Helping dreams take flight: The story of Tinashe and Panashe

Clockwork Books helping dreams take flight: In the heart of Zimbabwe, the story of two young souls, Tinashe and Panashe, unfolds—a narrative woven with threads of resilience, ambition, and the indomitable spirit of dreams.

At Clockwork Books, we believe in the transformative power of education. It’s a force that doesn’t just alter the trajectory of individual lives but also nurtures the growth of families and the future of entire communities. It’s with this conviction that we share the journey of these remarkable 19-year-old twins whose life story exemplifies the very essence of this belief.

A journey of resilience

Tinashe and Panashe’s tale begins in a humble home in Zimbabwe, under the care of their single mother, Vongaishe. Determined to provide for her children, Vongaishe moved to South Africa in search of work, leaving her twins to navigate the complexities of life’s challenges from a tender age. These challenges, however, did not deter these resilient young people. Instead, the twins’ hardships became the fuel that ignited their aspirations—Tinashe has a knack for information processing and dreams of exploring the realms of computer science, while Panashe is drawn to a calling in social work.

The twins’ quest for excellence is reflected in their academic successes. Tinashe, a gifted soccer player, secured a scholarship through his athletic talent and academic diligence, showing just how committed he is to his dreams. Panashe, supported by their mother’s sacrifices, was able to join Tinashe at Gutu High so that she could receive an education of equal quality. Together, the twins ventured into entrepreneurial activities to help their mother make ends meet, raising chickens and growing vegetables.

Last year, the twins passed their A Levels with exceptional results.

Beyond boundaries

The twins’ aspirations stretch far beyond the confines of their homeland. Panashe and Tinashe have found a path to further their education in Poland, a dream that promises to expand their horizons and equip them with the tools to make a meaningful impact. But their journey is hindered by financial constraints, just another barrier they must overcome to bring their dreams to fruition.

This is where the story of Panashe and Tinashe intersects with our mission at Clockwork Books. We recognize the profound impact education can have, not only on individuals but on entire communities and future generations. Tinashe and Panashe are not merely students; they are beacons of hope and exemplars of perseverance in their community. 

Our support of the crowdfunding campaign to finance Tinashe and Panashe’s academic journey is a practical demonstration of Clockwork Books’ dedication to uplifting young people and our belief in the transformative value of education.

The impact of your contribution

Supporting Tinashe and Panashe transcends the act of financial assistance; it’s an investment in the potential of human spirit and the life-changing power of education. 

The proceeds of this fundraising campaign will go towards:

  • Paying the agent that assisted Panashe and Tinashe to select the university and programmes that are best suited to them, helped the twins to apply, and still provides advice and guidance to make the journey easier and more successful.
  • Covering the cost of the first year of tuition for both Panashe and Tinashe. The standard procedure when the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Poland, accepts a foreign student into one of their programmes is to charge the first year of tuition upfront.
  • Helping Vongaishe pay expenses like travel to and from main centres to have the twins’ qualifications authenticated and applying for Visas.
  • Buying the tickets for the twins to fly to Poland.
  • Covering expenses like accommodation, travel, and groceries, when the twins arrive in Poland.

Please visit this campaign’s page on the BackaBuddy crowdfunding platform and consider making a contribution to this worthy cause. Even small contributions can make an enormous difference!

Your support can help break a cycle of hardship and pave the way for a world brimming with possibilities for Tinashe and Panashe. It’s a testament to the power of community and the belief that, even in the face of adversity, hope and hard work can prevail. By contributing to their campaign, you’re not just helping two young people pursue their education, you’re part of a larger movement of empowerment and transformation.


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