Allied Timbers Zimbabwe on Friday handed over building materials for the construction of Chikwari-Muchadziya satellite school in the Muchadziya area of the Chimanimani District in Manicaland.
The A/CEO of ATZ, Mr Remigio Nenzou handed over the materials to the Provincial Development Coordinator (PDC) for Manicaland, Mr Edward Seenza who received on behalf of the Minister of State, Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba in the presence of the Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Hon. Joshua Sacco, the visiting PDC for Harare Metropolitan Province, Mr Muguti and Muchadziya Headman, Councillor and the Community of the area.
The materials will be used to construct the first 2 blocks of the satellite school which when completed will be renamed Chikwari Primary School.
The building material include cement, door frames, brick force, wire, dpc, and all that will see the completion of the first two blocks.
Thereafter, ATZ will continue with the construction process of the school.
The Muchadziya project is the company’s Social Responsibility Investment program and comes after the plight by the community whose children have dropped out of school as they walk 30km daily to and fro a mountainous school. The school going children were also being visited by social ills with girls being lured into early partnerships and marriages with illegal gold panners. Muchadziya area borders with ATZ’s Chisengu Estate which is also a mammoth task for the children to walk the forest to ATZ’s Chisengu Tarka Primary School.
This donation becomes one of the 14 schools in Zimbabwe that ATZ’s SRI is donating building materials and roofing timber to communities for the rehabilitation of needy schools and clinics.
Of the 14 schools, ATZ is in the process of refurbishing its 6 schools before year-end to become model schools with solar equipped boreholes, solar lighting that will enable them to have ICT Programs and projects such as orchards, market gardens and other benefits.