Mark and Laura
Having lived in Zimbabwe all their lives, Mark and Laura Albertyn moved to the UK in August 2003. Whilst in the UK they set up Makomborero and planned on moving back to Zimbabwe to work in disadvantaged communities focusing on A-level education. During this time, Mark taught at an independent school in Kent and Laura worked in a large state comprehensive school in South East London.
Prior to 2003, Mark was teaching A-level Mathematics and Physics at an independent school in Zimbabwe. During this time, he developed a passion for the scholarship students he taught. Whilst the scholarship programme at the school was excellent, Mark increasingly felt called to provide high quality A-level education within the communities from which these students were being recruited or being able to provide a strong support network for students who had to study away from their homes. In July 2010 they returned to Zimbabwe to work at fulfilling the dream they had left the country with, and returned with the support of Makomborero. They have four young children, Matthew, Zoe, Ella and Phoebe.