30 November 2018
DELTA yesterday unveiled classroom blocks and toilets it built at Fairview Primary School in Bulilima, Matebeleland North.
Speaking at the occasion, Delta Corporation Corporate Affairs executive Patricia Murambinda said the organisation has been involved in a number of activities to elevate the education sector.
“Delta Corporation aspires for a Better World by contributing to making a difference in the communities that we operate in. We believe in a Brighter, Better, Thriving and Growing society and today (yesterday) something new has come to fulfil this aspiration in the Fairview community and we are proud of it,” she said.
Murambinda said 13 schools and over 630 students have benefitted so far from the programme which also provides scholarships.
“The two classroom blocks with two fully furnished classrooms each and a 10-hole toilet block worth $60 000.
“Fairview Primary School counts as one of the schools in Zimbabwe to benefit from this programme in the past fifteen years.
Delta runs a vibrant education assistance programme which also includes school bursaries which commands close to $200 000 annually. To date 13 schools and over 630 students have benefited from the programme over the years amounting to $3 000 000 investment. We have a total of 63 students benefiting from the program from A-Level up to University this year and these students have been selected with help of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.
“Our schools programme is also complimented by our Delta Technical Institute (DTI) that develops artisans for the group from A-Level students. The DTI has seen over 1,150 artisans over the years graduate and these have been absorbed in various jobs within the organisation. Mandel Training Centre of the business focuses on imparting managerial skills to graduate trainees through its extended programs i.e. the Graduate Development Program and Supervisory Development Programme.
“As was the case on this project, Delta provides non- local resources required for construction of these blocks and partners the community who supply locally available resources and the workmanship. Delta also sponsors the furnishing required for each classroom. “
Murambinda acknowledges the support of the local community in their programmes
“We would like to also acknowledge with limitless gratitude the contributions of other friends of Fairview Primary School. Special mention goes to the local Member of Parliament Hon. M. S. Ndlovu and the Zimbabwe National Army. We are informed of the support in manpower, transportation and other support you gave the school for this project to be what it is today.
“The community and school administration together with the School Development Committee coordinated resources and manpower to ensure these classroom blocks and sanitary facility stand as they do today (yesterday),” she said.