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, November 8, 2016

Update - September 2016

"The first group of ten scholarship girls are graduating! Thanks to ETAS and other supporting friends, these girls have successfully completed their A-Level exams after six years of high school. In September 2016, I visited Silobi High School in the Matopo region of Zimbabwe, and was the Guest of Honour at the scholastic awards ceremony. I gave a speech on the topic of "Education is a Tool for Empowerment" which was very well received! There have been some wonderful spinoffs from the original ETAS Teacher-to-Teacher project: not only has the Roger Federer Foundation become involved through our contacts, but also ETAS member Ruth Jakobs, who volunteered at the project in 2013, raised funds to provide bicycles for many pupils who need to travel long distances in order to attend school. Well done, ETAS, well done!" ~ Cindy Hauert

(Photos below attributed to Cindy Hauert: first scholarship graduates; delivering groceries to the Silobi scholarship students; prize giving at the Awards Ceremony; Cindy giving a speech at the Awards Ceremony.)