tererai trent.jpgZimbabwean born, Dr Tererai Trent, who was nominated an Oprah Winfrey all-time favourite guest in May this year, says construction of Matau Primary School in Hurungwe, which is being funded by The Oprah Winfrey Foundation is expected to be completed within a year. .

Growing up as an ordinary girl in rural Zimbabwe, Tererai never thought that one day her life story would change thousands of lives of other children. Tererai was married at 11 years and is now a mother of five. Her life story touched the heart of Oprah, a talk show host and went on to become an Oprah Winfrey all-time favourite guest.

Tererai who attended Matau Primary School in Hurungwe, selected her former school to become the beneficiary of the Oprah Winfrey Foundation Grant.


Work at Matau Primary School which is currently under reconstruction is progressing well, and addressing a media briefing before her departure to the US where she is now based, Tererai said it is her dream to ensure every Zimbabwean child get access to education.

The Oprah Winfrey Foundation extended a US1,5 million dollar grant to Save the Children Zimbabwe to rebuild Matau Primary School in honour of Tererai.


Tererai’s dream of ploughing back to the community and those who helped her to achieve her dreams of assisting other children is now coming to fruition.


Reconstruction of Matau Primary School is being co-ordinated by the local community in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture.