GUTU – A Gutu community-based trust has sourced 2 100 textbooks for seven primary schools under Chief Munyikwa in Gutu.
The organisation going by the name Vanobva kwaMunyikwa Development Trust (VAMDET) received the books from a donor at a small function held the University of Zimbabwe last Wednesday.
The schools that will get 300 books each targeted at pupils from Early Childhood Development to Grade 7 are Chepiri, Soro, Munyikwa, Mutombwa, Chingai, Matombo and Mushangwe.
“We are happy to receive textbooks and English novels. We hope this will encourage reading at a tender age,” said Matombo Primary School head, Rashamira Rashamira.
VAMDET Founder and Secretary, Watson Chatiza confirmed the donation to The Mirror.
“As Vanobva KwaMunyikwa Development Trust we are happy to have linked seven primary schools to this Harare donor who gave us 2 100 textbooks,” said Chatiza.
The organisation runs under the motto -Together we can make our community flag fly high.
VAMDET is a registered apolitical, voluntary and nonprofit making organisation whose membership is drawn from people from Munyikwa.
In an interview with The Mirror Chatiza called upon more members to the organisation to reach their goal.
“We encourage people from Munyikwa to join VAMDET and make development in our area a reality,” said Chatiza.
Present during the presentation were VAMDET vice chairperson Faith Tarasana, Project Officer Tatenda Ndisengei, Gender point person Nyaradzo Nyoni and all heads from the seven schools.