88 Girls in Forms 1, 3 and 4 at Mauya Adventist Secondary in Karoi, Zimbabwe, lost blankets, school uniforms, shoes, textbooks, stationary and other personal items to the value of US$ 18 000. 00 due to a raging fire that reduced their dormitory to rubble on the 29th of June 2016.
The school is still investigating the actual cause of the fire.
“We thank God were at study in the school dining hall and so no lives were lost. Pastor Farukai Mbiriri, North Zimbabwe Conference Education Director, echoed that “The building needs immediate renovation as recommended by engineers and it may cost approximately US$12 000”.
Mbiriri said, “The girls are in a desperate situation given the fact that most parents are even struggling to raise school fees. The cold winter in Zimbabwe makes the situation even more desperate”.
The students whose dormitories were not destroyed volunteered to share their single beds, blankets and linen with their unfortunate colleagues. The atmosphere at the school is very touching when one listens to testimonies of how students have appealed to school authorities not to send their colleagues back home to burden their already struggling parents. They vowed that they would share what they have.
Since schools close for vacation on 3 August, it would be most critical to renovate the school before it reopens on 5 September 2016. North Zimbabwe Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is mobilizing donations from church members so that the affected children can have blankets and clothes to put on. The conference has asked that those who can help do so as early as possible remembering that this is winter.
There is a call to mobilize volunteers who can do the renovations on the destroyed structure, under the supervision of a volunteer engineer.
For those who want to donate towards the rebuilding of this school, please donate directly into the bank account below:
Stanbic Bank, Account Name: North Zimbabwe Conference
Account Number: 0240000557101
Branch: Samora Machel
For more information you can contact the Education Director, Ps F Mbiriri:
Tel: +263774 073 283)