This 2011 video clip shows the joy of the girl guides who received 3 pair of panties in response to our "Underwear for Over There" Campaign. Many more girls received underwear but were not present at this Girl Guides Life Skills Learning Retreat in late August. In 2012, we our expanding the campaign to be "Underwear and Monthly Care for Over There" to help meet the personal health needs of our young women.
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Our Nhimbe Marimba team was invited to participate at the annual prize-giving day at two of our local primary schools visit homepage. Prize-giving days are an event held each year at schools in Zimbabwe to recognize the outstanding students. Some of our own Nhimbe students were among the recipients of the awards! Our boys and girls provided a marvelous performance! Normally they play marimba, sing, dance accompanied by drums and hosho. We were able to rent a truck for the cost of mileage reimbursement and get the marimbas moved easily. Not really sure how all of the children got to the schools but am assuming they walked since its a small truck. This great performance resulted in another invitation for the November 22nd at a Secondary school within about 20 kilometers from our Center. This will be another opportunity for the boys and girls to shine! We have written a grant requesting help with our Nhimbe marimba program from Zimfest Association and if we succeed we will be able to provide the marimbas with much needed restoration. Its very exciting to hear about the growth of the children and their ability to perform!
Just as the sun was coming up over the horizon, ZESA rescinded their offer to install the electricity at the “unbeatable price”. It has been suggested that after the first of the year they will be ‘in the money’ again and the offer might return. Very typical of dealings in Zimbabwe, it’s not said and done, until its done. Back to the wait list you can find out more.
ZESA, the electric company responsible for getting electricity to many homes in Zimbabwe, is proposing bringing the wiring from the main road to the Nhimbe Community Center for a reasonable fee. We will be partnering with a local business to do this. Currently we don’t need electricity but may eventually, as part of a future clinic, school, or business. Our solar panel are sufficient for our current needs but this has us ready for growth!
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