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Sponsor an UPPER Grade Student for Youth Well Being Support
Special Case Sponsorship
We are finding students who are very deserving of a chance at higher education within our Nhimbe for Progress and Jangano projects. It is unusual in Zimbabwe to find children from poor families who have been able to overcome the odds and make it academically. Please read on – you may have a way to assist them!
Special Case Sponsorship – $297 – Polite Shara - Sponsored – Thank you!
Polite Shara is a student whom we sponsored for several years in the village setting. She is a brilliant girl currently at Glen View 2 High School doing her Form 2. Last term she received 7B’s and 1A. Her parents passed on, but fortunately she is able to live with her uncle, who approached us in February with her school report. She is also a prefect at the school which translates to a good investment for us all. Her tuition costs $297. We are interested in seeing her have a chance. Can you help Polite stay in school?
Special Case Sponsorship – $479 – Paidmoyo Mujuru - Sponsored – Thank you!
Paidamoyo Mujuru is a determined girl and now in Form 5, attending Kuwadzana High School. She passed 7 of her Ordinary level subjects (Form 4) with 2A’s, 4 B’s and 1C. She is Sam Mujuru’s daughter – Sam visited the US last year with Fradreck and we were blessed to spend time with him here at Ancient Ways. We can count on her tenacity. Her tuition costs $479. Can you be part of this young woman’s life and help her continue with her education?
Special Case Sponsorship – $594 – Joseph Mandevani - Sponsored – Thank you!
Joseph Mandevani is now in Form 2 at Mt Pleasant High School. He is another child that we sponsored in the village primary school. His last term results were 4A’s, 3B’s and 3C’s. He is also talented in sports like soccer and chess. He plays on the school team and despite of his age, he has been selected to be the captain! In Form 1 he scooped prizes of the “best student” in Commerce and Chess at school. His tuition costs $594. Can you help us help him to continue on this academic path?
Do you have it within your power to assist any of these students? We will be able to send you a letter and picture from the student. Thank you for taking the time to consider these unique young people!
The Challenges of an Older Student
The older child in Zimbabwe has many more stresses in their lives compared to the younger students. The peer relationships are of paramount importance, as they should be, but additionally, because their home lives are often more unstable due to:
- the economic conditions with unemployment being at levels that can’t be found in statistics,
- being orphaned, so counting upon only one parent or none, and sometimes being the eldest child to look after siblings, and/or
- living with relatives to be able to have access to a better school.
These challenges they face are a few of the ways that their lives can be so disrupted that even with our support they are unable to stay in school. The only way to overcome these issues would be to offer boarding school as an educational option. This is normally an answer only for the wealthy.
Our goal is to help these rural children to attend better schools, when their parents are able to be supportive enough to provide them with basics such as food and stable lodging, books and supplies, and transportation. We then cover the tuition and fees for education.
We focus on the girl child to give them more opportunities than they might normally find. This doesn’t mean that we don’t sponsor boys but we do prefer to see that the girls are not overlooked.
Are you able to reach out to one of the special children and give them that extra help to achieve that next level of education?