ChiShona learning resources and more

Discover ZimbOriginal's learning solutions, designed to empower learners, and to promote ChiShona learning.


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Resources to support ChiShona language learning, including engaging and exciting well-illustrated stories told in ChiShona, and more.

Why you'll love ZimbOriginal



Through telling real stories from real people, learners can easily relate to the real-world.


Blended approach

Instructor-led courses offered in real-time are supplemented with online resources.
This enriches learning and deepens interactions during real-time sessions.


Broad coverage

The content and stories incorporate key educational themes covered in the national curriculum while using real-world examples.


ChiShona Library

Stories in ChiShona provide an unlimited opportunity for children to interact with ChiShona vocabulary and grammar.


Cultural awareness

Learners are provided with knowledge and understanding to overcome prejudice and indifference against indigenous and traditional cultural practices.


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Econet subscribers will not incur data charges while accessing ZimbOriginal!



Content is available across all of today’s devices: desktops, tablets, and smartphones.


Unlimited access

Learners have unlimited access to online resources, for use on demand.

Get access to our ChiShona Library

Stories in ChiShona provide an unlimited opportunity for children to interact with ChiShona vocabulary and grammar.

Who is ZimbOriginal for?

A Young Zimbabwean without knowledge on, and struggling to understand and grasp issues and concepts relating to our indigenous culture and languages.

Zimbabwean Parent wondering how best to assist a child who needs help with indigenous culture, languages, and concepts.

An Educator in Zimbabwe who needs to research Shona, Heritage, and culture related assignments, and also needs to put together meaningful, interesting, and interactive lesson plans.

A member of the Zimbabwean Diaspora who cherishes their Zimbabwean heritage and desires to preserve it in an unadulterated form so that it can be passed on to future generations.

A Foreigner or Culture Tourist, keen on engaging with the culture – lifestyle, history, art, architecture, religion, and whatever else that has helped shape the way of life of Zimbabwean people.

Just You interested, and curious about languages, culture, customs, and traditions that are indigenous to Zimbabwe.

Solutions designed to address the unique challenges faced by young learners