Zaka – Zaka District Schools Inspector Mr Samson Chidzurira has praised Zimbabweans living in USA through their organizations World Big Family Inc (WBF) and Naledi for a timely donation of 15 bicycles and 15 solar kits to girl learners at Zaka High School.
The donation which was handed over to girls at Zaka High School last Friday was over $5000.00 United States dollars.
The colourful event saw a sizeable crowd of learners, parents, staff members converging at Zaka High School under strict Covid 19 regulations.
Zaka DSI Mr Samson Chidzurira said he was pleased to see people in the diaspora assisting vulnerable children in rural areas.
‘Access to education and quality education has been fulfilled by Naledi & WBF today at Zaka High. Learners can now travel to school easily and recharge researching gadgets at home using their solar kits’.
“Access to education and ICT especially girls is our number one priority and we want to warmly thank our benefactors” he said.
WBF rep Mr Pride Chinganda said it was their wish to see rural girls excel more in ICT subjects hence the donation of solar kits to enhance e-learning during lockdown periods.
“We want to remove the divide between rural and urbanites especially during this Covid era where lock downs have affected physical learning.
“Use of ICT becomes an enabler in emancipating girl child. We are coming in to compliment government effort” he said.
Mr Makaza from Naledi said that the organization was happy seeing Zaka community embracing the donation.
“Most NGOs are found wanting when it comes to donations. Recipients of donations may not like it.
“Here it’s different. We are moved by joy and excitement shown by the learners and parents here present. This is the beginning of our relationship with the school. We hope to work together on more projects” said Makaza.
Apart from donation, 15 fruit trees were planted in the school garden as well as a palm tree in honour of the late head Mr Chinganda R who succuumbed to Covid 19.
The late Chinganda was a key member of the World Big Family Inc (WBF).
The Acting Head Mr Michael Svuure thanked the organizations for their gesture towards developing Zaka high school.
Dr Mutanda urged the girls to work extra hard in their studies and make positive use of the gadgets they were given.