3 December 2018
CHEUCHI Primary School in Makonde district is now operating well after the Coca-Cola System’s Women Linc fulfilled their pledge last Friday.
The school, which opened its doors in 2016, received a donation to the tune of $10 000 set to go towards construction of classroom blocks.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held at Chinhoyi High School, Cheuchi school head, William Ali honoured the gesture by the top beverage manufacturer.
“On behalf of Cheuchi and the whole community, I wish to express our deepest gratitude towards the help we are receiving from the Women’s Linc.
“These women have done a lot to the school and their recent donation is like a dream come true to the pupils at Cheuchi.
“I started the school from scratch under mud poles and thatch and it was hack tick for both the student and teacher,” he said.
He has promised progress at the school by opening day in January 2019.
“We have already received a set of bricks and had our school plans approved for us to start building.
“Our target is to have at least erect one of the buildings before opening day in January 2019,” he said.
Through their leader, Noma Halimana, the Women’s Linc say they will do everything in their power to invest in communities they do business in.
“As women holding positions in Coca-cola, Delta and Schweppes Botling we made this pledge in March 2017 and we have now fulfilled it to the school.
“Our organisation hopes that one day through our efforts a student from Cheuchi will grow up and help the less privileged.
“We identified the school because we found it in a hopeless situation that required urgent attention and as business people we chose to give back to the community as our corporate social responsibility,” she said.
The event was also graced by Makonde Rural District Administrator, Joseph Manyurapasi, deputy Provincial Education director Peter Nizira and Chinhoyi High School head Saviours Mutopa.