Our Children

Remembering Catherine

Remembering Catherine

Sadly, we would like to pay tribute to Catherine, a very special C4C scholar who recently lost her long battle to HIV. Catherine was known for her sense of humor, her intelligence and her love of food, especially chicken. Tough to the end, she had a way of making everyone around her happy, even when she was not feeling well. […]

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Happy Children

Packed tightly in the luggage carried by Liz and Bethany were enough hats for every child at Tsungirirai, most of which were donated by Tri-Valley Sports in Medway, MA. Thanks to teachers from Dale Street School and families in Medfield, MA, we were also able to hand out sunglasses (always a huge hit!), nail clippers, Medfield t-shirts and fleeces, winter […]

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Hard Decisions

Hard Decisions

I met Tendai when he was in first grade and knew no English. But it didn’t matter – his smile climbed the language barrier and wiggled into my heart. One day I winked at him and for the next year, each time we met he would flash me his gorgeous smile and wink back. So when I saw him this […]

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In Memory of Elvis

In Memory of Elvis

After a life long battle with HIV, our wise and funny friend Elvis passed away. Our happiest memories of Elvis are of him sneaking around to the back of our house making animal sounds outside our open window. We would play along and pretend to be scared of the wild animals that were lurking outside our door until his eventual […]

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Social Work on the Titanic

“Arden, the truth is that I am not as concerned about your safety as your mental health, I am afraid that going to work in Zimbabwe right now is going to be a lot like doing social work on the Titanic.” I sat there stunned.  My old Professor had a reputation for being painfully honest, but I was expecting a […]

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