Volunteer Experiences

Letter from Michele

Letter from Michele

Dear Friends, This past August, my fourteen year old son, Sal, and I visited Tsungirirai and spent some time with the wonderful children and volunteers there. Upon returning home to the States, we received the usual, generic inquiries surrounding such an adventure: “How was your trip?” “What was the country like?” “Were the people nice?” And, I found myself faced […]

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Mathilde’s Experiences

Mathilde’s Experiences

  Monday 3/1 On my first day “working” I learned about all the programs and where I could be helpful. My first task was to spend time in the library. I talked to the kids and learned their life-stories; I read with others; I took pictures. Then the kids performed traditional dance for me. There was singing, laughing and dancing, […]

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Robyn’s Impressions

Robyn’s Impressions

Robyn Maguire, a long-time C4C supporter, made the trip to Zimbabwe with Arden in June of 2009. As has been the case with anyone who has visited Tsungirirai, she was overwhelmed, impressed, and inspired by the children she met. Our first afternoon we were told the students wanted to perform a traditional dance for us.  I grabbed my camera and […]

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Friends of Tsungirirai Canada

Friends of Tsungirirai Canada

Tara Pratt, founder of Friends Tsungirirai Canada, visited the agency in April and was impressed. “Seeing first hand how the cooks and staff provide so much to the children with the limited food is absolutely amazing!  From sun up to sunset Emmy and her cooking staff prepare and serve over 200 nourishing meals every day!” Friends Canada have committed to providing […]

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Bethany Makes the Trip to Zim!

Greetings to all the Coalition for Courage supporters! As many of you know, each year Liz and/or Arden travel to Zimbabwe to visit the children, review finances, and check on Coalition for Courage programs.  This year, I was fortunate enough to travel with Liz! I am a teacher at the Dale Street School in Medfield, MA. We’ve been helping to […]

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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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Letter from Liz

I can’t believe that almost three years have gone by since Arden and I lived in Zimbabwe. Just as I feared would be true, I find it gets easier and easier for me to get caught up in my own life here in Boston, and put off the work we do for Coalition for Courage most days. Looking back at […]

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