- February 20, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
In an effort to promote the education sector in Zimbabwe which has been affected by recent economic woes, Hwange Colliery Company stepped up the ladder by donating 100 beds to Neshaya Secondary School in Matebeland North situated in Makwa area under Chief Whange’s jurisdiction.
Dickson Rudairo Mapuranga
Pupils at the boarding school were reported to be sleeping on the floor due to lack of beds, after hearing the plight of children at Neshaya School the colliery hospital set aside beds for the children.
The head of the school Sibongile Sibanda with smiles all over her face appreciated the move by the colliery company saying that the pupils’ school performances will as a result increase due to the fact that the pupils will have a comfortable rest, a psychological image.
“We really appreciate this goodwill gesture by Hwange Colliery Company Limited to our students. As a result of good sleep they will certainly get desirable and decent examination results. Good rest results in a fresh mind in the morning which can subsequently produce the much needed positive results” said Sibanda.
Sibanda also thanked the colliery company for giving students from the school apprenticeship and school of nursing programmes, she added appreciating the relationship between the company and the school hoping it will last longer.
“We also thank the company for absorbing students from this school in their programmes like the Apprenticeship Intakes and School of Nursing programmes and it is my fervent hope that the good relationship between ourselves will continue going forward” said Sibanda.
The Colliery’s Corporate Affairs Manager Mrs Rugare Dhobbie highlighted in her remarks that the donation was an onset of more to come from the organisation.
“This is the beginning of mutually beneficial partnerships with schools in the district; the Company will take advantage of periodic visits to all the five traditional Chiefs in Hwange district to assess pressing educational challenges of the communities” said Dhobbie.
Dhobbie said that the company was moved by the reports that pupils at the school were sleeping on the floor, as stakeholder of the community they could not just watch such things happening in their society.
“Upon engagement with Hwange Colliery Company Limited, we were informed by the school administration that some school kids at this quasi boarding facility were sleeping on the floor. Our Management could not let the situation go on bearing in mind that this school carries the hopes of tomorrow and our future leaders in the district as well as the nation of Zimbabwe” said Dhobbie.
Dhobbie encouraged the school to develop the cooperation and very good relationship it has with the office of the chief.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to encourage you to increase your already existing cooperation with the office of Chief Whange in coming up with solutions for other challenges here in Makwa village.” she said.