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.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


The school is finally open--and a really exciting new project is taking place. It's a Pony Club, sponsored by our friend Sandy Paul, whose rescued horses are what brought me to Matopo in the first place.
What Sandy is doing is called Equine Assisted Education, and it's a lot more than just bouncing around a ring on a pony. Sandy's goals include teaching the children about how to care for animals, how to understand how they think, and at the same time developing the children's skills in team work and taking responsibility.
It's a marvellous undertaking and I'm so happy that the children at Matopo have this chance to participate. They deserve this and so much more!
Things are still very unsettled in Zimbabwe and as the world drags its heels in response, speaking for myself I'm very proud to be able to help these small initiatives in a small way.