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PICTURES: Establishment of new Zibalongwe Secondary school

by Zibalongwe Secondary
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THE 2017 - 2018 ANNUAL ZSP COMMUNITY PICTORIAL REPORT ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW ZIBALONGWE SECONDARY SCHOOL, by THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN TSHOLOTSHO, ZIMBABWE.

The above classroom block is temporarily allocated to Zibalongwe Secondary School by the local primary school and the community is currently under immerse pressure to complete the first block in 2018. This is due to the rapid increase in enrolment of students (over 145 students now) which is beyond what the community initially projected within the first 18 months of the project time frame.



Our very first students and class at Zibalongwe Secondary School, newly opened in January 2017. The classroom used has been provided for by the Primary School of Zibalongwe, for temporary occupation.



Above; The first students with four members of staff including the School Headmaster, N. Moyo, Nkala, I. Khumalo and T. Gumbo. All are exhilarated with the new school.



One of the most crucial meeting with the parents on the 16th of January 2017. History was made in this meeting. Milestone resolutions were suggested by the parents. All very excited about the new secondary school development. Over 40 parents attended this meeting.



The meeting in progress…







The above classroom was temporarily given by the Primary School to kickstart the New Secondary School Project. (The community is tahnkful to the Leadership of the Primary School of Zibalongwe)

Men at work…Community members representing ZSP Community Association have come voluntarily to paint and renovate the interior of the classroom donated by the Primary School to kick start the New Secondary School….the state of the classroom needed attention before being put to use.



The Community Meetings continued during the year. Here the locals invited the current MP for Tsholotsho South, Mr. Zenzo Sibanda (in a suit) to come and partner the local community efforts.



Cement and window frames purchased by the locals under the ZSP Association is transported to the school…



Above, the National Executive Committee Spokesperson (Liberty Ncube) displays the reinforcement bars meant for the classroom slab. This was sourced by the local community.



Cement was procured for brick moulding, Zibalongwe Burial Society chipped in big, with buy and build also donating something on top of the resources mobilized by ZSP community members



Pegging of the school main perimeter fencing with the Rural District Council Representatives, Total Perimeter of the school is 400 metres by 600 metres.



ZSP Women clearing the secondary school site and perimeter fencing. Forward we go. The commitment of the women has brought inspiration to the whole community



ZSP Women clearing the secondary school site and perimeter fencing. Forward we go.



The first classroom pegging and digging of the foundation begins on site during the year 2017.



Classroom foundation preliminaries are progressing well. Siyabonga kwabadala nabancane.




The foundation box has been completed. All this is voluntary community efforts and finances. History is indeed being made by the Zibalongwe Area villagers. To God be the Glory!



As at 27 January 2018; the classroom slab had been completed, parents were invited to carry the bricks to the classroom site and they turned out in their numbers. The new secondary school SDC chairperson, Mr. P. Nkomo was upbeat as each village came out in numbers to support the project. Plans are underway to engage the Zimbabwe National Army in taking over from the Slab Level to Roof Level once all the material has been delivered on site.



Below is the side elevation of the classroom block as at 12 October 2018. The community is very much excited about this progress. We are now working round the clock to ensure that we source the full package of roofing materials so that the classroom will be occupied by the Form 4s come January 2018. If this target is not reached. There will enormous pressure at the premises we are currently occupying which belong to the Primary School.



Above and below are pictures of ZSP Community members in SA during their meetings, every month, each member must contribute at R50 towards the secondary project at Zibalongwe.


Above; ZSP community contributions Register during one of the monthly meetings in Alexandra, South Africa, eBritshini as donations are being collected. TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT. According to the project rules and guidelines, every member must contribute at ZAR 50 (R50) to help the the community build its first classroom block. More than R68000.00 (Sixty-eight thousand Rands was mobilized and collected by the community in 2017.



Below, ZSP leaders are selling ZSP T-Shirts in a move to boost our revenues as a community that is spearheading the construction of a new secondary school.



BELOW, ZSP local community members assisting in brick moulding for the classroom block…





The 2017 brick moulding progresses. The local community produced approximately 25000 industrial bricks. The builder has confirmed that the available bricks will manage to take our first classroom block to roof level. We are left with a few materials so that we can start building from the slab.



Brick moulding continues, day after day, village after village, each having their days and slots.






This kind of sacrifice will never be forgotten in the History of Zibalongwe Secondary School. Much of our support at home is drawn from the women who are very supportive to the secondary school project.


Below, ZSP Local Community Members pose for a photo during the brick moulding exercise as they collect water from the borehole. (Qhubekani libambene bantu bakithi,,,angeke lahlulwa lutho nxa lisenza kanje)



Above, the locals collect Riversand from Manzamnyama River for brick moulding. Indeed, the motto lives; TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE IT.
Below, the quality of the bricks is being checked. The visiting builder said the bricks are strong.


Above, The school now has its own uniform, our students are now very presentable. Sadly, some cannot afford to buy the uniforms though. Those who cannot afford school fees, the National Executive Committee for the Community Project has agreed to send them to school while school fees support is being sourced from various donors and well wishers. Currently six of these students are with arrears in school fees but fees support has been received from individuals to the tune of $105.00.



The furniture situation at the new school is bad. We are therefore appealing to well wishers to kindly donate anything they can to ease the challenges we are currently facing as a local community in raising funds for furniture.




20 desks and 20 student chairs, the only major furniture so far that the school has, all funds were mobilized by the local community. This donation costed about R16000.00 (Rands) and was supplied by Ruach Manufacturing in Bulawayo. The number of students is currently over 135 students as at 25 January 2017. Over 100 of these students do not have furniture therefore.



The ZSP local community members based in SA donate the soccer kit for the boys. The local parents are just eager to develop the school across the board. The fact that their salaries are low and most of them do not have formal education is not an issue. Development is what everyone now wants at all costs!




ZSP Community Association donates smart boards for the new secondary school. These were sourced by the local community members based in South Africa. On the picture, there is Mr. Mjibha Ngwenya together with the students.

Below, This Solar Powered Borehole was donated by PLAN International Organisation during the course of the year. (we are so thankful PLAN International, Zimbabwe).





The school received a donation of Library Books from Collin Nyabadza Trust in March 2018. These were sourced by the Nyabadza Trust Organisation in partnership with Books Abroad in Scotland. These pictures were captured during the donation handover by Nyabadza Trust to Zibalongwe Secondary School.



In this page, the Local Area MP, Hon. Zenzo Sibanda officially conducts a handover of School Furniture and Cement donation to Zibalongwe Secondary School in March 2018. He is pictured below with the Ward 10 Councillor R. M. Ncube and the students


FOR ANY DONATIONS TOWARDS SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, FEES AND ANY OTHER EDUCATION RELATED SUPPORT; OUR BANKING DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS;

ZIMBABWEAN BANKING INFO FOR ZIBALONGWE SECONDARY SCHOOL

ACCOUNT NAME: ZIBALONGWE SECONDARY SCHOOL
BANK NAME: CBZ BANK,
BRANCH NAME: TSHOLOTSHO
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0882 4650 280016
BANK SWIFT CODE: COBZZWHA



SOUTH AFRICA BANKING INFO FOR ZIBALONGWE SECONDARY PROJECT
ACCOUNT NAME:    ZIBALONGWE SECONDARY PROJECT
BANK NAME:    NEDBANK SOUTH AFRICA;
ACCOUNT NUMBER:    2010383370
BRANCH CODE:    168405


CONTACT ZIBALONGWE SECONDARY COMMUNITY PROJECT

Postal Address: P. O. Box 257, Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe
Physical Address; Zibalongwe Secondary, Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe
Email Address:    zibalongwesecondary@gmail.com
The Community Project Chairman; Mr. Lameck Ncube +27 74 067 7537
The Community Project Coordinator: Mr. Ziphathele Ncube +263 733 660 016
The Community Project Secretary; Mr. Bright Tshuma +27 73 955 6579

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