the loan he borrowed to start the venture and now as he leaves for school his mother and young brother can rely on the business for their sustenance. Our past students have also been engaging in enriching community service project . Joseph has been involved in teaching at his former school, while Ngoni was also participating in mentorship classes at Seke 4 High School. Prince was also instrumental in the Kids in Tech programme at his former workplace, Netro Electronics.

Two Makomborero students, Taku and Roy were part of the theatrical presentation of the acclaimed Lion King. According to local reviews it has been the best so far. We thank the Harare Youth Choir for giving our students an opportunity to showcase their talent on live stage! Though very busy, they loved every minute of it and the whole Makomborero family enjoyed a night out to watch the boys perform.

We are delighted for Belinda who was awarded the Botstiber Scholarship Programme at Penn State and will be leaving in August. From the same year group is Takudzwa, who becomes our third student at Edinburgh University. He travels in September to start his degree in Engineering and we hope with his love for music, he will be able to further enhance his talent there.

Fundraising

We are thankful to Leonie and her 10yr old son Toby who climbed Yorkshire 3 peaks to raise money for Makomborero. We are grateful for every effort our sponsors put in to complement our work.

We also received a book donation through a company, which has helped enrich our Resource Centre library.

Michael, a 2016 past student also kindly donated a Physics kit for the Science Mobile Lab. This will enable us to conduct experiments on Electronics. We are forever grateful to him for using his hard earned money to give back to Makomborero in such a special way. We look forward to starting the Physics experiments in the coming terms. We are so thankful to all our donors and everyone who works so hard for Makomborero to be what it is today. All this work is made possible by the sacrifices that each one of you makes.

Sad News

The Makomborero family is still grappling with the sad loss of one of our 2015 past external student, Takudzwa. He was enrolled at the Charles Prince Airport for his Pilot licence. At the time of his death, Taku was doing his practical with the Air Force of Zimbabwe where he collapsed and died during training. Taku will be solely missed. What a young life and full of potential. Within the same week we received sad news once again. Our House Mother, Dinnis’ son passed on in Capetown. He was studying for a Masters in Molecular Biology. He succumbed to embolism in the heart. What an accomplished young man he was. We say may they both rest in peace and we continue to remember both families throughout this difficult time.

All this and more is shared in detail on our Facebook page. Kindly invite friends and family to like our page. As we conclude the Term we wish our students all the best in their mid-year exams and wish them a restful holidays ahead.  Thank you again for your continued support of all that we do!

External students Camp
External students Camp
2018 external students and parents
2018 external students and parents
Students at Rochester
Students at Rochester
Taku and Roy at Lion King
Taku and Roy at Lion King
Prince and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne
Prince and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne
Girl Mentorship Programme
Girl Mentorship Programme
MakZim Family
MakZim Family

Links:


Attachments: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Girl Mentorship Programme
Girl Mentorship Programme

We love the start of each New Year – it is filled with such hope and expectation.  It is also an incredibly hard adjustment for our new Lower Sixth Students coming into the house.  It takes all term and they are brave and courageous as they face a completely different culture in the Boarding House and at their new schools.  BUT they are all doing so well and as we reflect over the term we can see how well they are adjusting!  Welcome Patrice, Muzi, Martha, Tinaye, Simba and Tino!

Also, welcome to our new Lower Sixth External students – we were so pleased to be able to give you each a solar light and backpack kindly donated to us for you. Not only our external students but our internal students too received backpacks. These were so generously donated to us by IH Group and a wonderful past student that Mark taught at Hellenic. Often people are unsure how they can help but these kinds of donations make such a huge impact on our student's lives!

We were also thrilled to receive our examination results for 2017 this term.   AS Results: 21A’s,10B’s, 5C’s, A-level Results: 2A*’s, 9A’s, 7B’s, 8C’s and 1D and Zimsec (External Students) 13A’s2B, 2D, 3E’sTop of Form

Tino started with us in January and sadly got an infected handed which went to sepsis very quickly.  It was a very painful experience for him and an incredibly difficult time for us trying to access health care for him.  It highlighted the desperate state of our health care system in Zimbabwe and we were very thankful we had the funds to mix private and Government cover for him.  He has made a full recovery and is settling into school life well!  He has also been selected to attend a 3-week exchange programme with a Jesuit school in Boston.  What an incredible opportunity this will be for him.

Roy, Munya and Brandon received full academic colours at their respective schools for their outstanding AS results – well done you guys!!  Chiko also received half colours for Cross Country this term – a sport he never knew how good he was at!   Shyline has also been on a journey of discovery with her sprinting, shot put and hammer throwing – she’s really good!  Isabel, Lincoln and Patrice have done exceptionally well in Chess and Isabel have made it to the Nationals over the Easter holiday.  Roy and Donald took part in the choirs that performed in the Eisteddfod, winning Honours in a few categories.  We love seeing our students discover new talents!

We had a fantastic movie night with all our students – we went to go and see Black Panther.  What a wonderfully empowering and inspiring movie.  It was also an incredibly fun evening, especially as for most of our student it was their first time at the movies!

Our Life Skills sessions have been lively this term with fantastic opportunities to chat, share and build deeper relationships with our internal students.  These have been such a highlight of the term!  The students learn lots and so do we!  We were able to implement our Safe Guarding policy at the beginning of the term, as we do each year and in light of the Oxfam scandal to know that we have a policy in place already is very reassuring.

 

Mobile Science Laboratory

Our Mobile Science Laboratory has kicked off this year with two sessions running every Saturday, with students from all over Harare.  It is exciting to see our teachers and volunteers run with this programme with such passion week in and week out.  We are seeing students gain confidence and love what they are learning each week.  We look forward to Term 2 and the new students that will join us.

 

Girl Child Mentorship Programme

In collaboration with ALA Mastercard and our past Makomborero Zimbabwe young ladies, we will be launching our Girl Mentorship Programme in May.  This is an incredible opportunity for us to impact vulnerable girls who could very easily drop out of school due to many factors.  These young girls will be roughly 14 years of age and we have been working on a curriculum and planning an exciting project that will run for the rest of this year.  More details will follow as we launch a Little by Little campaign on GlobalGiving to fund this life-changing project.  What makes this project sustainable is that it will be Makomborero past students who run the weekly meetings.  Young ladies who know first hand the struggles these young girls face.

 

GlobalGiving

We were thrilled to host GlobalGiving for an afternoon in March where they came to inspect our operations and how we run Makomborero Zimbabwe.  It is wonderful to partner with an organisation that checks on the integrity of an organisation, making sure that donors funding is being spent well and on what the money was donated for.  They were such an encouragement to us and kept saying they were blown away at what we do.  We feel their visit is a huge endorsement for us. 

 Volunteers

We love our volunteers to come in and help in specific areas of need.  Saskia for her incredibly inspiring English lessons on a Friday, Alison for her fantastic knowledge of writing essays for university applications, Tsungi for his help with our Life Skills sessions this term and Patricia Mutumha from Nicoz Diamond for inspiring our 2017 leavers on their career choices.  Without volunteers, it would be very hard to do what we do!

 

Thank you

A big thank you to all our corporate and individual sponsors who really do make it possible to do what we do!  Your support is so valued!  Thank you, Thank you for continuing to choose to partner with us.

We were also so grateful to have Simba, one of our UK Trustees out to visit as term closed.  We are incredibly thankful to our UK board for their dedication and commitment to Makomborero and all that we do.

 


Black Panther , Movie night
Black Panther , Movie night
GlobalGiving Certificate
GlobalGiving Certificate
Holly and Norman from GlobalGiving
Holly and Norman from GlobalGiving
UK oard member , Simba's visit
UK oard member , Simba's visit
Mobile lab sessions
Mobile lab sessions

Links:


Attachments: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Makomborero

Location: Sidcup, Kent - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MakomboreroUK
Project Leader:
Rumbie Mzenda
Harare, Harare Zimbabwe
$132,865 raised of $150,000 goal
 
514 donations
$17,135 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Makomborero has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.