pened really fast, all in one semester," Pike said. The Morehead Foundation approved Clark's and Pike's proposal to qualify the Zimbabwean scholarship selection process as their summer enrichment program, and they went to work on applications and fund raising. "It makes us so proud that the founda- tion is funding something like that," said Chuck Lovelace ' 77, director of the Morehead Foundation. "The nice thing about the project is that it is so real. It's not a trip through Egypt where you get your picture taken on a camel-you're there trying to help people, immersing yourself in the culture. It truly is a life- shaping experience." Clark and Pike registered the scholar- ship as a charity to be eligible for tax-free fund raising and sent the scholarship applications to ZCSDF. The foundation distributed 10 to 15 applications to almost every regional education head in Zimbabwe, who then sent them to the poorest and most rural schools in their province. In most schools, the headmaster made the choice, and the application was huttled back to the United States. "The most exciting thing about this project was at the end of the semester, when we had applications corning back in and we could say, 'This is real,''' Clark said. "Those were exciting times." Clark and Pike read through the appli- cations in that first summer of 1995 and chose 40 children to interview. Nine scholarships were awarded. "The kid who is at the top ofhis or her class and has to run to school barefoot and oesn't always get enough to eat every day- that kind of kid is the target child of the scholarship," said Tom Geddes, another Morehead from Britain who was on the 1997 selection team. "The kid who wants to learn more than anything but is not going to have the option of going to secondary school, which costs a significant amount of money, is the kid we want to help." Clark said: "We came back to school motivated and inspired by these kids. The
first year we really didn't know what we
were getting into, but we came back con-
vinced to do everything we could to raise
more funds, provide more scholarships.
It's all about equalizing opportunities
within our generation."
The Morehead example
Although started by a couple of More-
head scholars, Students For Students-
known as "S4S"- has broadened to
include other Carolina students, most of
whom have visited Zimbabwe. S4S also
draws students who have not been to
Zimbabwe but are acting as long-distance
babwean students do an Outward Bound
program in the country's Eastern Highlands
the first summer and are encouraged to do
summer projects and community service.
They write proposals and secure permis-
sion for the projects they want to do. "We
want to give them every opportunity to
explore every facet oflife, which the
Morehead does so well," Clark said.
Gabriel Machinga, Zimbabwe's minister of education, along with British Morehead Tom Geddes and
Galahad Clark's sister, Odette Clark, present The Big Book of Know/edge to Willard Mazanhi, a 1997 scholar. It's
all televised nationally.
mentors to the scholars. Eight Moreheads
have become involved. Clark and Geddes
have returned to the country repeatedly
on their own funding.
"The program is unique in that a student-
run organization grew out of their initial
internship and that this organization contin-
ues to support the scholars and provides a
basis for students to go to Zimbabwe
every summer," Lovelace said. "It grew
into an organization, not just a concept.
It grew into an ongoing organization that
other students, not just Moreheads, can
The scholarship's format is based largely
on the Morehead, Clark said. The Zim-
children to experience life away from their
families and communities before entering
school, something African children usually
do not get to do, she said.
"In AInerica, we have the ability to go
out and have adventures ofour own, like
going on road trips with friends," Chapman
said. "The African children we interview
for this scholarship don't have chances to
do things like that- the only things they
know are their families and close-knit
communities and schools. The motto for
Outward Bound is 'To learn to strive and
not to yield,' and they learn to do that
and also to interact with others in an
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