GIVING KIDS A STRONG START TO THE SCHOOL TERM
On the 29th of January, our Ignite Hope Program donated stationery to underprivileged pupils at Zimbiru Primary School in Domboshava, Harare.
Education continues to be affected by the high levels of poverty in the country with many parents failing to provide basics like pen and paper for their children. According to UNICEF, of the 6.3 million children in Zimbabwe 4.8 million live in poverty, including 1.6 million in extreme poverty. It further states that urban vulnerability is further increasing, especially in the poor neighborhoods of big cities. Without assistance from well-wishers and non-governmental organizations, going to school with enough resources will remain a dream.
Ignite Hope, as the name says for itself, is there to facilitate and bring hope to these disadvantaged children. Thanks to the IGNITE Hope team led by Christopher Shoko, pupils at Zimbiru Primary School can now go to school with a smile on their faces knowing their stationery needs have been taken care of.
The event was more than just a donation, starting out with singing from the vibrant boys and girls and a poem from one of the grade seven pupils. After that, our team had time to bond with the children through playing tag rugby. The youngsters gave our team a good run and a few calories were lost. It was definitely a heathy visit for both the pupils and the Ignite team.
Like we always say, we passionately pursue purpose, what better way to do so than ensuring a brighter future for underprivileged children, creating a long-lasting bond with them in the process.