Rhubarb 2019

6 ST EDWARD’S r h u b a r b

Henry Chitsenga – SuChHope

Henry Chitsenga, a Maths teacher at St Edward’s, has brought the spirit of charitable giving alive for current pupils and many OSE. Coming from Nyanga in Zimbabwe, Henry was aware of the gap between first-world and developing-world education, and of the plight of the less fortunate. Through his charity SuChHope Henry, along with those he has inspired, has achieved extraordinary results. Among many other initiatives, he has sponsored 43 students, of whom 30 have


since graduated; built Nyanga North High School, an educational centre serving more than 50 schools in the district that will also be open to the public to encourage them to read; built a two-bedroom house for a child-headed family, providing a monthly food hamper and paying their fees; donated hospital equipment worth Architects Nick Hardy http:// www.tsharchitects.co.uk and Tim Ronalds http://www.timronalds.co.uk and John Pawson http://www.johnpawson.com worked on this school design, the first of its kind in Zimbabwe

over £11,000 to the paediatric wards of the biggest referral hospital (Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals) in Zimbabwe; secured a donation of 3,500 Casio’s Fx-991ES calculators to be donated to schools in the Nyanga North district; and, most recently, donated secondhand school uniform to the victims of Cyclone Idai.

Bongai Mwanesa went on to do a Masters in Human Rights and now she is an intern officer at United Nations AIDS in Harare responsible for Gender, Human Rights and Civil Society Organisations

Henry photographing the ‘child-headed’ family receiving donations in front of their new house

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