By Alfred Tembo – As part of the Black History Month commemoration (BHM) Gweru US Education centre extended its reach out to campaign to schools in the rural areas.
In a recently the tour that was facilitated by Orphans Education and Agriculture Support, to allow some children to be part of the centre, saw over 20 pupils from different schools attending the program.
Orphans Education and Agriculture Support is a catholic organization that aims at uplifting and improving the communities by educating children as well as to afford them food supplies among other resources that they provide for the children to achieve their goals and dreams.
During the program presentation, a Gweru US Education centre official said upon realizing that the ongoing BHM commemorations had channeled its focus on senior schools, we decided to find means and way of including the young ones.
It is also the centre’s mandate to observe some of the principles and believes that they built their foundations on, such as to be involved in voluntarism and service to humanity through charity work to better the communities they serve in. As part of the desire to create a posit eve change the centre, engaged Matongo Primary school students to enrolling in the ongoing computer skills program.
The program strives to empower the girl child in gaining knowledge on the usage of the computer, in this era where ICT has rules mankind.
Participating schools are expected to submit two 500 words essays on, “What can I do?” answering the question for yourself and Zimbabwe at large.
Speaking to shout-africa.com, US Education officer for the centre Bevan Hungwe said the aims at uplifting lively hood of the girl child no matter where they come from.
“We purely believe that the girl child needs to be helped to gain moral, hence we are there to provide that. And with the resources we have here at the American Education Centre we will by all means sort opportunities to help them receive the much need support that they might not get at their respective schools”.