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A ray of hope to Chengeta Primary pupils

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STUDENTS of Chengeta Primary School in Selous closed school last week with smiles on their faces as they are looking forward to start the new academic year in a modern building.

Wadzanai Madhibha

The school was established in the wake of the government’s resettlement programme, but, however, it lacked proper infrastructure.

The conditions of the old school reveal a sad state of the old barns that were being used as classrooms and one would clearly notice the need for improvement.

The future of the children at the school was being severely compromised and fundamental education rights infringed.

Dunhu Ramambo, a hospitality organisation in the tourism business, came to their rescue by building four classrooms blocks for the school.

Speaking at the official opening of the classroom blocks last week, Dunhu Ramambo general manager Chris Chiparaushe said that the company was trying hard to shape the future of the children.

“These children are the future generation and we have realised that they deserve thebest. The barns they were using as classrooms were deteriorating and were not good for the learning, hence we decided to build a school,” said Chiparaushe.

He also applaud people of the community for the support they showed during the time they were constructing the classroom blocks.
“The organisation started constructing the blocks in 2011 and the people from this community also played a pivotal role during construction,” he added.

The headmaster of the school, Dick Rundofa could not hold back tears of joy as he expressed gratitude for the school that built for the children.

“Today I am very happy that the school has been completed and next term the children would no longer endure the hardship of learning  in the barns as they will be in their new classrooms,” said Rundofa.

“Even though the barns we were using as classrooms were not good and the environment was unfit to offer decent education parents did not have any option as the nearest school is about 20 km so the children had to endure learning there.”

Tafara Gambiga, a Grade Six pupil at the school, could not hide his joy of getting the opportunity to learn in the newly built classroom blocks. “l can’t wait  for the schools to open next term so that we can conduct our learning activities in the new buildings and I will work hard to attain excellent grades,” said Gambiga.

According to the United Nations education is a fundamental children’s right and there is need to improve the current state of schools especially in the rural areas so as to shape brighter future for the children.

Dunhu Ramambo is also in the process of building a secondary school in this area as secondary schools are very far such prompting many children to drop out of school after completing their primary education.

In its corporate social responsibility, Dunhu Ramambo aims at transforming lives by ensuring that children attain quality education boosted by state-of-the art learning structures.

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