Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) and the British Council Friday donated textbooks and other reading materials to Madotshwa Primary School in Lupane.
The donation was made under the Cover to Cover national essay competition run by The Standard newspaper, which — together with NewsDay and the Zimbabwe Independent newspapers — falls under the AMH stable.
AMH also incorporates MultiStrand printing company and Munn Marketing.
AMH Bulawayo office manager, Belinda Moyo who was accompanied by the group’s Bureau Chief for the Southern Region, Dumisani Sibanda and AMH marketing officer based in Bulawayo, Wonder Bafana, presented the consignment to the headmaster of the school Joe Msimanga and representatives of the school’s development committee.
Moyo told the gathering that the idea to donate to the school was mooted when a former pupil at the school, Perseverance Sibanda, won a prize under the Cover to Cover essay competition last year.
“Perseverance won an award for her essay on an earthquake and that is when the relationship started,” she said.
“Today we have brought with us textbooks courtesy of AMH under the banner of the Cover to Cover project and the British Council as per your request when we asked for your needs. I hope these textbooks will help you in your studies.’’
Speaking at the same occasion, Sibanda pledged that together with other journalists from the AMH stable in the region they would help set up a writers’ club which would produce a monthly newsletter for Madotshwa Primary School.
“In a small way this is our way of saying thank you to society for making us what we are as journalists,” he added.