Work and Worship in Zimbabwe - an introduction to rural life in Central Zimbabwe

Tenda Mwari (Thank God) sung by the Youth Choir of St Cuthbert’s,  Gweru
St Patrick’s High School includes interviews with pupils about their hopes for the future
St Luke’s Kwekwe:  extract from an open air service at Kwekwe Hospital
Work & Worship in Zimbabwe Tenda Mwari St Patrick's High School Kwekwe Service Extract


During our visits to Zimbabwe we have been able to shoot some videos to give some idea of what life is like there. Although somewhat variable in quality, they do capture the flavour, especially of the sense of joy in difficult situations. (Click on the picture to watch the video) In addition to these shorter films, we have some longer compilations on dvd, which are available to purchase as fund-raisers at Link events.

St Patrick’s High School - including interviews with pupils on their thoughts about the school, and their hopes for the future. (Duration 7’00”)

Or click here to see the original 17min version (showing classes and “Farming God’s Way”)

Work & Worship in Zimbabwe

Work and Worship in Zimbabwe - an introduction to rural life in Central Zimbabwe. This was produced primarily for use in schools, to show the lifestyle of children growing up without all the material things we so easily take for granted. (Duration 10 mins)

NB Facts given in this video now out of date

Tenda Mwari

Tenda Mwari (which in Shona means “Thank God”, or “Give Thanks to God”) sung by the Youth Choir of St Cuthbert’s Cathedral, Gweru. (Duration 5’45”)

St Patrick's High School Kwekwe Service Extract

St Luke’s Kwekwe - an extract from an open air service at Kwekwe Hospital.

Many Zim hymns are based on old British hymns with translated words and new tunes. This is “Loving Shepherd of thy Sheep” as you’ve never heard it before! (Duration 4’30”)

This land our land, is our Zimbabwe A land of peace for you and me Once born in pain and segregation But now we live in harmony

St Hugh's Primary

St Hugh’s Primary School, Mazinyo - showing that despite being very remote, and having very basic conditions at the school, staff morale is high and teaching standards are good. (Duration 3’20”)

St Mark's Primary

St Mark’s Primary School, Lozane - showing the cracks in the classrooms, the non-existant walls and roof, as well as the joyful singing by children who live in a world without television. (Duration 4’45”)

St Martin's Primary

St Martin’s Primary School, Amaveni - showing how they manage to teach 22 classes with only 15 classrooms, by “hot seating” and holding classes outside. (Duration 5’00”)

St Patrick's Primary

St Patrick’s Primary School, Gambiza - including the school’s Culture Hut, where children learn the traditional way of Zimbabwean life in a round house, before that is overtaken by more modern living styles. (Duration 5’00”)

Stories of Zimbabwean Women - from Hear Africa Foundation

Mugabe and the White African - film trailer

Zimbabwe - A World of Wonders by Zimbabwe Tourism Net

DVDs available to purchase as fundraisers at Link events
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Other Videos about Zimbabwe

There are many other videos about Zimbabwe available on the web, but here are just a few, to save you the time hunting for them. We must just mention that their inclusion in this list doesn’t mean that we either endorse or disagree with their contents.

Our Zimbabwe - The infamous song by Henry Olonga:

The Mbira - a demonstration of the musical instrument used in traditional Shona ceremonies

Traditional stone sculpture with Lovemore Mashapure

Under African Skies - Paul Simon and Miriam Makeba performing in Harare

St Andrew’s Mkoba - The congregation of St Andrew's Mkoba have been praying and working on the construction of their new church building since 2005. Worship at this consecration service is led by the Shurugwi Choir. Filmed by Sue McKinney. (Duration 10’00”)

St Andrew's Consecration

Lion rehabilitation project at the Antelope Park