MASVINGO - The Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ) Masvingo district has started building Marota Primary School close to Bhuka business centre.
A church member from Mucheke Methodist Society revealed that there was a fundraising function on October 19 at Marota where the Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs Ezra Chadzamira officiated.
“We are pleased that a fundraising event was held and there were choir competitions that done among sections of Masvingo South circuit,” said the member.
Masvingo Methodist Church district bishop Victor Chakanya said he was pleased with the progress at the project site.
“Two classroom blocks are already up. The church intends to develop Marota into a fully-fledged boarding school with both primary and secondary facilities. We will soon construct teachers’ houses,” said Chakanya.
He said the church saw it necessary to build a school since children around the area walked for more than 10km to Rumwanda and Nyanda primary schools which are the closest.
“There are multiple of rape cases reported in 2017 whereby victims were targeted in the bushy area on their way back home. The church therefore saw it fit to assist especially for the sake of the girl child,” Chakanya said.