Rozaria Memorial Trust

RMT was founded in 2007 in memory of the late Mbuya Rozaria Marumisa Dizha (1923 - 2006). She lived 27 years as a widow and her life was an embodiment of hard work, caring, sharing, innovation, self-reliance and creativity. In her lifetime she invested in education, entrepreneurship and community care. RMT advocates for the empowerment and rights of women, children and young people. It supports innovative actions in health, education and entrepreneurship for women and young people in rural communities.
Oct 3, 2013

Update - With Roofing We May Beat the Rains

Magaya School, Block 1
Magaya School, Block 1

The students of Magaya Primary School will possibly be in new classrooms before the on-set of the rainy season this year. The two class-room blocks have have now been raised from the foundation levels and the wall are up.

The headmistress of the school greeted the Board of Trustees for RMT with pride in her eyes, and some measure of content with progress achieved. "With roofing, we may beat the rains and out children will have a decent place for the last of term classes", stressed Mr Shepherd Mapiki, a strong community supporter and Committee member of the Magaya Former Student Association.

In these photos we share below, we share in the moment of pride. We definitely know that this could not have been achieved without all the support and solidarity. We now have a shorter distance go, roofing, floors, plastering, painting and furnishing. Thanks to all people of goodwill who make this possible with us.

Dec 27, 2012

RMT Founder Visits with Magaya Primary School

Magaya
Magaya

Mrs Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, RMT Founder and Chairperson made a special visit to Magaya Primary school on 4th of December 2012, where she met with the school administration, the School Development Committee and the students. This visit's main objective was for Ms Gumbonzvanda to share the Minerva Award with Magaya primary school community, as her community which laid the foundation for her life; and secondly to offer solidarity and support with the on-going construction and renovation project.

Ms Wachipa, the school head for Magaya school and Ms Patricia Dzotso the Vice Chair of the SDC recieved the RMT delegation which included Board member Mrs Hilda Chitsanzara; Kudakwashe Dizha, the coordinator and other staff and volunteers. The team held a tour of the school and observed the tremendous effort already made by the community, and the new toilets that have just been completed..

Mrs Gumbonzvanda expressed her appreciation to the Asutralian Government who had donated the building materials for a school block; as well as the Magaya Old Students Association (MOSA) for reaching out to former students and others for support. "I am make this special appeal especially this festive season, for us to have a roof for our school children. The rains are here and we all have to do all we can to run the last mile. This is a call to all, the world over to join hands with us in reaching our goal". Ms Gumbonzvanda serves as the Patron of Magaya Old Students Association.

Magaya primary school has an enrolment of around 400 students, mostly drawn from rural and resource poor communities. Rozaria Memorial Trust has been working and supporting programmes at the schools since its founding in 2006, and also also focused on access to education and treatment for children living with HIV.

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