Fast-food operator Eat n Lick recently unveiled scholarship programmes for pupils who excel in their studies at Chinyauhwera High and Munyarari Primary schools in Mutare rural.
Eat n Lick is providing the scholarships as part of its social corporate responsibility as it ploughs back into the community.
The fast-food operator also sponsored the two schools’ prize-giving ceremony held at Chinyauhwera High before schools closed.
More than 102 outstanding pupils at the two schools received prizes during the event.
Eat n Lick chairman Bishop Isiah Musabayana, who is a former pupil of both schools, said they will sponsor the scholarships up to university level. He said:
We have unveiled scholarship sponsorships at Chinyauhwera High and Munyarari Primary schools as a way of rewarding excelling pupils.
There is a lot of potential in rural schools that need to be harnessed and our prize giving and scholarship programmes are aimed at achieving that end.
The best three pupils in each Grade and Form will get their school fees for the whole year covered.
Those who excel in their A-Level final examinations will also get a full scholarship to enrol at any local university of their choice.
Bishop Musabayana added that they want to be involved in more philanthropic activities at the two schools.
Both Munyarari Primary headmistress Mrs Saungweme and Chinyauhwera High headmaster Mr Mutibu expressed gratitude to Eat n Lick for the gesture.