The Zambezi CITW team was very busy last week, carrying out the final distribution for 2021 to schools in the Tsholotsho region outside the Wilderness Safaris’ areas in Hwange National Park. Seven tonnes of donations were taken down, and we travelled in a convoy of four vehicles. Donations were dropped off at two central schools so that the trucks could return to Victoria Falls, and we spent the next couple of days ferrying various items to the 12 schools that we work with.
Included in this distribution were 170 boxes of books from Books for Africa, 250 solar lights from the Bourke Family Foundation, 150 Days for Girls hygiene kits, 800 kg of Mighty Meal porridge, stationery, clothing, and other learning resources for schools to make use of.
COVID-19 resulted in school closures, so with the ongoing generosity of many donors over this time, we had a significant build-up of donations that needed to get out to schools. With the year coming to a close, but all schools open, and travel much easier, we were finally able to undertake this 1000 km round-trip. And what a successful one it was.
We would like to thank our many incredible donors who have continued to think of us during the challenging times of the last two years. Your support is much appreciated, and we are so grateful for being able to continue to make a positive impact on thousands of young lives.