Author: Sue Goatley

The gardens at Chidobe – school grown sustenance in Zimbabwe

The importance of students obtaining water and a meal from school can not be understated due to the increasing number of children throughout Zimbabwe coming to school on empty stomachs. As GCF has made it our goal to enrich the lives of the children within all of our partner schools, we are so pleased to… Read more »

Victoria Falls – Masks for all!

Thanks to a generous donation from Grand Circle Foundation donors , 500 face masks were sewn and purchased from the “Vic Falls Masks for All” sewing group in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. At the onset of Covid-19 and the rapid decline in visitor numbers, sewers who had jobs that relied on tourism shops decided to start… Read more »

Jabulani papermaking Green Village

A green village is in the process of being established in Jabulani, a community located 20 kilometres from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The aim of this initiative is to bring together people who are interested in establishing income-generating projects that are environmentally friendly, thus helping reduce waste that goes to landfill. Papermaking is one of the… Read more »

Trip Leaders in Zimbabwe “Teach” Travelers How to Teach

Overseas Adventure Travel visits three Primary Schools in Zimbabwe: two outside Victoria Falls and one in Hwange. Traveler interaction with students is invaluable, as it provides exposure and an opportunity for the children to listen, build language, encourage learning and hone their English skills. To ensure meaningful interactions and a mutually beneficial experience for both… Read more »

Building a school one grade at a time in Zimbabwe

Founded in 2014, the Lesedi Primary School has been steadily growing year by year to cater to an increasing number of students and provide the children of the surrounding area with a quality education. The Lesedi Primary School was started by a former Overseas Adventure Travel guide, Benson Siyawareva, as a way to give back… Read more »

Helping girls attend Secondary School in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s education reform in 1980 aspired to provide free and universal education to all children through the Zimbabwe Education Act; however, tuition fees and education costs have accumulated over time. Many families pay for tuition, even if it is a small fee at public government schools. 85% of children aged 6-12 attend primary school, but only 45% attend secondary school, and in rural… Read more »

Edith del Junco: Clean water for Zimbabwe

Edith del Junco first traveled with Grand Circle in 1998 at the age of 80 and went on to visit Zimbabwe on the Ultimate Africa tour 2 years later. Edith fell in love with Africa, and Zimbabwe in particular, and wished to help the people of Zimbabwe. When Edith died and left a significant estate to… Read more »

Kristina Tester: So Others May Learn

Kristina Tester founded So Others May Learn in 2006 when she was 14 years old and visited Ngamo Primary School on an Overseas Adventure Travel trip to Zimbabwe. Kristina was touched and inspired by the students she met and shocked that many of them could not continue to secondary school because of funding. She decided… Read more »