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Kambarami School

The relationship between the Vienna Celtic Rugby Club and the Kambarami School began in 1997 when the Club toured Zimbabwe to play rugby tournaments against selected Zimbabwean teams. The 36 players were taken on several guided tours by their team manager and former Celtic player, Kudzai Kambarami to Matopos, Victoria Falls, Eastern Highlands and Kambarami School. The team had an opportunity to visit the Kambarami village in Murewa which is located 100 km east of the capital city, Harare. The visit to the Kambarami School brought unanimous desire to help the village children whose educational facilities were sub standard due to dilapidated buildings, lack of books and other materials.

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The project began in 1998 when Vienna Celtic with the help of mainly Austrian sponsors managed to raise enough funds for the construction of a borehole which now provides clean water for the whole community.

 

This being a success the club continued to find additional donors with its campaign and during the period between 1998 and 2008 provided:

  • desks and chairs for the children,
  • teachers’ tables, books,
  • a scholarship fund for the more disadvantaged children,

  • new classrooms bocks,

  • an administration building housing a computer room and a library, 

  • a clinic and health services building which is now servicing not only the Kambarami village but the surrounding communities as well.
  • New Nurses/Doctors Accomodation
  • Renovation and construction of new buildings for teachers accommodation
  • A school rugby team which participates in local and regional competitions!!
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To thank the club and all donors for their contributions the school supplied some videos which can be found in our video section, pictures from the tour which initiated the project can also be found in our historic gallery.

 

The club still actively supports the school till today and is always on the lookout for new funding, if you are interested in funding or would like to get involved in this project or any others please contact one of our members.

 

A list of donors who contributed to the project will be published here shortly.