Matopo Primary School

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.)

Friday, August 14, 2015

2015 AGM Final Update on Teacher-to-Teacher Project

As Teacher-to-Teacher coordinator for the ETAS Matopo Project, Cindy Hauert gave the final update on this very successful project during the 2015 Annual General Meeting of ETAS Members. The project, which gained significant support from the Roger Federer Foundation, as well as the Cologny Municipality in the Canton of Geneva, has raised enough funds to allow all the girls who started the program to finish their high school education. What an accomplishment for them -- thanks to the generous efforts of ETAS members and supporters of this Teacher-To-Teacher project.

A special word of thanks to Cindy Hauert, among others for her engagement and leadership in the project since its inception, to Raymond Rogers for his financial advice and assistance over the years, and Ruth Jakobs for visiting the project and sharing an update and her pictures at the PD Day Conference in September 2014. This was truly a worthy project and a jewel in the crown of ETAS' Milestones.

JoAnn Salvisberg
ETAS President, 2014-2017

Summer 2014 Teacher-to-Teacher 'Matopo Project' Update

Ruth Jakob's Presentation – PD Day – August 2014