|US$19m bursary fund unveiled|
|Thursday, 12 July 2012 19:32|
A British agency, the UK Department for International Development has unveiled a US$19 million bursary fund for 24 000 disadvantaged secondary school girls countrywide.
The programme which is spread across 28 districts in the country was officially launched by Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister, Senator David Coltart at Chifamba Secondary School in Guruve this Thursday.
In his address, Senator Coltart said the gesture by the British agency is a positive move towards improving relations between the two countries strained by the imposition of illegal sanctions by Britain and her western allies.
The Head of the Department for International Development in Zimbabwe, Mr Dave Fish said the latest investment demonstrates the British government’s commitment in improving the lives of the girl child in Zimbabwe.
In her remarks, Mrs Angeline Murimirwa from Campaign for Female Education, implementors of the programme, said the initiative is meant to break the vicious circle of poverty commonly associated with the girl child by ensuring the provision of basic education.