Makomborero Update: End of Second Term

Date: 12/09/2022

NextEnergy Foundation is supporting the A-Level studies of Nyasha Mapira and Elias Chikwanda in Zimbabwe from 2021-2023. The students have recently completed the second term of their last year at secondary school. This was the first term without COVID-19 restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic.

Nyasha wrote a letter updating us about how much “more and more fun” the term was: Nyasha wrote that the mock exams were more difficult than in Lower Sixth, but she tried her best and her grades improved. Outside the classroom, Nyasha played several volleyball matches and is proud to be part of the first team! Nyasha also took part in the school play – where “I discovered my dancing skills”, she wrote – and enjoyed watching movies and holding prayer sessions in the evenings with her boarding house.

In a letter from Elias, he told us that he “survived through the hardship” of the mock examinations. His results have been stellar: Elias performed significantly above average in all his subjects and is expected to obtain 3 A*s and 2 As in his final examinations. His teachers all highly commended him for his work, and his form tutor wrote, “Elias is such a cheerful and kind young person who interacts well with his peers. His report is a glowing review of his effort and commitment to all he does”. Elias also told us that he is grateful for the Wi-Fi working well so that he can research universities to begin applying in October.

Please see Makomborero’s latest newsletter for more information about the last term. More information about the pupils’ progress and previous students which NextEnergy Foundation has sponsored can be found on the Makomborero project page.

The NextEnergy Foundation is tremendously proud of both students’ hard work and we wish them all the best in their upcoming final examinations!