Lutheran Church Appeals For Donations For Its Coronavirus-hit Schools

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe is appealing to its community for donations following coronavirus outbreaks at its five schools in Mberengwa District, Midlands Province.

Over 150 COVID-19 cases were recorded in recent days at Chegato High School, Masase High School, Mnene High School, Musume High School and Mnene Primary School.

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Chegato High School is the hardest with over 102 students and 3 teachers infected, followed by Masase High School with 40 and Mnene High School with 18 cases, Mnene Primary School (7), and Musume High School (6), all students, as of Thursday, 16 September 2021. The church’s bishop, Rt Rev Kenneth Sibanda, said:

The affected students and teachers have been isolated. The Ministry of Health and Child Care is managing the situation. The cases are reported mild and students are all in stable condition. Testing is in progress.

Among the items the church desperately needs are face masks (preferably disposable), sanitisers, prescribed medication, food for the day scholars who have no budget in the boarding, fuel (for the Mberengwa health team as it would like to make frequent visits to schools to monitor the situation), and tents (to create more space). Added Rev Sibanda:

For any donation please contact, ELCZ Central Diocese Education Office Contact Person-Mrs T Shumba 0712040200/0773481868.

Your prayers are needed at this critical moment.

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