Highlights from Tariro’s work in 2009

A group of sponsored students in Epworth receives school supplies and textbooks through Tariro

I’ve just finished sending out highlights from Tariro’s 2009 Annual Report to our email listserve.  If you’re not on our mailing list and would like to receive the full report, please click here, and you’ll be redirected to our website to sign up for our email updates.

Below, I’m including a few of the highlights from the Annual Report regarding our work in Zimbabwe.  In 2009, Tariro:

  • Became a registered legal Trust in Zimbabwe on January 14, 2009.Paid tuition and fees for approximately 60 sponsored students.
  • These fees included examination fees for both the ZIMSEC public examinations and Cambridge International Exams taken by qualified students.
  • Placed all of our sponsored students in private day schools within their communities in order to provide the highest level of education possible given Zimbabwe’s uncertain political and economic environment.
  • Initiated a Parent Advisory Council at the request of our students’ guardians, in order to actively involve guardians in the organization and provide them with a forum for shaping Tariro’s programs.
  • Participated in the “WE CAN” mentorship program run through the US Embassy and British Council as part of Zimbabwe’s International Women’s Day events.
  • Held our third annual empowerment camp designed to encourage sponsored girls to reach their social and academic potential.
  • Continued to provide school uniforms, sanitary ware, and school supplies, including notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. for all students.
  • Maintained a lending library accessible to sponsored students.  The library is currently staffed three days per week by a volunteer, and provided small group tutoring sessions for sponsored students whenever possible, using volunteer tutors.

This is only a small selection of Tariro’s activities and accomplishments in 2009!  To read more, please sign our mailing list!

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One response to “Highlights from Tariro’s work in 2009

  1. I was happy to find the tairohope website and learn of the positive developments in 2009-10 (including Dana’s and Jennifer’s trips to Zimbabwe). I had earlier gone to http://tariro.org/news-updates/ which offers no information beyond the Nov 2008 newsletter. It painted a very discouraging picture of the “rapid deterioration of the school system.” Best wishes for success in your continuing work.

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