CHIPINGE – Chipinge Town Council has resolved to donate US$2 000 to Chambuta National Children’s Home.
The resolution which was made yesterday follows a recommendation by the local authority’s Finance Committee chaired by Councilor Lovemore Mukwapati. Chambuta is a former refugee camp in Chiredzi which was transformed into a fully fledged children’s home and skills development centre.
The fundraising for the home is spearheaded by the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa. Children who were living and working on the streets of major cities and towns are being rehabilitated at the centre where they are being equipped with education and skills to enable them to fend for themselves and grow into responsible citizen.
Chipinge Town Council chairman Zivanai Nyakuchena confirmed the resolution to Chipinge Times. Nyakuchena said that his local authority is supporting the project because the children benefitting from the centre are being picked from streets of all towns in the country including Chipinge.
He said that it is not just Chipinge that has donated but several other town councils. “There are buildings at the premises center. Other towns have adopted and renovated the houses and furnished and Chipinge Town Council will also play its part.
We like other towns will also identify with disadvantaged children who have been staying in the streets,” said Nyakuchena. First Lady has been calling corporates and individuals to help the home prosper. http://masvinmgomirror.com