Pupils join environment fight

A local primary school has embarked on a successful waste management project. Setting the pace for other stakeholders, like small-scale miners accused of damaging the small asbestos-mining town, Shabanie Primary sorts waste material in line with provisions for environmental management.

Pupils collect decomposing material from around town to make compost for the horticulture garden. Other garbage is collected and recycled. The Environment Management Agency applauded their efforts.

“We have constant problems with small-scale miners. Most of them are to blame for land degradation. If primary school students can organise themselves to conduct environment friendly activities, what more should we see from miners and big companies,” said the EMA information office Timothy Nkoka.

“We also pick up used paper which we take for recycling. We are happy with the project,” said TakundaRwodzi a Grade six pupil. “Zvishavane is a small town but the damages which the environment went through are big,” said Mellisa Dube, a grade four pupil at the school.

TaperaGute another 12 year pupil said:“We have been making some financial gains from the project and some of us have succeeded to use such income in covering family problems.”

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