Update: 19 February 2024

There has been a drought in Zimbabwe 4 out of the last 5 years. Both these pictures/video are real. The Buy a Brick Foundation through its Donors and Team on the ground are Making a Difference in the lives of thousands and thousands.
Through Donations, Two Wells were Drilled. Pastor Josi now has water at the Church, at two large community gardens in his Village and at his homestead.
Please consider donating as the lack of rain water is leaving the people in the rural areas of Zimbabwe in a very vulnerable position.

Update: February 2024 Buy a Brick Foundation

Simathelele Primary School
The 2 school blocks are coming along nicely. We hope to have both school blocks roofed by the end of February as all materials are on site. The Difference in the lives of 230 children is going to be amazing. Just think about this. You have NEVER BEEN to school except under a tree or an old worn-out torn tarp, and now you are in two brand new school blocks. Oh yeah, how about the Teachers who have been teaching under these previous conditions?

Next.
Nyongolo Primary School
A very similar situation as Simathelele.
There are 400 students at Nyongolo; but there are only two school blocks, so 200 kids attend school under trees.
We are pushing really hard to get this huge school block completed by the end of April 2024.

Thank you All for your continued Donations and Prayers.
Please consider Donating in 2024 as the kids in the rural areas of Zimbabwe Africa truly need your help.

You can see the huge school block at Nyongolo Primary School that’s slab ready for the walls.

This is a picture of the drought that has hit Zimbabwe over the past 4 out of 5 years. Today, January 2024 things are changing for two areas in the Hwange Rural District. The Buy a Brick Foundation through donations are drilling two water wells. One for the Community known as St. Mary's and the other is for the homestead and a church that is lead by Pastor Josi. Please continue to donate to The Buy a Brick Foundation so this most needed (WATER) can be brought up from the earth.
It's December 22nd 2023 and we hope to have the roof on by mid January. We are making great progress on Simathelele Primary School. Two big School blocks that will hold the 200 kids that attend Simathelele. Merry Christmas to All...

This video shows the roofing supplies getting ready to be delivered to Simathelele Primary School.

Today, November 30 2023 Do you all remember this. This was the so called Primary School - Simathelele in Binga Zimbabwe Africa in August 2023... Take a look

Toilets have been dug and plastered. Two huge school blocks are coming up nicely.
Over 200 kids will have an actual school building to learn in.
Thanks for your support.

Today is September 28th 2023. The pictures and video below are of the progress being made at Nyongolo Primary School. Thanks everyone for your support.

Thank you Riley Leonard QB at Duke University for your donation and for the t-shirts.
The kids at Nyongolo Primary School love them. They are cheering for Duke.
Let’s gooooo
“Say i wont”

Its September 6th 2023
Back from Zimbabwe after spending 4 months on the Mission Field

Hi Everyone
Leigh and I are back from Zimbabwe after spending 4 months on the Mission Field. We arrived in DC on Saturday from Africa and
we had two important stops
before we headed back to Alabama.
1. Was to drive to Duke to see the Duke Football Team take on #9 Clemson. QB Riley Leonard performed and the Duke Defense was outstanding. A 28 – 7 Duke Victory was the outcome.
2. A meeting was scheduled with the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to finalize the Coal Project that we have been working on.
A) Zimbabwe Govt approves funding for Phase One in their 2024 Budget….this is huge.
B. The Development of using the mighty Zambezi River to irrigate rural communities in Zimbabwe creating year round crop rotation by using this incredible water resource.
3. The continued exploration of upgrading the Gold Mining Process and evaluation of this natural resource so that the proper value of this resource can better equip Zimbabwe from a monetary standpoint.

Its August 19 2023 Just a quick update on our trip to Binga

Hello Everyone
Just a quick update on our trip to Binga as we visited the poorest area in all of Zimbabwe.
The first load of 10,000 bricks arrived. We need 30,000 more plus cement, window frames, door frames, roofing, etc. But is
the Village of Simathelele excited about their new school or What? People unloading the bricks in big numbers…this is what The Buy a Brick Foundation does, we empower Communities to take ownership in the projects and this is exactly what the people of Simathelele did.
This is going to be an awesome school project for the entire community.
Thanks Again Everybody for your continued support. $68,000 is need to complete this school and teachers living quarters along with supplying water to the school and furnishings.
www.buyabrickfoundation.org
Or
Buy a Brick Foundation
PO Box 818
Fairhope Alabama 36533

God Bless You All.
Thanks for Prayers and your continued financial support.
The Buy a Brick Foundation continues to be a 100% Volunteer Organization.
Yes, we do have to pay a Builder in Zimbabwe but that fee is small do to the fact that the Communities supply all the labor, along with volunteers from The Buy a Brick Foundation,
20 years on the ground in Zimbabwe making a Huge Difference in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands.

Its August 18 2023

Hey Everybody
Just a quick update. We were so touched by the desperate state of the Simahelele Primary School that when we left Binga Thursday morning for our 6 hr drive back to Victoria Falls that we called our brick supplier and asked if he could send 10,000 of the 40,000 bricks to Binga right away. Once again, every year we come across an unbudgeted project such as this that needs immediately attention to solve a truly desperate need.. By the time we got to Hwange the truck was loaded and heading to Binga. How awesome is that? Crazy good. School starts back on September 10th here in Zimbabwe and the 200 kids are going to see bricks piled up and ready for construction. They will be so so happy. They will finally have an actual brick School building within a year or less.
We need to raise $68,000 for the school, teachers living quarters, water, desk and more.
Again and again your financial support and Prayers has completed over 30 schools and teachers living quarters in Zimbabwe.
This school is absolutely the most desperate one we have ever seen in 20 years here in Zimbabwe
Please consider donating to The Buy a Brick Foundation
PO Box 818
Fairhope Alabama 36533
www.buyabrickfoundation.org
Thanks again for your support.
Gib Leonard
Founding Director
202-359-4900
GibLeonard@gmail.com

Simahelele Primary School
August 10th 2023...Ground Breaking for the large 4 room classroom block at Nyongolo Primary School

This is so needed as the school attendance has risen dramatically over the past three years. When we visited the school in July 2023 we found 3 classes being held under the trees and the rains are coming in the next few months so we need to act fast.
Please continue to donate to The Buy a Brick Foundation at
www.buyabrickfoundation.org
Or by check
PO Box 818
Fairhope Alabama 36533
Thanks so much for your continued support and prayers.
The Buy a Brick Foundation Team.
Gib and Leigh

IT'S SATURDAY JULY 15th 2023

Zimbabwe, Africa - Teams from Texas, Virginia, Atmore Alabama and Fairhope Alabama Volunteered their time and talents in many Difference Making Tasks that empowered the people of Zimbabwe

Projects include building toilets at the newly established Chikandakubi Community Garden that will allow the Villagers in this rural area the opportunity to produce year round crops because of the solar powered boreholes that pump water to large Jojo tanks that then allow the water to feed into the garden. It is estimated that 700 people will benefit from this one garden.Teaching Art Classes at Nynogolo Primary School by the renowned Artist from Alabama, USA. Empowering women with arts and crafts that can produce an income for them and their families.
Playing soccer with the kids with new soccer balls. Flying kites high in the air is a totally new experience for the kids. And there is so much more.

BUY A BRICK FOUNDATION AND MEMBERS OF CELEBRATION CHURCH IN FAIRHOPE ALABAMA WENT OUT ON A SPECIAL FOOD DELIVERY AFTER CHURCH TODAY OUT IN THE RURAL BUSH AREA OF ZIMBABWE AFRICA. OUR GOAL WAS TO ASSIST THE LESS FORTUNATE PEOPLE AND THOSE WITH DISABILITIES. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED KNOWING THERE ARE MORE TO FEED.
WE DELIVERED FOOD TO THE “OLD FOLKS HOME” IN VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE AND PROCEEDED OUT TO THE BUSH.

On Monday Leigh and I assisted a local church

in Victoria Falls city with a food drive directed specifically for people that the Dept of Social Services stated needs extra help.

We spent about two hours meeting and greeting wonderful people. All the individuals received what is called a food hamper which consists of their staple food called mealie meal, cooking oil, sugar and salt.

Wow, the longer we stay, the greater the need seems to be. Please consider donating to The Buy a Brick Foundation at Www.buyabrickfoundation.org
Have a Great Day.