The young girl, whose mother is a vegetable vendor and the father a shoe-maker completed her O’ levels at Tabudirira Secondary School. She now wants to do A level and study for a professional qualification in either accounts or sciences.
“I grew up with my grandmother and walked more than 12 km to school every day. I have worked hard to achieve these grades although we did not have the textbooks,” she said.
Her parents have managed to raise $50 out of the required $221 for fees and uniforms. “They have tried all means to raise the school fees and time is running out because some of my peers are already in school. I got a place at Mabvuku High School and I am afraid that they will offer the place to someone else,” she said.
Her mother, Lillian Mararira, said : “Business is very low and it is difficult to pay rent and put food on the table. We have tried all means to get employment so that we get some income for her education but we have not been successful. I wish that government would do something for children in difficult circumstances such as our daughter.”
Mararira said her daughter was a very focused child who had the potential to ‘change the family’s dire circumstances’. – Lillian can be contact on +263 772 811 907. The family does not have a bank account, but if anyone would like to help funds can be channelled to the school through The Zimbabwean. Contact [email protected]Post published in: News