Dear Alumni and Friends of the Alumni:

I am pleased to inform you that we had a successful visit to Thekwane. The hospitality provided by the school during our visit is greatly appreciated.  We do realize this was time taken from their daily tasks and responsibilities.   My visit to Zimbabwe was during a time when  a regional drought worsened by the El Niño weather phenomenon had affected Southern Africa,  leaving tens of thousands of cattle dead, reservoirs depleted and crops destroyed.  I do not recall experiencing such prolonged days of extreme hot temperatures during any of my visits or during my upbringing.  This was unprecedented.  After experiencing such a drought and scorching heat, a rainy day was such a pleasure and that was our experience the day we visited the school, until my return back to the US.

Please see images below:

Perpetua to the left was recently facelifted. Leith (or it is Slessor can someone please refresh my memory) on the right still needs our support.

Perpetua to the left was recently facelifted. Leith (or it is Slessor can someone please refresh my memory) on the right still needs our support.

See how bad it  looks…

See how bad it looks

Boys dorms room… See the contrast

Boys dorms – See the contrast.

I know we can do this and we are counting on your support.

Thank you.