In 2021, St George’s College will be celebrating 125 years and alongside this the Old Georgians Association will be celebrating its Centenary (100 years).
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On Monday the 3rd of February a few Old Georgians (class of 2013) and teachers, along with family members and friends of the late Richard Rugube gathered to remember him by planting three trees. There was also media coverage, through The Herald and Daily News newspapers. The first tree in remembrance of Richard, was planted on 1st of December 2012 and those close to him have continued to plant trees annually since then.
Apart from planting the memorial trees, it was also the launch of the Richard Rugube and Marjorie Mutemererwa Trust website (rkrandmfmtrust.org). The main aims of the trust are:
(Taken from website: https://www.rkrandmfmtrust.org)
Marjorie Mutemererwa felt this Trust is the perfect way to remember her son, as his legacy lives on through something Richard was very passionate about.
The tree planting started on schedule at 9 o’clock. His close friends Bvumai Kurebwaseka and Anesu Mandeya helped with the direction of operations. Mrs. Judy Wienand (one of the St. George’s Teachers, who helps oversee the planting of trees in the school) gave valuable information on the three trees we would be planting. An important aspect is that all three trees are indigenous, evergreen trees. The reason of planting these trees along the fencing of the Botanical Gardens is to contribute to the natural beauty of the surrounding flora.
The trees planted were:
1. Wild Mango Tree
2. Quinine Tree
3. “Football Fruit” Tree
After the planting of the trees, Marjorie Mutemererwa gave us speech on Richard as well as the vision of the trust. Shortly after this, the website was launched.
Luke Wilson (Class of 2013), one of Richard’s friends who he met through the Wildlife Club at St. George’s College gave a vote of thanks to those in attendance and Anesu Mandeya closed the event the way he had opened it, with a prayer.
The event was a beautiful way to remember a young man who had a vision of preserving, expanding and spreading the beauty of the environment. As trees are a symbol of hope and life may we through Richard’s legacy learn to appreciate and conserve our environment.
By Tinashe Chingoka
Cultural Department, St. George’s College