By Elizabeth Nyaguyo
National Aids Council (NAC) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme joined hands in constructing a boarding school which will assist 32 vulnerable children in Chimanimani.
The boarding facility was built at Mhakwe High School and this will assist many helpless young adolescence girls.
Speaking during a media tour organized by the NAC NAC monitoring and evaluation officer Sibert Hlatshwayo said that they built this boarding facility so that young girls have a descent place to stay.
‘’Now with this boarding facility you can find out that these girls are in a secure area,’’ he said.
He added that the girls will be safe in the hands of the community, matrons and teachers they will be also taking a very good care of these girls.
‘’ These girls will be in a safer area where will have the school and community taking part contributing in assisting in terms of making sure that the girls are protected.
‘’We will have a matron who will be staying within the school premises and also teachers will be here to make sure our children are safe,’’ said Hlatshwayo
Speaking during the same event, the Chimanimani Aids Coordinator Priscilla Mclsaac said that this idea come after many girls were dropping out of school due to travelling long distances and the issue of money for fees.
‘’Most of the girls are travelling about 10 kilometers to school.
“Plan International Organization is paying fees for almost 148 vulnerable girls here at Mhakwe and their examination fees are being paid for as well as full school uniforms,’’ said Mclsaac.