Camp Constitution’s Blumenfeld Archives Has Impact in Harare, Zimbabwe

Since the creation of the Sam Blumenfeld Archives several years ago,, thousands of people from all over the world but mainly in the United States, have taken advantage of this incredible resource.  In 2019, a special needs teacher in South Africa contacted told us that in only two weeks after using  Alpha-Phonics, most of her students became proficient readers.  And recently, we heard from a Mr. Godknows Matizofa of Harare, Zimbabwe:

“Blumenfeld is the best method to coach reading…. Nottingham Junior School opened its doors to the public in January 2019 to address the challenges the community was facing ranging from poverty and failure to transport their children to the nearest government schools which are 12 miles a result, some children ended up staying at home so I started offering some home free lessons and when the number increased ,I decided that it should be a full time school. To fund the little requirements like chalks ,desks and some other materials ,I had to use my salary since I was still working for the government as a teacher. The enrolment increased from 6 students to the current one of 350. The school now has 10 teachers including me. These teachers get their salaries from the paltry fees that our students pay. The fees is $11 per month . The amount is too little to cater for the students needs and also to adequately cater for the teachers . We currently have been relying on ebooks for reading, of which to the students its a big challenge since most of them do not afford to have ICT gadgets like phones or tablets to read the books. Some students fail to even pay that little amount. I have mentioned some of the challenges we are facing , We are most welcome to any form of assistance that you may offer us. Feel free too ask anything .

Thank you in advance.

Yours Truly

Godknows Matizirofa

We donated a case of Sam Blumenfeld’s Phonics for Success, and plan to send them more. They need another 120 copies.  The cost of shipping a case of 25 books is $111.oo.  The books cost us $5.00.  If you would like to donate to this project, you can do so via our PayPal account accessed from our website’s homepage:   Here is a video of one of the teachers  at the school using Sam’s “Alpha-Phonics to teach these precious children the proper way to learn how to read: