At least five schools by Cyclone Idai last year in Manicaland on Friday got new classroom furniture worth thousands of dollars from Zuva Petroleum.
The schools namely Hotsprings, Tonhorai, Ndima, Charleswood and Gwindingwe Primary got new furniture as Zuva Petroleum restores hope in the face of adversity.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Zuva Petroleum Chief Operating Officer Mr Zwelithini Mlotshwa, said education opens imagination and creativity.
“It does things that a WhatsApp message that has two misspelled words and three emojis can never do. Education is a dream that you hold in your hand. Dreams that you can pursue, dreams that can make you more successful, open minded, stronger and a better people. So today we are not only donating furniture we are also donating dreams.
“It is our hope that this furniture will go a long way in mitigating the effects of Cyclone Idai in the schools. Finally, I would like to express our gratitude to the support we have received from the schools and all the Government ministries represented here,” he said.
He continued: “Our actions are guided by our mission and values and one of our core values is empowerment. Everyday we nurture human capital within the organization, we recognize the fact that human capital comes from the schools, the classroom to be specific.”
Last year Zuva Petroleum together with other corporates rendered aid when Cyclone Idai struck on March 15.
Zuva Petroleum ferried fuel to affected areas and donated ZWL$100 000 to five affected schools.
Mr Zwelithini said they found it prudent to play our part in the rehabilitation of the communities affected by the disaster, targeting mainly schools.
“In our corporate social mission anchored by the Zuva Cares brand, we care for the people and the environment in which we operate, hence our inclination to supporting communities whenever a need arises,” he said.