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Junior MP reaches out to disadvantaged girls in Chiredzi West

                        Musikavanhu with the child MP (in scarf) and other pupils from SEC 


donates sanitary wear to several schools


Beatific Gumbwanda


CHIREDZI – Chiredzi West Junior Member of
Parliament (MP), Takudzwa Clever, together with pupils from South Eastern
College (SEC) have donated 316 sanitary pads to disadvantaged children in
several local schools.
At
an event held at Ratidzo Primary School, Childline and diversified retail and
hospitality group Pote Holdings supported the Junior MP’s efforts by donating 316
more sanitary pads.
The
event was graced by Chiredzi West Member of Parliament (MP) Farai Musikavanhu.
Some
SEC pupils, with the active encouragement of Clever’s mentor and teacher Lena
Siwela, managed to save money from their meagre resources which they then used
to buy the sanitary wear for distribution at 16 primary and secondary schools.
In
his speech, Clever said the girl child and women bore the severest effects of
poverty, lack of health care and proper education.
“We
are here today to observe and give respect to the girl child who is the most
vulnerable group in society. Girls and women often bear the severest consequences
of poverty, lack of health and education, climate change and other inequality.
“Many
people in the educational sector say educating girls is the right and smart
thing to do, taking care of a girl child from a tender age is a benefit for
future generations. It is in deep pain that the girl child is the word bright
but still struggling to see the light,” said Clever.
He
said the girl child should be given good care as she endures them most pain and
enjoys the least benefits.
“Girls
who will become mothers endure all the pain in the biological production
processes yet they enjoy less benefits thereof,” Clever said.
In
his own address, Musikavanhu applauded Clever’s initiative of mobilising
resources for disadvantaged female colleagues in the constituency.
“Interventions
like this one, facilitated by our Junior MP with the help of his teachers and
colleagues, are very important. Some children are failing to attend lessons
just because of sanitary issues. I want to applaud that,” said Musikavanhu.

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