Makomborero Zimbabwe Trustees

Makomborero Zimbabwe is a local Zimbabwean Trust set up by Mark and Laura Albertyn in 2011 to serve their vision for helping low-income families access A-level education and further their studies, seeing lives and families changed forever. All Zimbabwean trustees volunteer their time.

Andrew Makonese

Andrew Makonese is the Chairperson of Makomborero Zimbabwe. Andrew has an MEd (Leadership) from Morling College. He is passionate about developing education strategies for young people and improving the lives of people through education. He is currently Deputy Head at Gateway Primary School in Harare. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys reading books and gardening.

Andrew is married to Sharon and they have one daughter, Emily.

Mark Albertyn

Mark Albertyn has a BSc (Mathematics) from University of Unisa and a Teachers Training certificate in Secondary Education. He is the Co-founder of Makomborero and Makomborero Zimbabwe. Mark is passionate about supporting the under privileged and seeing lives changed through education. He is currently Deputy Head at a top private school in Harare, Hellenic Academy and he loves the depth that working for both Hellenic and Makomborero brings to his life. He is also the CEO of Makomborero Zimbabwe.

Mark is married to Laura (COO of Makomborero Zimbabwe) and they have four children – Matthew, Zoe, Ella and Phoebe.

Brain Karemba

Brian is a Regional Manager of one of Zimbabwe’s top listed companies, responsible for the entire value chain for one of the nation’s leading brands in the southern half of the country. Brian has over 15 years of operations management experience in varied roles from production, new product development projects and Lean Manufacturing.

He holds a BSc (Hons) in Biology and Biochemistry as well as a number of other qualifications in operations management and ICT. He is married with four lovely children – Keisha, Ruvarashe, Brian (Jr) and Zvikomborero. Brian is passionate about helping others to reach their fullest potential through training and coaching.

In his spare time he enjoys reading, programming, and a good game of basketball.

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Albert Gwekwe

Albert Gwekwe, has had the privilege of teaching High School Physics for the past twelve years. As an award-winning Physics teacher, he has consistently strived for excellence in education. Since 2020, He has been a member of the faculty at Hellenic Academy, where he has continued to nurture his passion for education. Prior to joining the Academy, he spent eight years at St Francis of Assisi High School in Chivhu, a period that significantly deepened his appreciation for the teaching profession. During his tenure, he observed that numerous students possess the enthusiasm and potential to excel in scientific fields, but often face financial constraints that hinder their progress. It has been a joy to be part of the scholarship selection process, which has enabled female students to pursue their Advanced Level studies and university tuition fees in medical-related fields. In addition to his teaching experience. Albert has also received training as a Physics Practicals examiner with ZIMSEC (2016) and contributed to the development of the Physics curriculum introduced by the former Education Minister, Dr. Lazarus Dokora. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.”
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Jean Mary Scott

Jeannie was born, raised and schooled in Zimbabwe. She then went on to Cape Town for University, back to Zimbabwe for 3 years of teaching and then on to the United Kingdom. After 5 years in the UK teaching and studying further, she returned to Zimbabwe in 2004. She ran support groups for, and counselled people living with HIV, and did training in rural areas for caregivers looking after orphans through a Church based community project called ZOE. After having 2 children she returned to the education field as the Head of a special needs school in Harare. In 2020 she moved to Hellenic Academy where she currently teaches Geography and Psychology.

Jeannie has an honours degree in psychology as well as teaching and counselling post-graduate diplomas. She has a Masters’ degree in Education through the University of South Wales, UK.

She loves working with young people and is especially passionate about psycho-social well-being of teenagers, understanding how important this is for healthy motivation, commitment and ability to take on the challenges of life.

Jeannie is married to Chris and together, with their two children they love exploring wild places and being in nature. 

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Carola Bogezi

Carola, who is originally from the Netherlands, first set foot in Zimbabwe in 2007, when she literally lost her heart to the country. She is now truly adopted into the Zimbabwean culture. Carola is married to Shelton and they have two amazing children (Esther and Caleb), who reap the benefits of growing up in this amazing country.

She arrived in 2007 to work with a medicinal herbal project and the associated clinic, assisting the poorest of the poor with health care. In her role as Project Manager, she ran the project for a year before she and her husband moved to the beautiful Eastern Highlands (Nyanga) to support the local church and empower the local community through a number of projects and initiatives.

She is a Molecular Microbiologist (PhD) by profession, but has recently gained her teaching license and works as a Science teacher at Hellenic Academy. Her passion is to help everybody to get better at everything, regardless of where they stand on the ladder. She thoroughly enjoys teaching some of the Makomborero students and seeing them develop into young men and women who reach for the stars.

If she has any spare time, she loves to read a good book or go the extra mile in the kitchen to cook a special meal for family and friends.

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Tsungi Njini

Tsungi Njini is the Finance Trustee for Makomborero Zimbabwe. Tsungi is the Finance and Administration Team Lead for a local Construction Company in. He holds a BCom (Hons) in Finance y as well as a number of other qualifications in Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Business and Credit Management. He is married to Gamuchirai and they have one daughter Vheneka- Anne. Tsungi is passionate about helping others to reach their fullest potential through capacity development, life skills training and coaching. He is also actively involved with youth ministry at Baptist Bible Church In his spare time, he enjoys sport, the outdoors and a bit of running.

Annual Accounts and Impact Report

Makomborero Zimbabwe’s annual accounts are independently reviewed annually. Please find below our latest accounts and if you would like a copy of our Impact Report. Please email us for a copy.