In the photo below you see me, Cindy Hauert, on the right, on the left Norma Ferguson, a partner in our project, and in the middle David Coltart, a civil rights lawyer who is now the Minister of Education in Zimbabwe. I was very fortunate to be able to meet David during our last visit and get his insights into the state of the education system in Zimbabwe.
Things might seem to be hopeless, but despite the challenges David keeps an upbeat yet realistic view of what can be done given the constraints. There are some good things happening too, and we want to focus on what we can aim for. The gains may seem small, but you have to start somewhere, and every child we can touch with our efforts has a chance he or she wouldn't have without us.
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.