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Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust donates $11 000 classroom furniture

by Staff Reporter
28 Sep 2016 at 16:38hrs | Views
... to four Tsholotsho primary schools

The schools lives of children at four primary schools in Tsholotsho District in Matabeleland North Province will never be the same again. This comes in the wake of a handsome donation of USD11 000 classroom furniture handed over to them by the Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust (CNCVCT) on Friday 23rd September, 2016. The funds to purchase the equipment were kindly provided to the organization by the United Nations Women's Guild (UNWG) Austria, Vienna who availed a total of €10 000 (USD11 000) for the project.

The four primary schools that benefited are Bemba, Mpilo, Pelela and St. Joseph's. They all converged at Pelela Primary School on Friday for the handover ceremony. Close to a total of 1 000 children will be impacted by this kind gesture. Present at the well-attended function were children, teachers and parents from the beneficiary schools together with local leaders chiefs and village heads. Representing the CNCVCT was Mr. Malaki Ndlovu, who is the organisation's Donor Relations Officer. In his remarks to the gathering, Mr. Ndlovu gave the audience a chronicle of the Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust's origin and also spelt out its main mission which is to help enhance the quality of education in some of Zimbabwe's disadvantaged rural schools, as education plays a pivotal role in the development of every community.

With no proper facilities in their classrooms, it is often very difficult for children in such schools to excel let alone stay focused. For instance, Pelela Primary School where the function was held, has a student enrolment of 315 children and yet only four classrooms. They are currently facing a shortfall of another four classrooms. Mr. Ndlovu however urged the communities to continue working together and do the best they could to provide better facilities for their schools. He informed them that his organization will continue doing everything possible to help the schools in the six districts they support.

"I urge each one of you to remain committed to this cause. I also wish to remind you to use this equipment with lots of care for it to last longer. To the children I urge you all to continue taking your education very seriously", added Mr. Ndlovu.

In his closing remarks, Mr. Ndlovu also took the opportunity to thank the UNWG, Austria, Vienna for the faith they demonstrated in his organization with the massive funding, and hoped for continued partnership in the future. The CNCVCT's Executive Director Mr. Collin Nyabadza speaking from his base in Canada urged local businesses and individuals in Zimbabwe to help his organization with a program vehicle as it would help his team carry out their programs with a lot expediency.

"With proper tools for the strong and dedicated team that we have assembled, we are certainly going to impact the school lives of more rural children. I am therefore appealing to you all out there to help us purchase a program vehicle as this will help us move much faster", said Mr. Nyabadza.

He will be leaving for Austria on the 3rd of October, 2016 where he has been invited to attend the UNWG's Award Ceremony in Vienna on the 5th of October.

"Present at the function will be top UN staff and several Austrian charities. I therefore intend using this crucial trip to further market the Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust and to further highlight the plight of the rural children in Zimbabwe. I am certain that after my visit to Vienna our organization would never be the same again", said Mr.

Nyabadza while putting final touches to his travel arrangements which has been made possible by friends and well-wishers. "I will also use this opportunity to personally thank our new found Austrian friends", quipped Mr. Nyabadza.

At the moment the CNCVCT is working on a big project in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kamloops West, B.C. Canada and the Rotary Club of Bulawayo, which would see a total of 30 primary and secondary schools receive classroom furniture and textbooks in the continued bid to enhance the quality of education in those disadvantaged schools. So far a total of approximately USD130 000 has been raised for this project that would also include a training component to it, that would see a training seminar being conducted for the school heads and their school committees, as the aim is to see this project leave a lasting impact on those communities being assisted.

For more on the work that the Collin Nyabadza Children's Voice Charitable Trust is carrying out, they may be visited at,

Source - Agencies