Tariro 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Tariro 3rd Quarter Newsletter

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Brenda Bangani, despite having gone through traumatic experiences resulting in loss of family members and her family home, Brenda has remained resilient, displaying positive attitudes and a dedicated to her goals. Although she was at risk of dropping out of school, Tariro was able to come to her rescue.
Brenda is 15 and lives in Southly Park with her mother and two siblings. She is in Form 2 (Grade 8) at Glen Norah One High School. Brenda lost her father in February 2017 after he committed suicide by burning himself to death .Their house was also destroyed as he burnt himself in the house. Brenda witnessed her father burn to death and their house destroyed by fire. To complicate matters, their relatives and extended family abandoned them as they alleged Brenda’s family was tainted by evil spirits. Having lost their sole breadwinner, life became extremely difficult for the family. They would go for days without food, and Brenda’s attendance at school became erratic.
Thankfully, the head of Glen Norah High School approached Tariro to consider admitting Brenda to the education assistance programme. After a thorough assessment of her situation Tariro decided to support her. Since then she has never missed a day of school. Her school fees are paid on time and she has school supplies to last each term. Through Tariro’s support, she is able to see herself as a survivor, and she is grateful to all of the donors and supporters.Brenda recently joined Tariro’s traditional music and dance group, and hopes to become a community worker and help her community develop.

Cholera hits Harare
A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare. According to the World Health Organization, as of October 5th, 2018, 50 people have since died from the disease, with 8535 cumulative cases, including 163 laboratory-confirmed cases (http://www.who.int/csr/don/05-october-2018-cholera-zimbabwe/en/). Cases of Typhoid and Salmonella have also been reported, not only complicating matters but has caused many to fear a repeat of the outbreak that killed thousands in 2008.The current outbreak is concentrated in Tariro’s catchment area of the High Glen district, with the high density suburbs Glen View and Budiriro hardest hit. Poor water supply, sanitation failures of blocked and leaking sewers, and a failure to collect sanitation and waste are contributing factors. Some schools in the affected areas have been temporarily closed.Thankfully, none of the Tariro supported students have been reported ill and we hope the outbreak will be contained soon. International aid agencies and donors have chipped in to support the government fight the outbreak.

Corporate world support

ZB Holdings Donation

One of the leading financial institutions in Zimbabwe, ZB Holdings, has extended its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to Tariro with a donation of U.S $1,000.00 and an assortment of library books we are grateful to this gesture and look forward to this relationship continuing, as it greatly helps our most vulnerable and disadvantaged.

The CEO and Group Marketing and Communication Executive for ZB Holdings handing over donation

CBZ Holdings Donation official presentation

In February this year, Zimbabwe’s largest financial service group by asset base CBZ Holdings donated U.S. $7,474.00 towards our girl education assistance programme. Due to circumstances beyond CBZ Holdings control, the official presentation of the cheque could not be held then, but as shown below, was successfully held in September.

Tariro Staff with Executives from CBZ Holdings Marketing and Communication department

It has been a blessed month for Tariro with one of our students Pamela graduating in August 2018 with a National Diploma in Rural and Urban planning from the Harare Polytechnic College. Two more students are due to graduate this October – Jane with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Human Resources Management from Midlands State University and Edwinner with a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Social Work from Bindura University of Science Education. Congrats girls!


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