The government has introduced a counselling programme for teachers and learners in Chipinge and Chimanimani districts following the deaths and destruction caused by Cyclone Idai.
This was revealed by the Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs, Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba in a telephone interview with The Sunday Mail.
Gwaradzimba added that the government is also reconstructing several schools in the affected areas.
Several private players have adopted some schools, among which are Jesus Christ’s Church of Latter Day Saints. She said:
A psycho-social support program for teachers and learners is underway and ongoing to undo the psychological after-effects of the cyclone on them.
The Government is making plans to ensure that the affected learners receive one hot meal at school.
In the school buildings reconstruction programme, the Government will reconstruct 28 out of the 45 affected schools.
About 125 pupils and 3 teachers were reportedly killed by floods and debris from avalanches when the Tropical cyclone struck.