[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The community of Goba Village in Bulilima’s Ward 6 communal area have come together to build their first ever primary school. Both men and women of the area are fully involved in the effort with children also participating after their school hours. Some of the women’s duties include fetching water from a nearby borehole and making bricks while men normally transport the bricks and other equipment to the actual site of the two classrooms that are being built.
Community vice-chair Mathambo Ndebele stated that the community is engaged in a parallel effort of mobilizing the resources needed to equip the two new classrooms. “Donations of any kind will be greatly appreciated,” said Mr Ndebele during a visit to the site by the district CEO, Mr John Brown Ncube. Senior Village Head, known locally as “uSebhuku,” Ms Sizephi Ncube expressed similar sentiments adding that without proper equipment the learning experience will not be enjoyable for the kids. She added that what her community has started will serve as an example to other communities facing similar problems. Ms Ncube also expressed a deep sense of pride in her community for having stepped up to the plate to develop their own area.
Already a number of other communities, such as the Mazwaligwe in Ward 5 and another in Ward 7 have launched similar projects. If the trend continues, Bulilima district is set to become one of the best performing in Zimbabwe, in terms of community based initiatives.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]