PENYA plans to help 648 children, whose lives were devastated by floods in Zimbabwe, to attend school by providing them with educational materials such as books and stationery, uniforms as well as help to build 7 classroom blocks for a primary school.
Incessant rains in early February 2014 resulted in floods that affected people around Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam. Homesteads in the dam's basin and downstream got flooded creating the need to relocate affected families. More than 3,000 affected families are now in a transit camp called Chingwizi. altogether 10,462 children comprising 8,167 primary and 2,295 secondary school pupils who are being relocated need access to education.
We will also assist in building the classroom blocks at the permanent site for the school. We provide access to books, stationery, psycho-social support and uniforms to the children affected by floods.
We will educate 648 children and help them rebuild their lives after the floods. By building a permanent structure we will ensure that the children have access to good quality education for years to come.