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We have had a fantastic start to the year. We welcome our new students into the house and have watched them settled into their new home and schools. The transition is always incredibly hard. We had the privilege of meeting their families in their homes over Christmas and always find this process so humbling and brings such confirmation to our decision making process. So welcome to the Makomborero Family – Marcus, Prince, Tatenda, Takudzwa, Tanaka, Tadiwa, Bruce, Sharon and Charlegne. We are so enjoying getting to know you all!!! They also all got outstanding O’level results and we are so proud of their achievements. Many having faced such obstacles to get to writing their exams. Collectively they achieved 84A, 11B, 3C. Our new external students, Leenmary, Takudzwa, Ngonidzashe , Desire, Roy, Tapiwa, Meckie, Munashe and Tarisai also achieved outstanding O’level results. They should be proud of their achievements – collectively obtaining 64A, 12B and 1C.

Before the term started we had a wonderful couple come and visit us from Germany – Jonny and Andrea. They have been fantastic supporters of Makomborero and it was great to finally meet them in person and spend a little time getting to know them. We all took them up to Domboshava!

Our Examination Results

Our 2014 Leavers obtained incredible results – collectively – 10A*, 11A, 5B, 2C. Joseph Nyajina was awarded the best Biology student in Zimbabwe and we got to attend an award ceremony put on by Cambridge at the Meikles.


We are so proud of all our students and our 2014 Lower Sixth also performed outstandingly in their AS examinations – 24A, 4B, 3C. What a great reward for everyone’s hard work. We now wait for the Tertiary Education decisions over the next few months!!! Clive and Ntombi are into Arizona State University – which is fantastic and will update you on the rest as and when we know where they will be going!

Academic Achievements

  • Full academic colour blazers for Sikho, Michael and Prince
  • Full academic colours for best AS results for Yeukai and Nicola
  • Takudzwa received Headmaster’s commendation for work in Chemistry

Flying Makomborero Flag

Joseph Mahiya came first in the DSTV Eutelsat essay competition out of the whole of Africa. His prize will be a trip to France to witness a rocket launch. It also includes DSTV installation, including dish, TV set, PVR decoder and access to the DSTV Education Bouquet which will be installed at the boarding house. The Prize giving was held at Hellenic on Monday 30th March and we were so proud of Joseph. He also scooped a bronze medal in Hammer Throw in the Nationals. Go Joseph!!!


General News

All the students have immersed themselves into their schools and it is so wonderful to see them change, mature and enjoy their schools. We also love to see how they learn to live together each year in the boarding house.

I love my Thursday nights with the students and really enjoy getting to know them.

The continued contact with past students is always so special and to hear what they have achieved and what they are doing is so encouraging!!

Zimbabwe continues to be a hard place to live and the lives of many of our students’ families have been incredibly hard. We were thankful for a donation of fortified rice and soya at the beginning of the term that we could distribute to the families alleviating a huge pressure on many of them. We have also offered a training session in generating income with very little capital. This was an inspirational session for many of the families and we look forward to the feedback session in the 2nd term.

Thank you again to all our faithful sponsors who make all of what we do possible. We hope to welcome new local sponsors on board this year!

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