Kunashe and Tinotenda were five years and three years old when their mother passed away. Their father later remarried but life was difficult and the boys struggled to get educational support. When they were in Grade 7, they stopped going to school for one and a half years. When community volunteers identified them as not attending school, they were referred to Chiedza. The organisation understood their situation, decided to support them and they were enrolled into Form 1. The brothers received support until they passed their ‘O’ levels at the first attempt. Chiedza then sent them to attend ‘A’ level classes at Harare High School. They have passed their exams and are waiting for the results in August. More recently, the brothers have said “we are so grateful to Chiedza for their support, they restored the hope that we had lost and now we are looking forward to a brighter future as we await entry into university.” 

The brothers have applied to the University of Zimbabwe. Tinotenda has applied for a course in forensic psychology and criminology as his first choice and his second choice is criminology and society. Kunashe has applied for a course in media and marketing communication and his second choice is multicultural heritage and tourism. Tinotenda wants to be a psychologist after he completes university and Takudzwa wants to join the tourism sector.