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Matopo – every bit of help counts

Posted by Illya on 17 May 2008

Over at the Matopo Primary school blog Cindy has posted a preview of an article for the ETAS Journal.

I’m sure you’ve all been following what is happening in Zimbabwe. It’s tough times and who knows whether the opposition will be able to stand up to the pressure that’s being put on them.

Here is just a short exerpt from the article on the Matopo blog:

From Patson Mpofu I also heard that “things are bad in schools as teachers are on strike and not at work…schools have become meeting places for the kids since teachers are not there…(but at) Matopo we are at work and our focus is to help the pupils though things are tough and the regime clings on to power…”

I think it would not be exaggerating to say that Matopo Primary School has been able to survive the worst of the devastation because of YOU—ETAS members who have supported our project.

Dear reader,

Especially in this time of trouble, our support means all the more to the teachers and kids in this school. It may be just a small effect in the larger scheme of things, but if it’s possible to help even just a few, the world has become a better place.

So what can we do? Here are a few suggestions:

Have a school collect. The school is in need of basics – everything we see as given – paper, pens and pencils, erasers, and these are just the little things.

If you teach business English, why not practice letter-writing with a request for donations? Cindy would be sure to give you any documentation needed for this.

All help is welcome!

And now one more:

Zimbabwean children are bearing the brunt of the political crisis. (File photo) (AFP: Gianluigi Guercia)

ABC News also reports how ‘Children are bearing the brunt’ from April 14th.


One Response to “Matopo – every bit of help counts”

  1. […] I would donate pretty much all of it to charity. At the moment portions would go to Doctors Without Borders, an organization I already donate to regularly, to another organization a friend of mine set up to train doctors and assistants in Africa, and then I would send some to the Matopo Primary School, which I am also supporting through my blogging together with the ETAS. […]

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