CHIREDZI - Successful indigenous sugarcane Rtd Captain Faster Gono recently donated US$500 Cyclone Idai victims as well as desktop computers worth US$800 to Chikomo and Bani Primary schools.
Gono gave the monetary donation to Lands, Agriculture, Water and Rural Resettlement deputy minister Peter Haritatos to help the cyclone victims in Chimanimani district.
He went on to donate the computers to the two local primary schools to help motivate them as they prepare to take part in the national quiz competitions next month.
The war veteran also parted ways with RTGS$120 which he gave three pupils for winning the quiz competition at provincial level.
"I deem it important to come to the aid of our fellow citizens whose lives were disrupted by Cyclone Idai. They need as much help as they can get from any one of us. Let’s also motivate each other to support our primary schools so that we help them to do better. Let’s support our children who are going to represent us at the national quiz competition," said Gono.
Bani Primary School head, Dr Evangelist Svosvo said she was humbled by the support coming from well-wishers and from Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe, the responsible authority.
She said the school had also got help from local companies to enable them to go on educational trips in Mutare, Bulawayo, Harare, Masvingo and Gweru in preparation for the national competitions.
"We are still appealing to well-wishers to donate towards our national competition. We are going around with three children namely Albert Mutunhu, Tadiwa Tivatye and Tanaka Machocho on educational trips in preparation for our national competition," said Dr Svosve.
Those who need to assist financially can use Bani Primary School EcoCash biller code 61953 or call Dr Svosve on 0772631135