Children of Hope mid year update 2016
The country is very unstable at the moment and access to cash is incredibly difficult.
Some organisations have had to put staff on half time and many people don’t receive their salaries on time. Below is a table showing how much it actually costs to keep 34 children in school for one term in Zimbabwe. These children, living in Mutare and Honde Valley, are in classes that range from Year 1 to A levels.
One story that really touched my heart when reading the termly report from the team in Zimbabwe was:
Craig Mugova’s mother passed away recently and Craig now lives with his two brothers. Their mother had a stroke from high blood pressure a few years ago and lost mobility in her left side. She made a living making cushions for the furniture makers in the area. Craig’s brother, Shepherd, had also been on the programme, but is now working for a restaurant. Before Craig and his brothers came onto the programme, they had been removed from class for non-payment of fees and Craig would sneak back into class any opportunity he would get, especially when the office staff were busy and did not notice him coming back into class. The teachers would leave him in class whenever they could. Craig has very good results, but his results have not been to his usual standard over the last couple of terms because of his mother’s passing and the three boys adjusting to life without her.
The truth is without keep a child learning these children would be out of school, so thank you for your support and commitment
If you would like to be part of the family supporting these and many other orphans in their education then please consider setting up a standing order.
Nancy (care worker) Salary (May – Aug)