THE Rotary Club of Bulawayo South on Monday handed over two toilet blocks to Mafakela Primary School in Luveve to ensure better hygienic standards for children and staff.
The project, carried out in partnership with the Rotary Foundation and the Rotary Club of June in Jonkoping, Sweden, was at a cost of $17 586.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Rotary Club of Bulawayo South president Jean Whiley said the dream for the project began with a former Mafakela pupil Nonhlanhla Berglund who now lives in Sweden.
“She sold the idea to the rotarian headmaster of the International English School Jonkoping, Simon Varley, and together with the students, they began to fundraise,” Whiley said.
“With the help of the Rotary Clubs and districts in Sweden and Zimbabwe, the goal has been realised.
“Today we see the completion of the project; one we can be proud of and which will ensure better hygiene standards for the children and staff of Mafakela.
“We trust that the School Development Association, staff and pupils will use, care for, maintain and enjoy their improved facilities,” Whiley said.
The school headmistress Percy Ndlovu said the project would go a long way in uplifting the of learners to greater levels.
She said the school alone would not have done such a big project.
“I am not ashamed to say that we now have the best toilets in this district,” Ndlovu said.
The Rotary Club recently donated 550 wheelchairs to people with disabilities at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds.