Val's Story

As we start our 10 year Anniversary celebrations the first Chair of the Mudeka Foundation, Val Rutherford, looks back over what we have accomplished.

“Always a great believer in miracles, the past decade since the Mudeka Foundation was established hasn’t disillusioned that belief.

From very small beginnings in 2011, the charity has grown and prospered thanks to miracles great and small.

Somehow, just the right people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and integrity have joined with us to ensure a small group of children in Zimbabwe receive the education they deserve. 

“The Foundation wasn’t just a helping hand that provided me with fees, but with the tools for the journey … Fees and other related challenges became a thing of the past, as my school fees would be paid on time.”

Arthur, one of the first pupils supported by the Mudeka Foundation

Val Rutherford

“As first Chair of the charity, I raise my glass to all those who have played their part in making the life-chances of young people like Arthur achievable, and thank those who continue to take the Mudeka Foundation forward into the next decade.”

Val Rutherford 2021

Anniversary Appeal

As we look back over 10 brilliant years of the Mudeka Foundation, we also look forward to the future. To celebrate our anniversary we want to offer 10 scholarships to pupils in Zimbabwe, which would include school fees, uniform, books, exam fees and mentorship. Anything you can give to support this would be greatly appreciated.