GUTU – Vanobva KwaMunyikwa Development Trust (VAMDET) has donated 72 BIR sheets for a classroom block whose roof was blown off by winds at Muchekayaora Primary School in Gutu.
VAMDET is a registered community development trust and non-profit making organisation registered on May 16, 2016.
It operates in Gutu’s wards 15 and 16 which are under Chief Munyikwa. Its programs are funded through membership contributions as well as well-wishers.
Muchekayaora head Silvanos Kambere said the donation is a milestone for the school as parents have been failing to raise funds to roof the block.
Watson Chatiza, a co-founder of VAMDET told The Mirror that the Trust intervened after seeing the predicament of students and teachers as a result of the roofless classroom block.
The funds were mobilised by one of the members Fananidzo Ndiripo. Some of the funds came courtesy of Chatiza who got a donation from Philip Archaenoul.
The organisation has done several programs including donating desktops to Mutambwi and Muchekayaora Secondary Schools and sunscreen lotion for children with albinism, exercise books, sunhats, shoes and ballpoint pens.
A Mandaza Bus Service ferried the IBR sheets from Harare to Muchekayaora Primary for free, while Richmore Chivakira of Autonet Carbreakers provided VAMDET with a vehicle for the program.
“We extend our sincere gratitude to VAMDET for the donation. It would have taken a lot of time for the block to be renovated had we done this on our own,” said Kambere.