Day 17 of our Advent Calendar. Lucky Ncube is a student in Zimbabwe that we have been supporting through his studies. Through the charity Phumuza – Share the Load we have followed and supported his progress at Lubuze Primary and Avoca Secondary schools. He is now a boarder at Deziki High School where he has taken his A-level exams. Although Lucky has completed his studies, the club will be making a donation of £100 to help other students through the work that Phumuza does.
Phumuza – Share the Load is a Zimbabwean based registered Charity, set up to provide:
- Vulnerable children with schooling assistance and other basic needs.
- To provide psychological support to vulnerable children at Insiza District in Matabeleland South / Zimbabwe.
‘Phumuza’ means ‘to ease the burden’ or ‘to share the load’.
Together we give priority to health, education and reconstruction projects based on the principle of self-help. We try not to run projects but give support to local initiatives, small and large. People all over the world can now can now play role in Zimbabwe by supporting these vulnerable children to gain the skills they need to build their country.
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the family relation should be one uniting working people of all nations and tongues and kindreds.” – Abraham Lincoln
Founders – Sukoluhle Togwe-Bailey, Amina Hughes, Chenketai Mano and Tabirai Naze Hove – are supporting many schools and projects in the region.
The main task this coming year is to raise money for the schools and the orphans already being supported by Phumuza.