As a company with a mission to better the lives of others, we recognize the value and importance of educating young minds. It was our mission as a team to aid in the efforts of providing the necessary supplies to educate the orphans of the Lirhanzo Children’s Village Primary School in Chikombedzi, Zimbabwe. With the help of our team in Birmingham, UK, we were able to collect a variety of supplies that will go toward providing the children with the means required to generate an environment of learning.
With 250 students currently enrolled to attend the school and little funding, the volunteers maintaining the village rely heavily on donations and contributions. Additional struggles of maintaining school supplies in the village come from living in a rural area where getting supplies to arrive safely can be a challenge. Founder of Lirhanzo Children’s Village Ezelle Schimper said, “You have no idea how difficult it sometimes is for a rural setup to obtain something as simple as a pencil.” With a small school under construction, the children are currently being taught in a chicken coop, a garage, and outside. It’s our goal to provide each child with their own supplies to encourage learning and growth.