Girls boarding school at Masasi High School

Lawrence Lifa |  2 years ago | local

In an effort to combat school dropouts mainly by the girl child due to child marriages and poverty in Marange area, Masasi High School in collaboration with a local organization constructed an alternative boarding facility with a carrying capacity of 42 students to accommodate girls who were walking long distances to the school. Officiating handover of the of the facility to the school and community, Manicaland Provincial Education Director,Mr Edward Shumba applauded the partnership between the school and Plan international for the development which he said is expected to boost the pass rate of the students. Plan international program area manager, Stanley Dahwa said they assisted in the project to curb students from walking long distances, under which they have been exposed to early pregnancies and child marriages and instead give them a chance to develop into their full potential academically. Marange area is one of the child marriages hotspots in Manicaland resulting in high school dropouts