Makomborero was set up in 2011 by Zimbabweans Mark and Laura Albertyn to see lives and families changed through education. Our primary work is to provide A-level education to talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Three private schools in Harare generously provide the academic scholarships to the students. We have a boarding house where our 16 students live during the week and benefit from pastoral care, food and resources. We also financially support (through paying school fees, examination fees and providing textbooks) 16 more students each year at local government schools. Many of our past students have received full scholarships to study overseas, while others are enrolled at local universities and benefit from the Makomborero University Grant Scheme; a few are in industry working and studying.
Makomborero Zimbabwe is in the process of pioneering a Mobile Science Laboratory which will travel around High Density Schools giving laboratory time to Biology students and hopes to extend to include Chemistry and Physics laboratories. We give back to the communities our students come from through Revision schools during the August school holidays, as well as blackboard painting at rural schools.