In the face of the world COVID-19 crisis, Zimbabwe is particularly vulnerable and HIS wants to make a difference. One of the most significant challenges that we are facing here now is the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses – the medics on the front line. This equipment includes masks, goggles, aprons, face shields, and more.
At the same time, at the end of this school year we have a number of colleagues who will leave HIS: Ms Hogg, Ms Rail, Ms Espinosa, Mrs Rosselli, Ms Farrelly, Ms Henderson, Mr Hansen, Ms. Andrews, Ms Bartosz, Mr Rao, Mr Petersen, Mr Schuetze. In these wonderful teachers’ honor, we would like to challenge our community to raise funds in support of our host country by volunteer members of our HIS community shaving their hair into a Mohawk, with all funds committed to purchasing PPE for our Zimbabwean Medics. We will work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Zimbabwe to ensure we procure the proper PPE.
We are aiming to raise $10,000 USD. Selected teachers and students have committed to shaving their hair into a Mohawk once we've raised different amounts:
$3,000 USD Gabriel in Grade 6 [ACHIEVED: https://youtu.be/iHs6eCulhzg]
$3,500 USD Mr Tyoschin [ACHIEVED : https://youtu.be/q85VWqaADPc ]
$7,500 USD Mr Mangena [ACHIEVED, video pending]
Some students have set personal fundraising goals. Congratulations to Isaiah (KG), Elijah (G2), and Josh O. (G4) for committing to raise $500 for Mohawks for Medics! You can watch them get Mohawks here: https://youtu.be/ACiRxwtZLyw
What about you? Please contact Nurse Carol if you want to embrace a new hairstyle at a particular amount. Then, as we meet the thresholds, we can all watch our friends and colleagues shave their heads into a new hairstyle.
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Note: As the situation changes and evolves here in Zimbabwe, the Mohawks for Medics Fundraising team may redirect funds to other needs of local doctors and nurses as needed. OUR COMMITMENT: The full amount is dedicated to supporting the needs of Medics in Zimbabwe in light of COVID-19.