Villagers in Beitbridge’s Capfuce area have mobilised resources and have started building a secondary school.
The nearest secondary school is 15 km away.
The villagers decided such a situation is just untenable for the young learners who have to leave the nearby Elangeni Primary School after Grade Seven.
They then gathered building materials, contributed money and labour and the result is a secondary school project now in full swing and set for completion by year end.
“We are using our own resources. We will complete it. We have started by building a toilet block then we will move on to classrooms,” said the Elangeni SDC Chair Mr Oscar Singo.
Inspired by the initiative, legislator for the area Cde Albert Nguluvhe contributed more building materials for another classroom block for teaching science subjects and a teacher’s house.
“I will give them 100 bags of cement and also help with building a classroom block and teacher’s house,” said Nguluvhe.
Cde Nguluvhe says this is also a fulfillment of his campaign pledge.
The secondary school is expected to reduce distances travelled by the children in the village.