Sister Kudzai is a woman of varied interests. She is a keen musician who was a member of the Dominican Convent CASSA Choir during her high school days, and enjoys singing, playing the guitar and African drums. In addition, she enjoys immersing herself in nature, and especially enjoys flower-gardening. Sister Kudzai is also an avid sportswoman and enjoys mountain climbing, social swimming, cycling, and playing basketball and social tennis. She enjoys travelling, adventure, making lasting friendships, as well as the occasional retreat to recharge and reconnect with God.
Having been born as the oldest of three children, Sister Kudzai has always valued VERITAS (truth), justice and discipline, and holds the mantra “hard work never kills.” She especially enjoys formulating and applying new approaches to doing things. In all her interactions with fellow staff members, students and parents, she aims to see in every person the face of God. In all her endeavours, she aims to live up to her personal vision and mission statement:
Mrs Saneliso Mkharo (née Ndhlovu) was born into a family of six children, and grew up in Gweru. She attended Muwunga Primary School in Gweru, Loreto Secondary School and Gokomere High School. Upon completing her high school education, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Zimbabwe, and majored in Philosophy, Religious Education and Mathematics and worked as a teacher, before returning to the university to complete her Master’s Degree in Education. During her career as a teacher, she has taught Mathematics and Divinity at Hatfield High School, Mabelreign Girls High School, Holy Rosary High School in Mvurwi and St John’s High School (Emerald Hill). She served as Deputy Headmistress at Chipindura High School in Bindura from 1992 to 1995.
Mrs. Mkharo joined the Dominican Convent in 2008 , and was appointed to be Deputy Headmistress in 2016. She is proud to have followed the footsteps of her parents, grandparents and siblings who also devoted their lives to teaching.
At heart, Mrs Mkharo is a philanthropist. From 2008 to 2009, she worked for Christian Care, an NGO which distributed food to people in Mzarabani and Goromonzi. Today, she volunteers for a local organization that gives food to the homeless at particular drop-off points and is a proud Rotarian. She has also been an ardent Catholic since she became married, and is a member of the Lay Dominican Order. Her hobbies include flower-gardening, cooking and reading gospel-related literature. She is widowed, and has two daughters and one son.
Mrs Mkharo believes that her life’s purpose is to guide young people, especially girls, to live a life guided by principles and pleasing to God. She aims to inspire young women to be successful in their education and to be socially adept. She also has a desire to see Zimbabweans valuing the family structure, as it can have a lasting impact on the trajectory of a young woman’s life and the nation as a whole.