Mlalazi School in Gokwe South is moving to the new site.The Mlalazi Old Students Association has
planned to build a classroom block at the school’s new site.The plan was announced by a team which attended the school Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the school on Thursday.The association is seeking support from the parents so that they achieve their goal.
‘Takawirirana kuti tisimudze block remaclassroom.Ndihwo urongwa huripo tisingavimbisi rimwe basa kuseri kweirori reblock, zvakare tisingarambi kuti kana mari yatendera tigona kuzoita basa kuseri kweiri”[We are working on the project to build a classroom block for now,but when funds are available we are looking foward to go for another project], read the statement to parents.
The school has been relocated due to erosion as it was built on the Sengwa river bank during the revolutionary struggle in the 1980s.Erosion has threatened the school structures.Mlalazi school serves 10 villages with some children travelling for more than 5km to attend school.So far there is no structure visible at the new site except for bricks and stones which where there for quite a long time.There is also need for a water borehole at the site.
The meeting was attended by the ward councillor Mr Mateta and Member of Parliament Mrs Mhangami who promised a tent donation for Grade 0s. Although the meeting went on well there was scenes of trying to politicise the meeting by some of the former executive committee members who could be heard touting political party names of which the parents pretended as they heard nothing.Elections were held which saw the former students and young parents being put in positions of authority in the school development committee(SDC).
The parents blessed the project by the former students and pledged their support.The Former student are now on the ground to mkobilise the resources so that their dream may come true.They are also calling other school’s ex-studentds to join them.Organisations who are willing to donate towards this project are also welcome.