Today, I’m pleased to share with you Tariro’s 2012 O Level results! Last year, we had six students write their O Level exams. Of these students, 3 passed five or more subjects, resulting in a pass rate of 50%. While slightly lower than last year’s pass rate, this is still an exceptional success. In the first place, Zimbabwe’s national pass rate is an abysmal 18.4%. This means out students are passing at more than twice the rate of the national average. Yet our students have overcome odds much greater than many of their peers, making their accomplishments even more significant. Given that all five students who wrote their A Levels exams passed, Tariro’s overall pass rate for 2012 is an astounding 72%! We couldn’t be more proud of our students.
One of the students who passed her O Level exam last year is Ashley M, pictured at the beginning of this post. Almost four years ago, Ashley say down with Tariro’s former program coordinator, Nyasha, to tell us about the challenges in her life, as well as her dreams of passing her O Level exams. I will leave you with the opportunity to watch this short interview, with the knowledge that Ashley has been successful in accomplishing her dream. We look forward to staying involved in her life as she now moves on to even bigger dreams!