Various institutions and individuals from Mashonaland West have joined the rest of the country in providing relief materials towards victims of Cyclone Idai.

Church organisations, schools, individuals and other institutions felt touched by the devastation that befell Manicaland, killing hundreds while rendering thousands homeless.

Part of the relief aid mobilised by Mashonaland West province towards Cyclone Idai survivors

In that vein, Mashonaland West was united by the catastrophe and mobilised an assortment of goods and cash as relief aid for the Cyclone Idai victims.

The mobilised goods were handed over to Mashonaland West Minister of State Honourable Mary Mliswa for onward delivery to the National Civil Protection Department.

Minister Mliswa described communities outside Manicaland as the building blocks necessary for reconstruction in the Eastern Highlands.

“The situation in the affected areas remains dire. We want to leave a lasting difference.

“We are the building blocks. If you take a moment to reflect on the disaster you are bound to call out to the almighty for intervention,” said Honourable Mliswa.

School children from the province were instrumental in mobilising resources as they were touched by the loss of fellow learners and educators.