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Meet the staff – Johnwell

Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Johnwell, and I am happily married. I am also a father of two lovely boys. I am the gardener/caretaker at the resource centre.

What does a typical day at work look like for you?

My main line of work is routed upon making sure that the general aesthetic of the place is pleasing, from mowing the lawn, watering the flower gardens to trimming the elegant hedges we have throughout the property. I am also involved in non-aesthetic type of jobs and examples I can give are cleaning the boys bathrooms and the verandah. I also work on the vegetable garden.

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What does it feel like to be part of the Makomborero Team?

“I am happy”, there is really no other way to put it across. The best part about it all is definitely the flexibility that I have to use my God-given brain and talent to think outside the box, the freedom to tailor my own design ideas and materialise them. At no point in my journey did I have to work according to a specific predefined pattern, I’ve enjoyed this flexibility to no end!

What would you say have been the highlights of your job so far?

Mmmmm, this is a difficult one as there have been many!

What are your future hopes for Makomborero?

I have always envisioned Makomborero expanding its boundaries with regards to the number of students it takes. This has already begun to come together as we saw the introduction of the University grants. Also, the number of students it takes for the A level scholarship has increased from the time of its inception. This pleases me, and I hope that this expansion does not end as is.

Wise words for young people?

Drugs. Please, please don’t go down that road.

What do you do to unwind?

I love joking around with my wife and kids. I also enjoy watching television.

Toyota or Honda?


Mangoes or Avocados?

The good thing is they come around in different seasons, so I have a fair share of whatever is available that season!

Weekends or holidays?


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