CHISIPITE JUNIOR SCHOOL RAISES $7,091 FOR ANTI-POACHING!

The Grade 6 classes of Chisipite Junior School (aged 11 and 12) have been fund-raising in aid of The Zambezi Society's anti-poaching activities for more than 3 decades!   This year, despite the economic challenges facing Zimbabwe, they raised a whopping $7,091!

They presented their funds to The Zambezi Society at a special school Assembly held at the end of July 2018.  Our Strategic Director, Richard Maasdorp attended, accompanied by his daughter, Nicola, who is a past pupil at the school and remembers helping to raise funds herself!  "We sold fudge to raise money", she said.  "I can't remember how much we raised, but I do remember eating a lot of fudge!!"

 Nicola Maasdorp receives the funds raised by Chisipite Junior School Grade 6 pupils on behalf of The Zambezi Society

Nicola Maasdorp receives the funds raised by Chisipite Junior School Grade 6 pupils on behalf of The Zambezi Society

Chisipite Junior School's consistent fund-raising to help the Zambezi's endangered animals (along with the important life-skills, messages and lessons that it teaches), has stretched over more than one generation of schoolgirls.  This is quite extraordinary! 

Even more importantly, Chisipite Junior School's efforts have been recognised by international funders of the Zambezi Society as a significant local fund-raising contribution.  This gives the Society "funding leverage" when making approaches to the international community for assistance in support of our conservation programmes.  

We  are humbled by the commitment that this little school has shown over the years and encourage other schools to join the crusade! 

If your school would like to help - get in touch with us!  We'd be DELIGHTED to help you get something going!

 Some of this year's artwork on display from the Grade 6 girls of Chisipite Junior School.

Some of this year's artwork on display from the Grade 6 girls of Chisipite Junior School.

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