Wayne Chidzivondo is a bright 16 year old boy from a disadvantaged community in Zimbabwe. He currently lives in Windhoek, Namibia and suffers from:
Neurofibromatosis is a genetic mutation that can be an inherited condition.
Neurofibromatosis is defined by tumors, called neurofibromas, that grow along nerves in the body, on or under the skin.
Some children live almost unaffected by it, while others can be disabled by the condition. When the tumors grow, they can press on vital areas of the body, causing problems in the way the body functions. Although usually benign (non-cancerous), about three to five percent can become cancerous.
Wayne has two tumors along his spine, pushing his spine into a severe scoliosis. The doctors are not willing to operate at this time, as the risks of paralysis/ death are too big.
His growth has been severely affected by malnutrition from the circumstances he lived under in Zim. He currently wears a boy’s size 9 - 10, although he is 16 years old.
We want to help Wayne to get a quality Education, to help give him the chance of a bright future. He will never be able to do manual labor, as it will be impossible for him. Without an education, the possibility of him having a promising future are limited.
He is in constant pain, and has faced severe economical, emotional and physical hardships in Zimbabwe where, he grew up until now, but he still has a huge smile on his face, and is one of the most amazing and kindest young people I’ve ever met.
Please help us to raise the funds for his last two years of school, at the Child Intervention and Disability Support Centre (CIDS) in Windhoek. This amazing school has agreed to take Wayne on, without payment, until we can raise the funds for his education.
We are SO tankful for their unfathomable kindness and willingness to help this young man that they just met. It is clear that they truly have a passion for every pupil that crosses their path, and they show a genuine interest in each and every one of them and their futures.
“The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” - Nelson Mandela
Thank you for your kind support,