Corporate Social Responsibility

Makomborero Zimbabwe

A-level Scholarship Programme

Makomborero’s primary work is to provide A level education to talented students from orphaned or disadvantaged backgrounds. Gateway, Hellenic and St. Georges, are the three private schools in Harare that kindly provide a scholarship programme for around 8 promising students each year. These students are selected from hundreds of applicants following a rigorous academic and character based selection process developed by Mark. All of the students are provided with a high quality A-level education at three top private schools in Harare, a home to live in and all the resources they require to make their study life as easy as possible. 


University Grant Scheme

Support for our students doesn't stop after A-Levels. In order to ensure that our scholarship students go as far as they can with their education, Mark and Laura work with these students to apply for university scholarships around the world. Those students who don’t benefit from university scholarships are offered a grant to study at a Zimbabwean university. These grants will be repaid once the students are in full-time employment, making this scheme self-supporting.  We will have our first University Graduates in 2017.


Revision Schools

Each year Mark and Laura run revision schools in the surrounding townships of Harare. These revision school's target pupils and students about to write their GCSE in October, so are run during the August school holidays. This is a much-needed service for these schools, and is a wonderful way for our scholarship programme students to give back to their communities, as well as volunteer teachers from Zimbabwe or abroad. 


Mobile Science Laboratory

Makomborero is in the process of pioneering an old shipping a Mobile Science Laboratory, which will travel around High-Density Schools giving laboratory time to Biology students. It is hoped to extend this further to another two laboratories - Physics and Chemistry. The is a great opportunity to reach out to a huge number of students.