After months of lockdown in Zimbabwe, pupils returned to the classroom on Monday 22nd March. Our first cohort of 25 SHE girls attended, proudly wearing their new uniforms and equipped with their textbooks and stationery.
Our Field Programme Manager Talent Rusinga travelled to all four schools that our SHE girls attend to ensure they had everything they needed, that they were safe and comfortable with the return.
They were more than comfortable – they were overjoyed to be back in class with their friends and teachers. And we couldn’t be prouder or them!
We are also hugely proud of talent and his team who managed to equip each of the girls in advance with their uniforms, bags, shoes and stationery as well as their families with their food parcels. This was all conducted during lockdown where, at times, military travel controls were in place. The team quickly made friends with local providers to each group in order that we met our commitments and the girls were looked after.