200 students get school fees

04 Dec, 2018 - 18:12 0 Views
200 students get school fees

The Sunday Mail

Sharon Munjenjema

Philanthropist Mr Matthew Musengezi has handed over $21 000 for the 2019 school fees for at least 200 primary school learners in Chitungwiza.

The founder of the Musengezi Foundation donated the money for disadvantaged pupils at Zengeza 5 Primary School, where Mr Musengezi was once a learner.

At the handover of the money at the school last week, Mr Musengezi said he had come from a poor background and wanted to contribute to the setting of  a solid academic foundation for children in circumstances similar to his.

“As a former student of this school, I understand the frustrations of being under privileged,” he said. “I also faced difficulties in paying my tuition fees and I remember being in constant fear that I would be sent home any time over the outstanding fees.

“I was stressed every time the tuition issues came out in class.

“This is the reason why I have decided to come back to my community and lend a helping hand to those struggling like I did back then.

Zengeza 5 Primary school head Robert Shaurwa thanked Mr Musengezi for a gesture he described as the first of its kind since the school opened in 1979.

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