The world only becomes beautiful and secure to live in when young girls and boys can go to school and explore their potential. What is freedom without choice? What is peace without access? What is independence without young smiles? Rodney Rufaro Mapasure lost his mother who succumbed a pregnancy complication when he was still 8 years old. As a result of this life changing event he had to stop going to school for a number of years because his grandmother could not afford looking after him and his other two siblings. Rodney was born 0n 5 May 2003, ad this year 2018 he just completed grade seven and passed with flying colors. He would like to go to secondary school but no one has to date committed to assist him pay school fees. His mother was a single cross-border trader at the time of her untimely death.
"I miss my mum. I know if she was alive I would be going to either Churchill High School or Prince Edward High School because she had promised me that. Now with the complications I face I wish I could go to one of my church based secondary schools such as Ruya or Nyazura Adventist High Schools. Going to boarding school will save my grandmother from looking for bus fare and food for me on a daily basis, and it will also reduce her work load. My grandmother is not healthy and is always going to the local clinic for medication. I love school. Going to boarding school will also cushion me from township peer pressure. Sometimes when I am depressed I cant help looking for quick happiness from wrong places with wrong friends. I am good at all subjects but best at Maths and English, and I play football, athletics and many other games too. I am a pathfinder and have gone through all my church requirements," says Rodney with a brave smile.
Anyone wishing to assist Rodney can contact me at [email protected] and I will put you in touch with his grandmother.
Thank you and greetings from Zimbabwe.