Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo

Sanganai/Hlanganani World Tourism Expo

Sep 08, 2018

I really didn't know what to expect, after all, this was a locally organized event which had not been hosted in Bulawayo for several years... but my excitement grew as we started planning.

2018 GSI STEM Teacher Professional Development

2018 GSI STEM Teacher Professional Development

Jan 20, 2018

Gwango hosted the first of several planned 2018 STEM Teacher Professional Development Workshops. The first Workshop of the year, held in January included 8 teachers. We selected (from different school

Mugabe Resigns

Mugabe Resigns

Nov 21, 2017

I wish mom could have lived to see this day. This change is very personal.

Infrastructure at Dampa has expanded

Infrastructure at Dampa has expanded

Nov 14, 2017

How happy I was during an unscheduled visit to Dampa Secondary School today! I found that the school had not wasted any time in constructing a building for flushing toilets.

Free to Smile visit and Brave Tom

Nov 14, 2017

This month, the Gwango team got really excited about a second visit from the Free to Smile volunteers. The team came to Hwange for a short break after spending a week at Mpilo Hospital in Bulawayo whe

Thatch grass from women in Dete

Thatch grass from women in Dete

Oct 30, 2017

The women of our community go into the forest to cut grass at the National Parks, Forestry areas and on private concessions. The agreement they make is that they'll work (provide labour), in exchange

Shortage of cooking oil

Shortage of cooking oil

Oct 16, 2017

Our staff uses far too much cooking oil! This has been a topic of many conversations. We have tried to emphasize to them that too much oil is rather unhealthy - artery clogging, etc. etc.

American and Australian Consuls visit Gwango

American and Australian Consuls visit Gwango

Oct 11, 2017

Danny and I are privileged to be hosting the U.S. Embassy Consul, Mrs. Amy Diaz, and the Australian Embassy Consul, Mrs. Cathy Jenkins.

An Unexpected Responsibility

An Unexpected Responsibility

Sep 19, 2015

On this day my Danny spent the evening negotiating lobola for a young man who works for us here at Gwango.

We're building Gwango Elephant Lodge

We're building Gwango Elephant Lodge

Jun 01, 2014

May has been a busy month for us at Gwango. Our team in the bush has grown to almost 30 builders, a plumber, a carpenter and several new lodge staff, mostly hired from communities surrounding Gwango.

Large crowds turn up for Gwango job interviews

Large crowds turn up for Gwango job interviews

Apr 28, 2014

Large crowds turned up at Dampa Secondary School to interview for jobs at Gwango. We expected to spend four hours interviewing candidates, but instead stayed until well into the evening hours until ev