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Save the Children invests over US$2 million for Cyclone Idai affected schools in Masvingo, Manicaland

 


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Save the Children organisation has
embarked on an infrastructure rehabilitation project that will help rebuild 141
schools from Masvingo and Manicaland provinces which were affected by Cyclone
Idai.

The project is being funded by the
Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to the tune of US$2 340 000 and
approximately 56 400 pupils are set to benefit.

Save the Children advocacy and communications
advisor Sophie Hamandishe said the project focuses mainly on rehabilitating
infrastructure destroyed by Cyclone Idai in March last year.

“The project’s primary focus is on rehabilitating
infrastructure of 141 schools from six districts that was destroyed by Cyclone
Idai that is 22 from Buhera, Mutare 31, Chipinge 31, Chimanimani 28, Bikita 25
and Zaka 19.

“The district schools inspectors will
select the schools based on their assessments of the damage caused by Cyclone
Idai.

“We found it prudent to once again play
our part in the rehabilitation of communities affected by the disaster,” said
Hamandishe.

Zaka District Schools Inspector (DSI) Samson
Chidzurira said they selected St Joseph Tongoona, Mutonhori and Mutsambwa high
schools to benefit from the project.

Chipfunde, Mujena, Mushungwa, Majuru,
Chinorumba, Chigwagwa, Mutimwi, Murerekwa, Chirara, Chipinda, Mutsambwa, Govo,
Nyakunhuwa, Musarava, Veza and Mutamba primary schools were also selected.

Buhera district Cyclone Idai focal person
Nelson Magwende said Muzirikazi, Gunde, Masocha secondary schools.

Devuli, Nechikova, Madzivire, Vhiriri,
Bangure, Matsakanure, Kandenga, Mupeza, Chirozva, Muzirikazi, Murove,
Manjokota, Barura, Zvomwoyo, Chiturike, Chirasauta, Bere, Munyarazi and Gunde
primary schools were also selected from Buhera.

Hamandise said they will not be giving
money to schools but would only buy construction material required as well as
furniture.

“We shall not give the money to schools
but we would request all the material needed to rehabilitate the destroyed
infrastructure and make payments,” said Hamandishe.

Bikita DSI James Mahofa did not
disclose the names of schools that will benefit in the project.

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