ZVISHAVANE- Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs Larry Mavhima last week officially opened a newly constructed block at Rupemba Primary School built by the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church.
Rupemba Primary School is a satellite school which is in the resettlement area situated at the border of Zvishavane and Mberengwa districts with an enrolment of about 331 pupils.
The school opened its doors in September 2012 and was built from wooden poles and dagga with thatched roof.
Pupils at Rupemba Primary School had to learn while seated on the ground as the school had no furniture but the helping hand from SDA has given hope to the pupils and breathed life to the school.
Mavhima applauded the generous gesture by the SDA and challenged the community to follow suit in ensuring that they provide conducive learning environment to the pupils.
“We need more people like the SDA. They have seen a need and moved to address it. We are very grateful for the support you have offered to the school and we hope more help will come so that this school can be upgraded and we give a future to these pupils.
“It is government’s policy to ensure that we provide basic education to our children and we are very proud for the SDA for supporting our efforts,” said Mavhima.
Mavhima also thanked Zvishavane Community Share Ownership Trust for building the first block, the Church of Christ for drilling a borehole, Adventist Development and Relief Agents (ADRA) for providing a solar system to pump water.