Charlie Chabveka shares with us some of the realities of working in such a challenging environment. "With the current economy meltdown in Zimbabwe and an exchange rate of 1:20 to the USD$ (at the time of interview), this has led to many uncertain turn out of events so it’s difficult to plan on what will happen tomorrow or even anticipate the next few hours. In every town and city you go to there are queues everywhere, as people are looking for either fuel, money or water. Load shedding (power cuts) that lasts for 18 hours a day and only comes back at 10 pm, has affected the economy resulting in very little production."
"Why do I do what I do? There is nothing that brings the most joy other than working with children, seeing the children smile, some crying tears of joy when they realise that we believe in their future and believe in them. The most interesting thing about my job, is imparting the little knowledge that I have acquired, for the benefit of the next person and their community. Learning from the other communities and getting to understand the day to day life of the children and teachers makes it even more interesting."