Former students of Mhali Primary School in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, have pooled resources to help the school, which is facing several challenges.
Interim president of Mhali Old Students’ Association (MOSA), Khumbulani Ndlovu, says former students currently living outside the country and those in Zimbabwe have so far gathered some valuable material and raised money to help the school in Magwegwe high density suburb in providing constant water supplies and other necessities.
Ndlovu says the organization, which has over 300 members following its Facebook page will soon be sponsoring various prizes for excelling students at the school’s prize giving day set for the first week of December.
He said efforts are underway to expand its school activities to include helping elderly people, orphaned children and other less privileged families in the suburb.
“Our aim is to ensure that the community benefits from our school activities which in the long-run are aimed at empowering the local community,” he said.
The school has over the years produced students who have become top leaders. They include journalists, social workers, bankers like the current Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe deputy governor Khuphukile Mlambo, artists and others.