THE Climate Change Community Champions (the 4Cs) organisation on Friday donated more than 20 solar lights worth $20 each to economically-disadvantaged pupils at Robert Sinyoka Primary School in Bulawayo.
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The United Kingdom-based charity organisation aims to bring about education freedom to underprivileged learners of Zimbabwe and other countries.
The 4Cs chairperson Panganai Svotwa said their aim was to see every pupil being empowered because they were the leaders of tomorrow.
“It is our dream as an organisation to see children being empowered educationally and socially.
We hope to develop this further by paying school fees and helping those who do not have birth certificates to acquire them so that every child is empowered. These solar lights are user-friendly and children can use them for studying purposes,” said Svotwa.
Svotwa urged parents to use the lamps wisely and not to sell them. He said children who benefited from the programme were selected based on their social background, adding that some of them were orphans while others were being looked after by pensioners.
Svotwa said the donation was made possible by several well-wishers from all over the world and encouraged the business community in Zimbabwe and Bulawayo in particular to chip in and help underprivileged children.
He expressed gratitude to Bulawayo businessman Phathisani Nkomo, who owns the Lounge, for donating to their cause.
He said the 4Cs would follow up on their donations to determine whether their programme had developed any positive results.