Project #10979

A Roof for Magaya School Kids - After a Storm

by Rozaria Memorial Trust

Dear Our Partners

Infrastructure development remains our key priority for Magaya Primary School after some school classrooms and teachers houses were destroyed by hailstorm in 2008. Through your support over the past (3) three years we have managed to contribute to this worth cause by constructing two classroom blocks with each block having two classrooms plus (2) two offices for teachers. We celebrate that 80% of of the work has been covered to date and 400 students enrolled at the school have hope for a better school that will make them achieve their educational goes.

It is however with a heavy heart that we share with you that for the period of June 2016 to February 2017, there was no any major work that was done towards the completion of the project due to limited financial support.  With the dire shortage of classrooms at the school; the  incomplete classrooms in their state are already being used by ECD learners. The Deputy Headmaster at the school, Mr Jaji had this to say “I came at Magaya Primary School in 2012 and the whole school had only 3 functional blocks with each block having any average of 3 classrooms. This made the delivery of lessons difficult as more than 60 school kids were squeezed in one room and the school ended up introducing hot seating so that we can have manageable classes. The building of these 2 classroom blocks came as a big relief not for us the teachers but for the school students as a whole and with the acute shortage of learning space at the school, we have seen it better to use the incomplete classrooms. However, the classes in their current incomplete state are not child friendly as they have a lot of dust because they are not floored and also they are not yet glazed. We continue to appeal for Rozaria Memorial Trust and its partners to support us to complete this project”.

The 20% incomplete work at the school include inside plastering, flooring, glazing and inside and outside painting for the 2 classroom blocks.  The total cost to see off this project is $3000,00 for 150 bags of cement and to contribute towards labour. The community has already supplied the required pitsand and riversand for the work.

We know that with your support, our target of 30 June 2017 to complete this project will be a reality and we can then officially handover the classes to the school and the community. Thank you for your contributions over the years, we dedicate progress that has been recorded to date to your support. Lets walk the last mile together and bring smiles to the children of Magaya Primary School

Art Work In the Incomplete Classroom
Art Work In the Incomplete Classroom

Dear Magaya Primary Development Partner

Early Childhood Development learning is a critical stage in the growth and human development of children. Guided and inspired by this fact, Rozaria Memorial Trust through your support has been partnering with Magaya Primary School since the year 2013 to construct two (2) classroom blocks. Substantial work has been achieved over the years with both classroom blocks now have been roofed. Each classroom block has two classes and two offices for teachers.

In 2016, the project as of now has not raised much financial resources to see off the completion of the project. This has been largely due to the prevailing economic challenges in Zimbabwe and the continued decline in the enrolment at the school which now stands at 300 students against an enrolment of 700 in the early 2000. The remaining work include inside plastering, flooring, painting and glazing. RMT in collaboration with the school authorities has been moblising the community through the village heads of Magaya, Jakopo, Dizha, Marumisa and Chimusoro Villages to contribute local materials that are needed for the completion of the project. This was achieved 100% as the community managed to bring river sand, pitsand and a group of builders have pledged to provide free labour for the remaining part of the work. A total of 200 bags of cement are needed for inside plastering and flooring for both classroom blocks. The other materials like paint and glasses for glazing are there at the school

Whilst celebrating the milestones of the project in the past 3 years, it is disheartening to note that there was not much progress that was recorded towards its completion  for the period of 2016. The early child learners at the school students are now using the classroom in their incomplete state,100 children are accomodated with an average of 25 students per each class. To the students and the teachers, this  is a better arrangement as they have been learning under a tree shade since the year 2008 when the 3 classroom blocks at the school were destroyed by hailstorm. The classes have been nicely decorated inside with fine art to make them habitable and friendlier to the kids. Despite this the classrooms are dusty and windy which affects the learning of the kids and also exposes them to health related complications.

It remains our key priority in promoting Early Childhood learning at Magaya Secondary School and the completion of these two classroom blocks at the school will contribute immensely towards achieving this goal. 31 December 2016 is our prime target in ending this project. Your support and contribution will make this come to fruition and bring a smile to the kids and the Magaya community at large. A total of US$2500,00 is required to complete the remaining work.

Thank you for the great support over the years. The progress recorded to date is indebted to your generous support.

Classroom in Use before Completion
Classroom in Use before Completion

To the Friends of Magaya Primary School

On the 23rd of Magaya Primary School

On the 23rd of July 2016, Rozaria Memorial Trust Board of Trustees led by the Acting Chairperson Mr Patrick Mugaragumbo and Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda visited Magaya Primary School to assess progress of the rehabilitation and construct of the two classroom blocks that you have been us for the past 3 years. RMT officials met with the school head, Mrs Wachipa and a had a site visit of the classrooms under construction to see the progress that has been made to date.

Both the classroom blocks have been plastered and the remaining work is flooring, glazing and painting of all the four classrooms. It is touching to note the grade zeros and the grade ones are using the uncompleted classrooms  which poses a health risk to them because of wind and dust. Mrs Wachipa indicated that the school enrollment has been going down for the past 6 years with the school enrollment dropping from 650 students in 2010 to the current enrolment of 400 students because of the poor infrastructure at the school.

The community remains resolute in finding solutions to complete the project. It was suggested that RMT and the school will hold an open day to fundraise for the school before year end. The RMT board and the school authorities resolution at the end of the tour was very clear with a target to have the construction of the classrooms blocks completed by December 2016. The total funds needed for the completion of the project is $3000,00. Your support is very important as we work towards fulfilling our December 2016 resolution.

We have attached photos on the current state of the project. Your support over the years has sustained our work and we remain available to provide updates or any other information at  cc


Kudakwashe Dizha


Rozaria Memorial Trust

RMT Board interacting with Magaya School Head
RMT Board interacting with Magaya School Head
The Outside State of the Classroom Block
The Outside State of the Classroom Block

To The Friend Of Magaya Primary

"Education is the backbone of community development, it brings innovation, it brings the resources and it restores and amplifies the voices of the community to demand for their rights'" the words from the Chairperson of Magaya Primary School Mrs Patricia Dzotso when we met in March 2016 to review progress on the construction of two classroom blocks at the school. In 2013 we started an important journey with you, the journey of constructing two classroom blocks with a total of four classes and four inside offices. With your contributions we have travelled the longest part of the journey. All the classrooms blocks are now complete with the only work remaining being flooring, inside plastering, painting and glazing.

As we celebrate this milestone, we remain touched, in their incomplete state the classrooms are already being used by grade Zeros and the grade Ones (1) students as the school has acute shortage of learning space. Mrs Wachipa the school head at the briefing meeting indicated that they were left with no option but to start using the classrooms in their incomplete state as the school lacks the financial resources to complement the effort of Rozaria Memorial Trust and its partners. The school enrolment has gone down in the past years thereby greatly affecting the cash-flow at the school and the problem is further worsened by the fact that the remaining students are failing to pay their school fees. She said “We are pleading with friends and other development partners that they join hands with us to see us complete this journey, it pains that we are stuck at the very end. Let’s bring a smile to the faces of these kids'.

The Treasurer of Magaya School Development Committee, Mr Chamunorwa Njenje highlighted that for the completion of the journey to be a reality, the school needs US2500,00 to cater for cement and labour costs for flooring, painting and glazing.

It is important to complete this journey as we strive to provide the best learning environment for the students at Magaya Primary School, with this in mind we continue to look for your helping hand to make this come to fruition. We have moved the longest miles of journey together and we will be happy to have you with us until we reach the finishing line. Let’s bring the smile to Magaya Primary School kids.

Yours Friend in Development

Kudakwashe Dizha


Rozaria Memorial Trust


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Magaya Primary School Learners
Magaya Primary School Learners

The student of Magaya school have spent the last years following the construction of their classroom blocks, from foundation to near completion. When roofed, the teachers decided that even without floors, painting and decent furniture, the kids had to move in and use these class rooms. Hard decision but what options did they have.

This christmas, help us to give a surprise to these kids. We simply want to ensure that come January, rainy season for that matter, the kids will enter fully habitable, warm and completed classrooms with window panes, decent floor, plastered and painted in welcoming colours. We can make this dream come true.

Thank you for your generosity. Kindly DONATE or share with your networks. Every action counts, and no gift is a small gift.

Construction - Community Contributed
Construction - Community Contributed
Members of Schools Admin, Parents & RMT Board
Members of Schools Admin, Parents & RMT Board

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Rozaria Memorial Trust

Location: Murewa - Zimbabwe
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Kudakwashe Dizha
RMT, Coordinator
Murewa, Zimbabwe

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