Mandi

Below are some of the students we have helped along the way

Below is a video of a poem Munhu students made to thank the various people who have helped them by donating both money and goods.

Mandi

MandiMandi is now studying for a 4-year Bachelor of Education Honors Degree at Great Zimbabwe University, thanks to the generous and ongoing gift from Holly Tomlin of Holly Tomlin Photography in New York City!

Thanks to Holly Tomlin for supporting Mandi’s education as he pursues a 4-year Bachelor of Education Honors Degree at Great Zimbabwe University. Because of Holly’s support, Mandi was part of the group of students who registered for their first year at Great Zimbabwe the week of August 15.

Mandi joined Munhu as a secondary-school student in 2011. He wrote and passed his Ordinary Level examinations in 2012 and his Advanced Level examinations in 2014. Mandi’s father died a few years back, and his widowed mother struggles to feed and educate 5 orphaned grandchildren left in her care, with no prospects of earning an income outside of subsistence farming. Therefore paying tuition for Mandi to get a college education was out of the question. Mandi asked Munhu for an opportunity to obtain a teaching qualification so that he can help his family and also help the children in his community.

 

Mandi with his mother and the 5 grandchildren that his mother supports

Mandi with his mother and the 5 grandchildren that his mother supports

 

Needless to say, we at Munhu are delighted at the positive turn of events for Mandi. He appealed for an opportunity to complete a teaching qualification so that he can help his family and also help the children in his community. And through Holly’s generous gift, Mandi has been granted that wish. He has been given the opportunity to see his dream come true. He asked and he received!

Holly has been supporting Munhu’s programs since 2008. She supported the education of Edson, a Munhu student who just completed a 3-year Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Zimbabwe and who will be graduating this coming October. We are very grateful for Holly’s continued support and her generosity. Most of all, we are touched that she is continuing to join Munhu in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of those who need our support. About her commitment to helping these students, Holly simply says, “I’m just happy to be in a position to help young people realize their educational goals and desire to grow their own communities.”

Thank You Holly! Tinotenda Holly (Shona)! Siyabonga Holly (Ndebele)!