Some well-wishers have stepped in to assist in building of a classroom block at Maramba Primary School in Chivi North.

Situated in Chivi North, the school was built in 1946.

Infrastructure at the school is now run down with three classrooms being decommissioned, forcing students to be crammed in the remaining classrooms.

Last month, the ZBC News ran a story on the situation at the school and some well-wishers have responded to assist in  building the new infrastructure.

Chivi Rural District Council chairperson and local businessman Dr Killer Zivhu visited the school and donated 200 bags of cement.

He pledged to source more materials for the school to enable the construction of at least one classroom block.

“If we finish this first block, then we move to the next one which is now dilapidated. But I cannot promise that I will be here for the whole construction, I have donated one block and I expect others to also come in,” said Dr Zivhu.

Maramba Primary School Development Committee chairman Mr Crispen Bonia said parents will immediately start work to build the block and thanked Dr Zivhu for assisting them.

“As parents, we are getting down to work since cement has been availed. We plan to start construction on Tuesday,” Mr Bonia said.

Mr Godfrey Mukungunugwa, a Masvingo businessman who is on the forefront of seeking materials for the school, said more companies have pledged to come in and assist.

“We are beginning to get donations and we have other companies who have promised us building materials. We expect that eventually the whole school will be constructed,” said Mr Mukungunugwa.

The situation at the school has been worsened by the heavy rains being received in the province.