Camfed bails out rural schools

Thirty schools here have benefited from the assistance of Campaign for Female Education, a non-governmental organisation.

Camfed Zimbabwe was established in 1993 to educate female students, provide hygiene, food security and enhance the establishment of gardens.

While addressing hundreds of villagers and officials that gathered for the Camfed 20th anniversary at Chivakanenyanga Secondary School recently, the NGO’s National Operations Director, Lovemore Nechibvute, hailed local parents, pupils and the traditional leadership for their unity of purpose in supporting the girl child.

“I thank the local people for uniting towards the development of not only the girl child but boys as well. Our mission is to see a world in which each and every child is respected, educated, protected and valued in a bid to defeat poverty in our beloved nation,” said Nechibvute.

CAMFED has also facilitated the drilling of boreholes in the district.

Speaking on behalf of the District Education Officer, Tynos Mahlokozera, the Dorset Secondary School headmaster, Edmore Matatara, thanked CAMFED for its help.

“Thanks to CAMFED for extending its hand to 30 schools. You have helped by paying school fees, providing uniforms, stationery and sanitary facilities, as well as enabling schools to construct Early Childhood Development play centres in primary schools.

“The assistance seeks to complement Government’s effort and the UN’s Millennium Development Goals of establishing equal educational opportunities for both male and female students,” he said.

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