ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN CHILDREN!!!
WHAT A ROLE MODEL WE HAVE IN PETRONELLA CHIKWATI!!
Petronella joined us again today to lead workshops that encourage Zienzele kids to stay focused and stay in school. Petronella is an amazing young woman, and someone we have supported and encouraged since she was very young: she was one of our original Child-Headed Households, she was part of our original drive to keep girls in school through secondary school, and she is a shining star of our post-secondary education program! All this AND she is an engaging and charismatic workshop leader- we feel such joy seeing her mature into such a wonderful, resilient, healthy, and strong Zimbabwean woman!
Petronella is currently at Great Zimbabwe University studying Geography and Environmental Studies. She is seeking an internship at a mining company and came to offer to work for Zienzele for the chance to earn the money she will need to cover transportation for this internship. Together the three of us agreed that she will clean the Masvingo Zienzele House and help with the roofing project we have scheduled there in May in exchange for the money she needs to make her internship happen.
If you would like to contribute to our support for Petronella’s next step, contact us!