Parents urged to support school projects

OLOPHS Advisory Board Chairperson Sister Martha-Clara Femayi gives her speech.

BY STAFF REPORTER

PARENTS and guardians have been encouraged to support projects undertaken by schools. This came out at the 2nd Speech and Prize Giving Day held at Our Lady of Perpertual Help SchooI (OLOPHS) in Chipinge on 30 November 2023.

In her speech, the chairperson of OLOPHS Advisory Board, Sister Martha-Clara Femayi said: “I am encouraging parents and guardians to support our effort to buy more computers so that each child can have access his/her computer in the near future.

“May I encourage parents and guardians to support the school’s effort to fund raise through buying of uniforms at the school. Small profits from such projects help the school to cover expenses such as electricity bills, internet, water bills and other administrative costs.”

OLOPHS Advisory Board Vice Chair Mikias Gwamanda (right) hands-over computers to School Principal Resistance Utseya (left). The computers were bought from funds levied from parents/guardians during 2023 year.

In her speech, School Principal, Resistance Utseya thanked teachers for their dedication.

“I thank all staff who prepared the students for examinations because without their dedication, the sterling performance by students in would not have been possible.

“The academic results are a true representation of the commitment of the staff, sustained application by our students and the continuous encouragement by parents at home,” she said.

The ceremony was graced by distinguished guests who include Chipinge District School Inspector Mr Abson Mapfumo represented by School Inspector Mr Ndamuka Taruberekera and Miss Evelyn Matondo, Matione Primary School Principal Mr Bepete, OLOPHS director Mrs Sinikiwe Tina Chirwa (popularly known as Mbuya Chikisa), Roman Catholic Diocese of Mutare’s Father Mangudya, lawyer Mikias Gwamanda and TV Chimanimani’s director, Mr Steve Ephraem.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is a private learning institution that offers classes ranging from Playgroup up to Grade 7. It has a teacher to pupil ratio of 1:20. The school has staff compliment of 13 teachers, 2 being males and 11 being females.

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