Landa J Nkomo High School tar­gets $5 000 at fundrais­ing din­ner

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Nqo­bile Tshili Chron­i­cle Cor­re­spon­dent

TSHOLOT­SHO’s Landa J Nkomo High School, the brain child of the late Vice Pres­i­dent John Landa Nkomo, is set to hold a fundrais­ing din­ner to­mor­row in a bid to raise $5 000 for con­struc­tion pur­poses.

The school was com­mis­sioned by Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe in 2012 but is still to be com­pleted due to fund­ing chal­lenges.

The school development com­mit­tee (SDC) will hold a fund rais­ing din­ner at Tsholot­sho Business Cen­tre to­mor­row start­ing at 6PM to raise $5 000 for the roofing of a Home Eco­nomics block.

The area’s coun­cil­lor, who is also a mem­ber of the school’s SDC, Cde Melusi Nde­bele, yes­ter­day said lack of ad­e­quate in­fra­struc­ture re­mains the big­gest chal­lenge for the growth of the school.

He ap­pealed to the Tsholot­sho com­mu­nity and Zim­bab­weans at large to come and help the school dur­ing its fundrais­ing din­ner.

“We’re tar­get­ing to raise $5 000 for a home eco­nomics class­room block that we con­structed as the school development com­mit­tee. Due to short­age of re­sources, we’re now fail­ing to com­plete it. The fund rais­ing din­ner will be used to try and raise the funds,” said Cde Nde­bele.

He said the com­mu­nity was pri­ori­tis­ing the home eco­nomics block be­cause upon its com­ple­tion pupils will en­hance their skills.

Cde Nde­bele said the school runs a low cost board­ing fa­cil­ity which does not have suf­fi­cient dor­mi­to­ries for pupils. He said the com­mu­nity has also en­gaged the Landa John Nkomo Memo­rial Trust (LJNMT) to en­sure that the event is a suc­cess.

The late VP’s son, who is also the chair­per­son of the LJNMT, Mr Jab­u­lani Nkomo, lauded the com­mu­nity for tak­ing it upon it­self to en­sure that the school is com­pleted.

Mr Nkomo said in sup­port­ing the school, the trust has so far raised about $5 500 for dor­mi­to­ries. He said the school was also ac­com­mo­dat­ing and en­cour­ag­ing the marginalised San com­mu­nity to ed­u­cate their chil­dren.

Mr Nkomo said the Trust would sup­port the fund rais­ing din­ner and next year they will hold an­other event in Bu­l­awayo to raise funds for the school. — @nqot­shili

Cde Saviour Ka­sukuwere

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