A handicapped pupil from Chimedza Primary School in Zaka, Mufaro Mushonga (11) has been offered a wheelchair by a United Kingdom (UK) based nurse Barbara Nyagomo after her grade six teacher Gloria Bundo sought assistance through the media that the learner was using a wheelbarrow to school.
Bundo said Mushonga was having problems since she was still a baby and she could not sit properly then it was discovered that she could not walk when she reached the walking stage.
“Mushonga’s grandmother who took care of her since she was still a baby said the girl could not sit properly and they later on discovered that she could not walk when she reached the walking stage.
“Both her legs and hands are crippled and she also finds it difficult to talk,” said Bundo.
Bundo said Mushonga is receiving better care at school but the standards do not match her special needs and is in need of toiletries.
“The girl is trained and communicates whenever she wants to visit the toilet but does not visit the toilet regularly while at school and she needs toiletries hence I call upon well-wishers who can assist her.
“The wheel chair is going to help her move around easily whilst relieving her elderly grandmother who accompanies her to school in a wheelbarrow,” said Bundo.
Nyagomo who donated the wheelchair that is yet to be delivered to Mushonga said she is a philanthropist and does a lot of charity.
“I am a philanthropist and I do a lot of charity works hence when I saw a publication about this girl who was in need of a wheel chair I was moved and decided to help her and I have helped a lot of people you can check on Google,” said Nyagomo.
Mushonga’s old wheel chair wheels were torn and left with rims only and her grandmother had to push her in a wheelbarrow to school.
The pupil’s parents separated and the mother remarried.