Trip to Nemauku, Zimbabwe


A team of volunteers made the trip to Nemauku, Zimbabwe in April and September 2018.

We received football strips and boots from local football teams which we gave to the people of Nemauku. We also took out books and laptops for the schools to use.

The team met with the 20 Nemauku Primary students who are on our scholarship programme. They are progressing well. They also met with Primrose and Tracy, two young girls who we are supporting through St Anthony’s Boarding School.

They visited some of the local communities houses and farms and even had a shot at ploughing a field with cows and a hand plough!

While over in Zimbabwe, the volunteers organise a sports day and community feast for the local people in the village. Surrounding schools come along and compete in the activities which include football, netball and volleyball. The event is usually attended by over 4000 people.

In April, we dug a borehole for a fresh supply of water for the village. Brighter Horizons is currently in the process of building a local community centre. This will be a safe environment for local people to go. To date, we have secured sand from the river bed, cement has arrived and the bricks have been made by Austin. The foundations have been started by local Zimbabwean builder, Naison Mhetu and we hope that it makes good progress in time for us visiting in April 2019.

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