TRM raises fees for vulnerable pupils

02 Dec, 2021 - 18:12 0 Views
TRM raises fees for vulnerable pupils


Patricia Matemera

The Teen Rescue Mission (TRM) recently held an event in Harare to raise school fees for vulnerable pupils under the theme Education Fund Me.

Funds raised on the day were enough to pay school fees for 21 vulnerable youths.

Teen Rescue Mission Trust is a non-profit organization fighting drug abuse, sexual indulgence and crime among the youths especially the teenagers by funding education and creating sustainable projects for youths all around the country.

The event was focusing on raising funds for vulnerable teens so as to send them to school to achieve their dreams as this will help in curbing the rising rate of drug abuse, early pregnancy and crime among youths.

The guest of honour on the day Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Honorable Professor Paul Mavima spoke on how the Government is planning to revive the BEAM project to educate young people.

“The Government is in the process of planning to educate a number of young people under BEAM”.

The Minister spoke on how young people are endangering their lives by taking drugs. He appealed to the law enforcement to arrest drug lords and called for stiffer penalties for those caught selling drugs.

“The law will surely give harsh punishments to those selling the drugs”, he said.

Speaking on the event the Director of the Teen Rescue Mission Abraham Matuka spoke on the rise of drug abuse, early pregnancy and crime.

“The rising number of teens doing drugs today in our nation is being estimated at more than 61 percent and this is a huge and alarming challenge to our future”, said Mr Matuka.

“We believe if we are able to join hands and send the vulnerable young people to school it will help in fighting these problems they are facing, as the TRM we are happy that this year we managed to send eight young and vulnerable teens to school and we provided fees, uniforms and food,” added Matuka.

Mrs Wang Wei, the wife of the Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe, joined the event virtually applauding the works done by the TRM. She spoke on the good relationship between China and Zimbabwe and how they are ready to help.

“This is a very good job being done by the TRM and because of the good relationship China and Zimbabwe share we are happy to continue helping this wonderful program”, said Mrs Wang Wei.

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