School holidays - a time for fun and rest!

Fun fact: the education system in Zimbabwe goes year-round, with three 30 day holidays to give everyone a chance to rest, help out at home and see their families. Many high school students go to boarding school, so it's an important time for young people to connect with their families. 

Children at Kuda Vana look forward to school holidays as their older siblings return from high school, and joyful reunions between friends. Kuda Vana's high school students attend a variety of boarding schools based on their academic and emotional needs. 

Two of our high school girls attend a competitive high school in Harare - one wants to a doctor, the other a teacher. Their school takes annual trips to culturally significant spots on Zimbabwe and abroad, and this past school holiday they had the opportunity to travel to Nyanga National Park.  We thought you'd enjoy seeing photos from their trip! 

 J enjoys a view and some sunshine on a cool winter day

J enjoys a view and some sunshine on a cool winter day

 J and D are best friends - they have so much fun together in school. 

J and D are best friends - they have so much fun together in school. 

 Goofing around with friends from school

Goofing around with friends from school

 D enjoys participating in some traditional dancing 

D enjoys participating in some traditional dancing 

 J shares a smile on a hike to a waterfall

J shares a smile on a hike to a waterfall