MASVINGO - Parents with children attending Muvhundusi Primary School in Chivi have expressed gratitude to the Rehoboth Lighthouse Full Gospel International Church which recently helped the school after the roof of a classroom block was blown off by strong winds.
To show their appreciation, Muvhundusi Primary School authorities wrote a letter of appreciation to the church after completion of all the work.
"The parents and teachers are grateful for the restoration of a safe and conducive learning environment. The school had been struggling to secure resources for the repairs," reads part of the letter.
Bishop Onesimo Goronga told TellZim News that his church received a call for assistance from the school headmistress, Mrs Chivaraidze, to assist with roofing sheets and painting materials after heavy winds had destroyed a classroom block at the school.
"We assisted with the roofing for the classroom block that had been blown away. We also provided painting materials for two classroom blocks which received a fresh coat inside and out. All the school chalkboards were repainted and two of them were completely replaced," said Bishop Goronga.
"As a church, we feel that since we hold our services in schools we have a responsibility towards maintaining the infrastructure in the schools.
"To date we have assisted more than 20 schools around Masvingo province with books, school furniture, classroom repairs and stationery. It is part of our pastoral work, ministry and evangelism. Jesus Christ was compassionate and we hope to promote children's learning through compassion," he said.
Bishop Goronga said in addition to the work done at Muvhundusi the church was also assisting children with Down 's syndrome at the school with food obtained through donations by church members.religion