Arron Nyamayaro

MUNASHE High is set to donate a tombstone in honour of fallen heroes laid at Mutoko Heroes Acre.

School director, Archford Gwangwadza, told H-Metro that the students have been working on the tombstone with the help of Mutoko Prison inmates for the past few months and they are expecting to hand it over to the authorities on Independence Day.

He said the students, especially those studying History, have been meeting war veterans as part of their studies.

“The school partnered with the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service in making the tombstones,” said Gwangwadza.

“The project is meant to help students with skills that benefit the school and themselves as well as inmates upon completing their sentences.

“One of the tombstones will be donated to war veterans on Independence Day as an appreciation for the help they got from the war veterans.

“The students got an opportunity to meet a number of war veterans and they were warned about drugs and substance abuse,” he said.

The National Independence Day celebrations will be held on April 18 at Murambinda Growth Point in Buhera. One of the war veterans, Cde Isaac Gwenyambira, 64, hailed the school authorities for giving liberation war heroes a chance to assist students in their education.

“Today our children’s lives are under attack from drug and substance dealers, they want to destroy our future generations.

“We struggled to access education during our youth because of war and lack of support.

“Mutoriro watiparadzira rudzi,” said Gwenyambira.

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