‘In the Trenance area, a local community on the edge of Bulawayo, most of the children have uncertain futures. Many have lost parents and grandparents to HIV/Aids, others face on a daily basis the distress caused by poverty, violence and malnutrition. ‘Inkosi Kids’ will provide a foundation on which a better future can be built. The Centre offers the opportunity for life skills to be developed in a setting where each child is valued and encouraged. The day to day struggle to survive can rob many of the children of laughter, joy, self-confidence, identity and hope. The teachers and assistants strive to recapture these gifts for the children. Your support will enable the teachers to give the children the best possible start in their young lives.’
‘The Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary' was founded by Barby in 1971.It is located in Freezeland Lane near Sidley. The Sanctuary provides a refuge for lost and unwanted animals. Permanent loving homes are sought for the animals wherever possible. Many of the students and staff at the Academy adopted pets from them, including rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, dogs and chickens animals which can’t be re-homed for any reason are given a permanent home at the Sanctuary. All the animals receive medical treatment when necessary, and all are spayed or neutered. Barby Keel never puts any animal down, unless it is necessary to prevent needless suffering. The Sanctuary is run by Barby herself and a team of staff and volunteers. It is funded entirely by donations and through fund raising events, and 100% of the money raised goes to the Sanctuary.’
There are more than 360,000 living Harvard alumni spread all across the world. One of the most selective universities in the country, only 6% of applicants are admitted into Harvard. Average starting salary for Harvard graduates is $60,000. 8 United States Presidents graduated from Harvard – John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush, Rutherford Hayes, and of course, Barack Obama.
Founder John Harvard donated his entire library collection of 400 books as well as half of his estate to the university.