Chatikobo Primary school is located in Gutu rural district in Masvingo Province in Zimbabwe. It has over 500 leaners from Grade R upto Grade 7. In recent years the school has failed to provide proper education for this young minds because of dire economic hardships. Students lack basic stationery such as books and pens but importantly they lack the drive to succeed because of shortage of assistance and inspiring figures around them. The country's unemployment rate is around 90percent and the country is in hyperinflation.
I recently visited the school and noticed the following is lacking:
- Shortage of school stationary
- Sports kits for soccer, netball and basketball
- Lack of balls for soccer, netball, basketball and nets for the same sports
- Lack of food for students
- Lack of toys for the smaller kids in lower grades.
- Lack of clothes for the students and the community as a whole.
- Lack of fence around the school to keep animals away
- Lack of fence around the garden to feed Pre school and lower grade learners
Additionally, being a former student myself I know how important motivation is. Back then in the early 90s the students who came 1st to 3rd used to get stationary as a reward for their academic achievements. This would motivate others to do well. Sadly this practice was stopped owing to lack of resources. As a result children have no motivation and their chances of succeeding deteriorate by the day. It is the hope that through these donations, this tradition may be rekindled.
We often say one person cannot change the world but as history has taught us, sometimes one single act of kindness goes a long way in the lives of such young minds. Now therefore, on behalf of these children and the school I am appealing, requesting and pleading for any donations for the school and students.
Below is a list of the items the school desperately need, kindly please consider and donate whatever you can to assist these young minds. There is no limit as to how much you may donate and or how little. Every bit counts.
Please help these young minds have a better start to life