CAAZ public relations (PR) and communications manager Annajulia Hungwe speaking at the event
ZIMUTO - The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) recently donated US$36 600 towards the school fees for twelve underprivileged pupils at Margaret Hugo (Copota) School for the Blind.
The company made an assessment of the institution and got an appreciation of the dire situation there.
Addressing delegates at the event, CAAZ public relations and communication manager, Annajulia Hungwe said the company was committed to make the situation better for students.
"We were touched by the plight of students at Copota and we made a decision as a responsible corporate citizen to partner the school in some way, the aim being to improve the situation and create a better future for the students," Hungwe said.
She said the company plays an important role in the national economy and has a deep-rooted corporate social responsibility culture.
At Copota, CAAZ identified 12 underprivileged children who will benefit from the donation.
Margaret Hugo Primary School head, Herbert Manjere expressed gratitude for the generous gesture, saying it will give students reason to hope.
He also said the school was facing many challenges related to the shortage of money to buy such necessities as books and food as well as to clear salary arrears for its staff members.
"Most of these children do not have parents to take care of them. They depend on relatives who are also affected by economic hardships and they cannot pay fees. We can't really survive without outside assistance," Manjere said
Cicilia Mudiwa, a parent to one of the beneficiaries, thanked CAAZ for the assistance, saying it came as great relief for her.local