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Becca’s Blog

Becca’s Blog

As with any new job, residence, or relationship, finding balance is a challenge. That perfect equilibrium between work and personal time, time with others and time alone. But here in Zimbabwe I have two hungry eyes staring at me when I open my front door in the morning. Eyes belonging to a child who already loves me unconditionally. Setting out […]

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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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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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Arden’s 2009 Trip

Arden’s 2009 Trip

Returning to Zimbabwe this past June, I was transported back to a place where plans are always tentative and to-do lists only create frustration, where meetings run late and photocopiers never work.  A place where I have to bathe out of a bucket and cook over a fire.  Where people are hungry, children are parent-less, and suffering is a way […]

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MHC Supporters

MHC Supporters

The Chicken Coop A special thank you goes out to two Mount Holyoke College Alums, Mufaro Kanyangarara and Getrude Chimhungwe who, with help from the Dorothy Ann Foundation and Projects for Peace made the dream of this sustainable project a reality in 2008.All profits go to support the on-site clinic, with priority given to the medical needs of children who […]

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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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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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