Hope springs eternal…and at Mthombothemba (Hope Fountain) Primary School, hope is alive and well in the form of a highly successful feeding scheme benefiting almost 400 children a day.
The initiative of Brother Turner and supported by the CBC family, Mthombothemba is such a success story that last week the Ministry of Education was invited to a ceremony to hear more about it, with the idea of implementing the model in other schools around the district. One of the greatest obstacles to child education is not, as one would think, lack of schools, it is lack of nutrition…because even those children who do have access to school, can not focus or study if their stomachs are empty. For many of the children attending Mthombothemba, the meal they receive at school at break time is the only meal they will eat all day. It means, for one, parents will make sure the children attend school, and, two, that their children will have the mental and physical fortitude to concentrate and learn.
The scheme needs our support as 400 children is an overwhelming number to feed. Please contact us if you are able to donate food, especially in the form of nutritious relish. We noticed on our visit that many of the children had extremely worn school shoes, so donations of second hand shoes would also be very welcome.
The CBC First and Under 15 water-polo teams travelled to Harare for the Fred Wilson Memorial Invitational Tournament to compete with some of Zimbabwe’s best Water-polo playing schools.
First Team: First team played at home against Petra First team. CBC batted first making 243 all out. With
Jason James 43, Brandon Cyprianos 46, Ryan James 36
CBC’s First Team Basketball player, Davison Chivero, played in the Zimbabwe Youth Games over the long holiday, forming part of the team to take gold.
Towards the end of the term Rugby First Team embarked on a tour to Harare and Masvingo, the purpose of the tour being to encourage the boys as well as to thank them for their hard work throughout this Rugby season.
On the last day of school, CBC officially opened the newly refurbished Volleyball courts.
The proceedings began with a blessing by the Priest, after which the crowd enjoyed the first match to be played on the brand new courts: teachers versus prefects where much fun was had by all.
Special thanks to the SDC for spearheading the refurbishment of the courts.
In an exhilarating match against the Milton Elephants, CBC boys came out in full force to support their First Team, the Hornets…and their support was rewarded with a 26-0 win.
Three CBC boys were recgonised for their outstanding results in the 2015 Cambridge examinations and traveled to Harare earlier this term to receive certificates in the Cambridge Achievers Awards.
CBC First Team basketball player, Davison Chivero, has just returned from national duty in Harare where he participated in the Afro Basket Qualifiers held from June 16 to the 22. He played four games against Botswana and Mozambique and had the following to say on his return:
Hornets vs Mad Dogs
Final score 8-28
The Hornets, accompanied by the second team, the Men of Men, took a trip to Esigodini to face their perennial rivals, the Mad Dogs of Falcon, on their home ground.
What was visible throughout the match from a spectator’s perspective was the eagerness and determination by the Mad Dogs to continue their dominance while, in contrast, the Hornets wanted to test how deep their own rebuilding and rebranding exercise had gone and to what extent they could stop the Mad Dogs super efficient players.
Hockey “newbies”, the U14s, made their mark when they won the Prince Edward U14 Tournament, held recently.
The boys played St George’s in the semi-final and went on to beat Alan Wilson in the final.
Final Score: Eagles 3-Goldridge 0
The Eagles played their League fixture against Goldridge on Saturday, June 25, on their home ground…and spurred on by the entire college they made it a game to remember.
Coming from a few draws in their recent matches, the Eagles were eager to show why they were the defending champions of the National CHISZ League , as well as send a clear message to the rest of the teams that they are not willing to let go of that title this season.