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    $1 m Chiredzi school for the disabled




    MORRIS BISHI
    CHIREDZI BUREAU

    CHIREDZI
    – Marigold Children Zimbabwe, an organisation found by Donnet Kruger has applied for land with Chiredzi Town Council for the establishment of a $1 million school for the disabled.
    Kruger confirmed the development in an interview with The Mirror and said that the school which will be the first of its kind in Zimbabwe will in addition, empower designated parents and legally appointed guardians who are responsible for their disabled and dependent child.
    The empowerment programmes will be in the form of life skills.
    Chiredzi is known to have over 700 disabled children.
    The $1m project will include a school, hospital with state of the art disability machines and accommodation, making it the first to cater for the parents of the disabled in Zimbabwe and even the southern region.
    "We are going to build a facility which will have a school, hospital and accommodation. We will target parents of the disabled, train mothers or those who cater for the disabled skills on how to cater for the disabled.
    "They will be taught on how to handle their disabled children. We came up with the idea after realising that there are about 700 disabled people in Chiredzi district most of them who live under squalid conditions and their parents need training on how to take care of them.
    "We have drawn up a budget of $1 million and many organisations from local and abroad are waiting to fund us as soon as we get land and all our papers are approved" said Kruger.
    Kruger said she is working with Elizabeth Zinyora and Tendai Nyasha Jeriman who have a disabled child and are trustees in Marigold Children Zimbabwe.
    Kruger who is a writer said she was touched by the plight of the disabled when she visited Chiredzi to attend other businesses last year.  She was born in Gweru and is a Zimbabwean citizen.education news

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