Locals teamed up with the business community to build a school in Mberengwa. The school, Great Dyke Primary School, which is currently under construction is premised at offering quality education and shortening travelling distances to local children.
This comes after parents had reported cases of children trafficking and accidents on their way to far distant schools. Speaking to ZBC News, one of the community members said:
Our children used to go to Zvishavane and Mberengwa centre for school but after that famous accident which killed many learners at Mimosa turn-off, we decided to send them to a nearby school although it is still under construction,” said one community member
Ward 36 Councilor, Mr Travers Mlambo concurred with above sentiments. He said:
We are happy, we have a school that has shortened the distance travelled by our children to nearby schools. However, we believe the school needs to be electrified so that our learners can access computer lessons.
Co-founders of the school, Mr Anderson Tsikira and Mr Barnabas Marambire echoed sentiments above adding that they intend to establish a modern school that will offer learners quality education without travelling long distances.
Mberengwa which has vast mineral deposits also boasts of skilled human capital who occupy high positions in various organisations, locally and abroad.
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