The Youth Built Zimbabwe programme being spearheaded by the National Youth Service (NYS) Department continues to promote infrastructure development with Tiya Primary School being one of the latest deserving beneficiaries.

Positive change in society occurs when individuals or groups of people contribute towards the development of their localities.

In an interview at Tiya Satellite School in Chimanimani East constituency, NYS Deputy Commander Manicaland Province Over Kusena said Tiya is one of the schools without accommodation for teachers hence the intervention to start construction of teacher’s houses among other community assistance initiatives being done throughout the country.

“The Youth Built Zimbabwe programme seeks to accelerate development in communities and in this case the youth volunteered to construct teacher’s houses after observing that the situation at Tiya was abnormal,”Mr Kusena said.

Local councillor Tendai Nyabanga said the assistance is a positive step towards improving the conditions of service for teachers, a development that will culminate in improved pass rates.

“Teachers travel 20 to 30 kilometres to the school because of accommodation challenges with assistance also required to construct more class room blocks,” he said.

The construction of the first teacher’s house at the school that opened its doors in 2011 clearly shows an infrastructure gap that requires both government and development partners’ assistance.