Chigaba hands over a prize to a pupil while Haston Takayengofa and Mazhata look on
MASVINGO - Charumbira Primary School recently held its first ever price giving ceremony, a remarkable feat for a poor rural school.
Stakeholders like N. Richards Group, H & R Bookshops, Gama Lab, Tropical Copiers, Home of Originals, and Masvingo Rural District Council supported the event.
The guest of honour at the ceremony was Masvingo District Schools Inspector (DSI) Ishmael Chigaba who urged parents and school heads of to work for the development of their schools.
"Make follow ups with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) so that they can give you electricity here. Without electricity, no information communication technology (ICT) learning can happen. Cluster heads and all officials should therefore work together to make sure schools and the wider community get electricity," Chigaba said.
He urged parents to send their children for Early Childhood Development (ECD) education as it was now a mandatory part of the new curricula.
"ECD is a must do thing. If your child does not take part in it, he or she will not be able to enroll for grade one. The homegrown school feeding programme is yet to come so you have a responsibility to feed your own children," Chigaba warned.
School head, Choice Mazhata thanked the staff, School Development Committee (SDC), Chief Charumbira, other school heads and the DSI for their support.
The school was established in the 1940s and has an enrollment of 491 pupils but, like other school of its status, has lacked resources to motivate its teachers and pupils.
Recently, the school benefited from a Unicef funding to the tune of US$5 000 which was channeled towards the repairing of classroom blocks affected by bad weather.education