Masuwe Primary School – Hwange Rural District, Victoria Falls
In partnership with: Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, Victoria Falls
More Community Foundation Zimbabwe (MCF ZW) was introduced to the school by Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel shortly after MORE Family Collection took over in 2017. Currently, there are 170 children enrolled at the school, including an Early Childhood Development class. The school has 6 teachers – 2 of whom are volunteers.
NEEDS: Three new classrooms, indoor kitchen & jungle gym
PROGRESS: MCF finished building teachers’ accommodations in 2022 and new ablution blocks are in the construction phase and scheduled for completion in 2023.
In support of children’s education, 70 solar lights were distributed to grade 6 and 7 learners and teachers at Masuwe school in March 2022. 16 of these were donated to a neighboring primary school in Sekebelo. With solar lights, children can now do their homework and study at home at night.
An income-generating chicken project was initiated as a means of helping Masuwe to generate a sustainable income to meet its smaller expenses. This started off with repairs on the chicken run, followed by training conducted by one of Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel’s staff on chicken rearing and the development of a business plan.