The Matopo Primary School Teacher-to-Teacher project is documented here. It is kindly being supported by ETAS (English Teachers Association Switzerland) and the Roger Federer Foundation.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

hope?

As many of you may kn0w, there will be elections held in Zimbabwe at the end of this month---we are all waiting with baited breath to see if the opposition will make a stand.

In the meantime, things are not improving--there is 100,000% inflation, and even if people had any money, there is nothing to buy...no drugs at the hospitals, no food in the shops.

On a more optimistic note, the English Teachers Association of Switzerland has been able to buy some more books for Matopo Primary School. I am happy kind of sad about this, because I have the feeling the kids need food more than books at this point.

Read the article from The Guardian to get an idea about what it's like to live in Zimbabwe now.

Cindyfile:///D:/Data/Teaching/Materials/Articles/Guardian/The%20true%20cost%20of%20living%20in%20Zimbabwe.doc

1 comment:

Illya said...

Cindy, You are doing an excellent job of keeping up this blog! How are the children of Matopo School and the teachers doing in this precarious situation of insecurity? Do they feel the tension building while the president refuses to publish the results of the election? (would we believe him anyway?)

Especially now in these difficult times it is so important what you are doing, and I hope that others find this message and express the same!

Harare's blog 'International Nomade' is a good reminder of the discrepencies in Simbabwe and the world.