Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Gwanda Schools and Tsholotsho Clinic get buildinmg materials

Wilikisa Gets Cement Boost
Habakkuk Trust continues with its quest of linking advocacy and sustainable development, as the organisation sourced 71 bags of cement which were recently delivered to Wilikisa Primary school in Gwanda ward 2.
The cement is expected to be used for plastering a classroom block that was commissioned in July this year by the local Member of Parliament after Habakkuk Trust Action Team of the area had lobbied for funds to floor and roof the block through the Constituency Development Funds. Some of the cement will also be used for roofing toilets in the school.
It is now three years since the Gwanda Ward 2 Action Teams identified the dilapidated state of the schools and lack of adequate classrooms as the major advocacy issues. The Action Teams then took their issues to the policy dialogue and further lobbied other stakeholders to assist improve the schools. The Ward 2 community has tirelessly worked with the Action Team in providing manual labor towards the project.

Bethel Primary school receive building materials
The Bethel community in Gwanda Ward 14 also received cement and other construction materials that include asbestos sheets and roofing trusses which were sourced by Habakkuk Trust courtesy of the advocacy efforts of the Bethel Action Team on the issue of improvement of educational infrastructure in the area.
The community is expected to partner with the Action Team in implementing the actual construction of the classroom block providing manual and technical labor.
The Bethel Primary School project is the second project to be completed by Habakkuk Trust in ward 14 as the organization assisted the community, at Sengezane Village to electrify a clinic. This is inline with Habakkuk Trust’s vision of linking advocacy with sustainable development as well as seeing communities take a lead in initiating developmental processes in their areas.

Building of a health facility in Tsholotsho Ward 9 underway
The construction of a health institution at Tsholotsho Ward 9 is underway as Habakkuk Trust has sourced 94 bags for cement to the work that has been pioneered by the Action Team in conjunction with a local Community Based Organization – Jowa Development Trust.
Sofar the community has managed to mould 20 000 bricks with cement sourced through the Constituency Development Funds as when Habakkuk Trust made the delivery of 94 bags of cement at the beginning of September, the community was already at advanced stages of finishing digging the foundation of the clinic.
The cement will go towards the slab and foundation construction.

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