Rotary Club Harare Dawn on the 10th of March handed over a reading room and borehole to St Peter Claver Primary School in Chishawasha in the contest to reduce water shortages and increase literacy levels at the school.
The ceremony was graced by the Society of Jesus Provincial, Fr Chiedza Chimhanda SJ, the Club President Mr G Pozzo, Chishawasha mission superior Fr Fidelis Mukonori SJ, Rotarians, various guests and students and staff of the school.
Rotary club Harare Dawn fundraised for the drilling of a borehole and an installation of a water pump to support the school’s student population of 424 boys and 403 girls including about 139 Early Childhood Development pupils and about 25 staff members.
The reading room built in a traditional gazebo form, was designed to be a reading shelter for the students as part of the happy readers literacy program aimed at increasing literacy levels with particular attention on reading skills.
Mr Gary Pozzo, the Rotary Club Harare Dawn President handed over the borehole and the reading block to the school’s headmaster Mr Wilfred Chitawuro.
In his thanksgiving remarks, the Provincial, Fr Chimhanda SJ expressed his gratitude to the Rotarians for supporting the school and actively involving the parents and community members to participate and contribute in school development projects.
He said the gesture by the club to invite some parents to be directly involved in projects, reminds the society that all the parents and community leaders play a key role in educating the children and complement the Jesuit’s efforts of promoting the Kingdom of God in the children.
In an interview, the Headmaster Mr Chitawuro also thanked the Rotarians for the projects and other projects which they are implementing at the school which also include the new uniform making and expressed his wish to have a bigger water tank than the 5000 litre capacity tank at the scho