The Youth Built Zimbabwe project that is administered by the Zimbabwe National Youth Service is spearheading the construction of schools, health centres and bridges in Manicaland Province as part of efforts by youths to contribute towards sustainable development in rural communities.

Touring one of the projects constructed under the Youth Built Zimbabwe programme, Zimbabwe National Youth Service commandant Manicaland Province, Sophia Maungira said the initiative is being done to promote access to decent education, health services as well as improving road network in rural communities.

Maungira and the development partners were at Clearwater Secondary School which was constructed under a tripartite agreement.

Clearwater School Development Committee vice chairperson, Freddy Chimene and the local councilor Lordwing Sigauke commended the Youth Built Zimbabwe programme and other development partners for helping in the construction of the secondary school as students were learning under trees.

The Youth Built Zimbabwe project is aimed at ensuring that youths contribute towards the development of their communities and the programme is also implemented in a number of countries that include Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago among others.