The Road to Recovery

$500 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 52 months
Brief Background

Triashill Mission is a Roman Catholic institute that was founded in Zimbabwe in 1896 and is located in Rusape. the institute, which is made up of a Church, convent, primary school and hospital was granted permission by the Ministry of Education to establish a secondary school and form 1 (8th grade) lessons commenced in January of 2013, though against a background of various challenges. An organisation called Triashill Development Association (TDA) which is made up of former students; residents and other interested parties who have benefited in various ways from this institute was formed in 2012 to try and assist in attending to these challenges which have mainly manifested as a result of the economic climate that has prevailed in the country over the past 10 years.

What are the funds for?

Thanks to efforts by organizations such as Books for Africa it is possible to at least begin to alleviate one of the many challenges faced by the schools in the region, which in this case is securing appropriate reading materials for students. The funds we are requesting will go directly to covering costs associated with the transportation of approximately 20,000 books. Since they can only be shipped (in bulk) by sea, the funds will cover shipping expenses from the point of departure to Mutare, Zimbabwe, costs associated with clearing customs in order to get into Zimbabwe, and transportation of the materials from Mutare to Rusape, Zimbabwe.

How you can help

Of course the easiest way to help is to click on the "share" button so that we can get our request out there, so please be liberal with the use of that button. ;-)

Any monetary donation is also much appreciated and every bit counts!

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If wit and humor could feed the world, then perhaps there would be a fighting chance to save us all. But alas, they do not, so we do what we can and what I can do is spread a little cheer using color.

Here's a picture that an acquaintance requested. :)

More can be seen at

As mentioned before, donations are welcome, but not mandatory. I'm happy to send any pictures your way if you want (just cover shipping).
The Mighty Antelope
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Ok folks, it's been a LONG time since the last update, but the struggle remains the same. Students are still in dire need of supplies. As the new semester kicks off please keep them in mind.

I like coloring (as you may have picked up on by now) and I have had a few people ask if I would sell any of the pictures. No, I will not (and cannot) sell them, BUT I'm happy to give them away to anyone who wants them. I'm giving those of you who donate first dibs (just cover shipping costs and we are cool).

Take a look and if anything intrigues you let me know.

P.S. I'm also happy to do special requests e.g. if you want a particular color combo, or animal, etc. :)

P.P.S You don't HAVE to donate to get a picture, though it would be appreciated. Just let me know which one you want.

Many thanks and God bless.
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This has been a rather slow month, since graduation celebrations and the start of summer have managed to keep us all preoccupied. Please do not forget the students we are working hard to would be great to see them graduate too one day.

Today we introduce Simba, a bright young man with a strong desire to learn.

Happy holidays and wishing all the recent graduates a most sincere CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
#HatchHope #BooksforTraishill
Meet Simbarashe
Simba's writeup
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Last week we presented the first male in our series of write ups - Panashe. This week we're taking a look at what Basil Taruvinga has to say. His instructors have praised his athleticism and intelligence, which have contributed to the young man's rise to becoming a prefect and school captain. Basil also highlights the need for textbooks among many other needs.

Don't forget to check out our auction in support of this cause! -->

*Remember* Books for Africa would be the ones providing roughly 22,000 books, with an estimated value of $250,000. In the grand scheme of things $22,000 to ship the books is a generously small fraction to guarantee students have sufficient materials to learn and progress in their studies.
Basil is a form 3 student
Basil's Write-up
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$500 of $22,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 52 months
Created April 21, 2014
Funds raised will benefit:
Yawarith Foundation
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40 months ago
Ann Price
47 months ago

Grace, I am so very happy to have met you and am happy to help in your worthy cause! Rick and Ann Price (Justin's parents)

47 months ago
47 months ago

From one dreamer to another :)

Munya Dimairo
48 months ago

Keep up the great work.

Catherine Siegel
48 months ago

Good Luck Grace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

51 months ago
52 months ago
Paola Santacruz
52 months ago

Good luck, Grace!

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