The Jairos Jiri Association Rusape Centre is appealing for financial donations to enable it to pay its bill to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), a subsidiary of power utility ZESA Holdings.
Jairos Jiri Association Mukuwapasi Children’s Centre Manageress, H. Kuture said the institution had accumulated ZWL$100 000.00 as of January 2021 in unpaid bills to ZETDC. Said Kuture:
Most recently the Centre had a pre-paid metre installed on 28 January 2021. We were left with only 200 units of electricity to use.
We are anticipating that the schools will be opened soon and without electricity, the centre will be in a difficult situation to cater for the children.
The staff is currently contributing ZWL$500-00 monthly per individual that makes it ZWL$7 500-00 in total to buy ZETDC tokens which is not much considering that ZETDC is recovering 80% of the bill from every purchase made.
We are therefore kindly requesting your hand in any form to enable us to settle or reduce ZETDC debt so that we can be able to purchase the ZETDC tokens normally
The centre caters for an average of 55 children yearly from different backgrounds which includes physically challenged, hard of hearing and visually impaired, mostly from disadvantaged or less privileged families.
It provides accommodation that is tailor-made to suit the children’s special conditions as they are enrolled by St Faith’s schools both primary and secondary.
Freelance journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has provided the centre’s EcoCash details: Please Ecocash to *151*2*2*192498*Amt#
Other details of the institution are provided below:
TEL. 0225 205 0163 CENTRE MANAGERESS
+263 225 205 0163/ +263 772 280 497
Bank Details Acc: ZB 4530-774255-080 RTGS – Rusape Branch ZB 4530-774255-405 USD.