Magreta Hugo primary and secondary school, popularly known as Capota, offers lessons to children with various forms of disabilities.
The school is, however, faced with several challenges in acquiring resources and the Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education, Cde Josiah Hungwe visited the school and pledged government’s commitment to assisting the institution.
The school is situated in Zimuto and mainly survives on well-wishers and contributions from the Reformed Church of Zimbabwe.
Currently, the institution has a debt of over US$100 000 in unpaid electricity bills.
A representative of the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe, Reverend Josephat Zambuko told Cde Hungwe that the challenges facing the school keep increasing with the economic hardships being experienced.
“The school survives on well-wishers and the church makes effort but cannot satisfy all the needs. We also receive some aid from the government as the Minister of State for Masvingo really chips in a lot,” he said.
Cde Hungwe commended the school for striving to continue offering education to the students despite the challenges.
The school caters for children with varying forms of disability, equipping them with life skills that they can use to earn a living after completing their education.
Cde Hungwe said Capota should be developed until it becomes a well-established centre offering the best education to its students.
“We need education that empowers people living with disabilities to earn a living. This is a special school and we want it to be developed until it is recognised internationally,” he said.
Despite the challenges, Capota has been recording a 100 percent pass rate since 2010.