Over the years, rural schools have gone through negative transitions that has seen increased infrastructure decay. The absence of adequate financial and material support from responsible authorities has to some extend played a hand. As a result, leading to an unfavourable learning environment that has compromised the learner.   

Chimanimani District has many such schools that require support. There are schools with

classroom blocks are compromised and not enough furniture to afford pupils comfortable learning. The situation was further compounded by damages to school’s infrastructure caused by Cyclone Idai in 2019 affecting more than 40 schools.  

In this view, Chimanimani Rural District Council through the devolution programme is prioritising schools support as part of its recovery and development agenda. To this end with the guidance from Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education’s Chimanimani District office, has embarked on a furniture procurement project for its 94 schools. The first phase saw the purchase of 524 combined desks targeting 15 primary schools in 14 of the 23 wards.

The combined desks were distributed to the schools as follows: -

 

Primary Schools

Ward

Allocation

1

Makandwa

19

20

2

Mataa

19

20

3

Nyambeya

1

20

4

Hangani

11

20

5

Tiya

16

40

6

Chitinha

8

20

7

Chayamiti

6

20

8

Mhandarume

2

20

9

Matendeudze

4

75

10

Nemaramba

5

20

11

Bumba

7

40

12

Kushinga

13

70

13

Ngangu

15

40

14

Muchadziya

22

60

15

Dzingire

21

40