The critical input being offered by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) continues to be felt countrywide the latest being witnessed in Kwekwe district where at state of the arts facilities were handed over to the community.

As part of their community assistance programme the ZDF handed over two classroom blocks and an ablution facility at Manunure High School and an early childhood development classroom block at Sally Mugabe Primary School in Kwekwe.

Parents and schools development funded the construction of the facilities while the Zimbabwe National Army provided the technical knowhow.

District schools inspector, Mr Bernard Mazambani expressed gratitude to the ZDF willingness to partner with communities in the provision of appropriate infrastructure that is learner friendly and in line with the new curriculum.

Defence secretary, Mr Martin Rushwaya urged beneficiary schools to safeguard the infrastructure for the benefit of future generations.

He added the successful implementation of the construction programmes through partnerships is a clear demonstration that the country can overcome some of its challenges through unity of purpose and home grown solutions.

Sally Mugabe Primary headmistress, Mrs Lucia Kokera said such partnerships will help the country accomplish its desired goals in the education sector.

In a related development, officers from the Thornhill Airbase in Gweru visited Mudavanhu School for the mentally challenged in Mkoba were they held a clean-up exercise and helped with daily chores as well as repair broken down furniture as part of their community assistance programme.