My mom passed on when I was just seven and at grade 2 level. I completed my primary education in the year 2003.
Out of the blue, as I started my secondary education, a heavenly sent team consisting of Pastor Nyoni, his wife and Brother Chris visited our homestead. They explained they were taking me as a beneficiary of Trust In God Orphanage (TIGO). They paid all my fees for the entire secondary education. Not only that but they went a step further in providing basic needs like food, clothing etc. I also would get gifts from New Zealand through them.
I was privileged that my schooling was paid for by TIGO and I finished my Ordinary level in the year 2007. My sponsors were happy since I had passed. However I failed mathematics and I had to supplement. I passed and in the year 2010 I got enrolled at Morgenster Teachers' College for a Diploma in Education (Primary).
TIGO paid my fees and all the necessities that were needed. I completed in the year 2013 and now am fully employed as a teacher. Yes, education is a fundamental human right but the opportunity to be educated by lovely people like these is a privilege. I am thankful and grateful for the unfailing love. Really there is no such love.
My word of encouragement to those who get this privilege is: Treasure the opportunity as a bar of gold. Do your best. Go beyond limits. To Mrs Nyoni, the Trust In God Orphanage matron and the whole team, I would like to say thank you very much from the deepest part of my heart. You really demonstrated love and saved a soul.
May the dear Lord bless you as you bless others.