RSHM Mission in the Zambezi Region

The mission of the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary has led them to ‘respond to the needs of those who are most in need of justice, especially women and children, enabling the powerless, the deprived, the marginalized, the voiceless to work effectively for their own development and liberation.’ The RSHM run social missions in 14 countries, including four countries in Africa.

In 1998 the four RSHM international schools in Europe each adopted and became responsible for the four RSHM missions in Africa, working to educate and act for the causes of humanity and creation and to prepare our students to become leaders who are agents of transformation for justice and peace. Marymount Paris sponsors the RSHM mission in the Zambezi region, Zimbabwe and Zambia, where RSHM sisters have been working in Harare, Mutare and Chinhoyi since 1963.

This vision of linking schools to missions enables the sisters to continue their important work in the places where they are needed the most. In return, our students are given an opportunity to look beyond their own world and context, and develop a compassionate but critical view of global issues.

A global learning opportunity

By building learning opportunities inspired by the RSHM Zambezi mission into the curriculum, we aim to cultivate the intellectual and emotional leadership skills our students need to tackle the pressing global problems of the future.

Marymount Community Support

To raise awareness and generate financial support for the sisters, their works, and the needs of the children in Zimbabwe, students, parents and faculty at our school participate in numerous projects, events, and fundraising initiatives. Funds have provided scholarships, tuition fees, uniforms, supplies, food, access to remedial learning, HIV/Aids care and much more, to hundreds of children and their families.

Details about the RSHM Missionary Work in the Zambezi Region