Khami sets up resource centre


THE Khami District Better Schools Programme of Zimbabwe on Friday established a resource centre in Bulawayo’s Luveve suburb as a way of providing teachers and children with access to modern teaching techniques and new ideas.


The centre will act as a reservoir into which various streams of thinking would flow and mingle and then be directed into schools for the benefit of all community members.

Speaking at the Khami district annual merit awards and groundbreaking ceremony held at the proposed Khami District Resource Centre in Luveve, MacDonald Bricks managing director Lonely Nyathi said through the resource centre, teachers would be provided with access to modern teaching techniques, new ideas and updated teaching and learning materials.

“The centre will serve students, teachers and administrators, members of the community, business community, non-governmental organisations, institutions of higher learning and other government departments,” Nyathi said. 

“We are talking about a large building with a large and well stocked library characterised by being a hive of activity.

“We are talking about a complementing mobile library to reach out to every child even in the remote parts of the district which will offer video services.

“We refer to a state-of-the-art computer laboratory where students, teachers and the community will be taking turns to learn and to research.  We are talking about conference facilities where various trainings and meetings by different stakeholders can be held,” he said.

Nyathi said the centre would offer duplicating, photocopying and typing services where materials production could take place and teachers be trained to use the equipment.

It would also provide offices for different education departments, including the district education office, human resources, early childhood and development, schools psychological services, sports department, arts and culture department, long life and continuing education department and the Better Schools Programme.

Bulawayo acting provincial education director Richard Swene appealed to the corporate world, non-governmental organisations and well-wishers to contribute to the construction of the complex.

Swene said the first phase of the project would be completed by the end of the year, but could, however, not disclose how much the project would cost.