Education and health are some of the major targets which government has strengthened since independence and Chivi local authorities have been instrumental in the building of clinics, schools and other crucial infrastructure.

Over 70 blocks of classrooms have been built in the Chivi Rural District Council (RDC) in the last few years as efforts are being made to steer development.

Villagers in the district applauded those behind the progress and said such initiatives will go a long way in helping to increase access and retention to schools and in improving learning effectiveness and efficiency thus enabling all children to realise their right to learn in a health environment.

Some of these initiatives were launched when the current council was voted in and as such Chivi has recorded significant progress.

The RDC said the ambitious programmes were launched to steer development.

According to Chivi RDC chairperson Dr Killer Zivhu, the developments should be the only council’s priority to the next council that will run the district affairs after elections.

This is also in line with supporting the government’s child friendly schools framework adopted by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

Under the Child Friendly Schools Framework, school heads, deputy heads, and teachers-in-charge have received in-service training on ECD supervision as well.

Education and health are some of the major targets which government has strengthened since independence.

Local authorities have been instrumental in the building of clinics, schools and other crucial infrastructure.

The Child Friendly Schools Framework which started in 2005 has so far piloted in more than 200 schools in Zimbabwe.

It supplies learning rooms, teaching and learning materials, training of teachers in child centred teaching methodologies, life skills, sanitation and health.