Poor schools light up

CHIPINGE- A United Nations based charitable organisation, Lights for Learning Zimbabwe (LFTZ), last week donated solar energy installation to three local schools.

Bimire, Museye and Samhusha Primary Schools were the first to benefit from the donations. Speaking at the official solar energy installation, LFLZ national coordinator, Nhamo Sithole, said the programme sought to upgrade the standard of

education for rural folks to match their urban counter parts.

Sithole said Chipinge district became the second district to benefit from such a donation after Bikita in Masvingo province. He added that a team of volunteers from the United Kingdom had already installed solar panels at a clinic and two schools in Bikita district.

District Education Officer Mrs Deria Beta said: “The donation came at time the country’s education sector is facing a number of challenges such as lack of funding. Students will be able to take up on subjects such computers and other subjects that need electricity, “she said. LFLZ is assisting poor communities in developing countries with solar installations in Namibia, Kenya, Phillipines, Ethopia and Zambia.

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