Disabled Students Receive Help From Young Women For ED

SIXTEEN students living with various disabilities and are boarders at Beitbridge Mission Primary School at the weekend received an assortment of groceries from Young Women For ED.

Twelve of the students are male and the remainder female.

Head of the school Monica Ndlovu said the donation will play a big role in appreciation of school for the kids whose attention in class will improve in full bellies.

“Food is important to students and this donation will put our students at a level standing with those from home who have food of choice. The food will make the students appreciate school most importantly,” she said.

There other sanitary donations which will go a long way in addressing hygienic issues, she said.

She asked other well wishers to assist the school, Beitbridge Town’s oldest which enrols more than 1700 students.

The school is at the moment in the dark failing to pay for electricity and requires about ZWL50 000 for the restoration of power.

“We are also in need of help to finish construction of it’s double storey building expected to reduce hot-sitting at the school.

“We are only 40 percent done with the building and we need help to finish the building. It will help us separate the special needs classes all housed in one,” she said.

Packaged in Friday’s donation were mealie meal, orange crush, toilet paper, detergents, biscuits, sweets, pasta, soya mince, toothpaste, sugar beans among other things.

Handing over the goods Jannet Taruvinga (pictured standing) said: “As young women for economic development it is one of our mandates to empower the community through such philanthropy.”

Taruvinga who is the chairperson of the Beitbridge Chapter of Young Women For ED said there are several projects lined up for women 20 of whom have been registered for driving lessons.

She said there are several other projects and they hoped to return to the school with sanitary pads for the Girl Child.


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