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Cadet Ranger Program in Zimbabwe

A Malilangwe Community Initiative

The Cadet Ranger Program is a community initiative led by The Malilangwe Trust that is focused on training new scouts. The inaugural course was initiated on December 10th, 2018 with 22 young men (aged 16 to 19 years) recruited from the neighboring Dhumisani Secondary School.

The curriculum for the CRP course was approved by The Ministry of Education and is held over a period of 9 weeks throughout the course of a year. Passing on a diverse range of skills the Malilangwe Scouts act as mentors to the cadets by sharing their wisdom with the young recruits.

Duties shared amongst the cadets include cleaning, washing, and cooking meals. Standards for levels of cleanliness and neatness are explained and demonstrated by the Scouts to encourage high standards and teamwork.

An All-Encompassing Cadet Ranger Program Syllabus

Leadership and Personal Development takes the form of team-building exercises. This encourages the cadets to collaborate on devising strategies, solving problems, and engages them in public speaking.

Nutrition: cadets receive instruction in food handling and hygiene, as well as preparation of delicious meals. By the end of the first module, the cadets are responsible for all their own catering.

Health and exercise are fundamentals in this program. Every morning starts with physical exercises, followed by a bush run. The day’s workouts also include circuit training in the gym and a very competitive team ball sport named “murderball”.

Conservation education consists of activities both in the classroom and out in the field, with an emphasis on practical work and group discussions.

Bush Skills include sharing knowledge of the local flora and fauna with the cadets and CPR. Bush skills are currently being instructed by some of the other senior scouts.

First Aid through practical and theoretical lessons. In their pass-out parade, the young cadets act out a scenario and the processes of attending to the injuries at the scene of the incident.

Healthy lifestyle: includes motivational talks on the importance of healthy living and making good life choices. Covering alcohol abuse, smoking, drugs, HIV/AIDS awareness, and sexually transmitted diseases.


Shoes (trainers/sneakers) for their physical fitness training

Supplies (food, stationery)

Attendance of 1 boy - $1,275.00

1 x student sponsorship for senior school - $6,500

1 x student sponsorship for senior school / Mission School - $1,500.00

1 x student sponsorship for university (Shangaan student) - $3,000


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