Rural electrification and E-learning programmes benefit rural schools

By Kenias Chivuzhe

THE Second Republic’s inclusive development agenda is paying dividends in rural areas with schools in Mutasa South being the latest to benefit from government’s rural electrification and e-learning programmes.

Rural electrification and E-learning are among key government priorities in the second republic’s development agenda where no one and no place will be left behind.

The development thrust will see the Toronto community of Mutasa South celebrating the country’s 42nd Independence anniversary in style after electricity was connected to Beaulieu Primary School where a computer lab was also established through the efforts of the aspiring legislator.  

“We are very happy that our aspiring legislator and government spearheaded rural electrification and the establishment of a computer lab at our school. This will breach the development gap between our community and urban areas,” said a community member.

“We want to thank President Mnangagwa for spearheading the rural electrification and E-learning programmes. Our school is now electrified. Our area that is part of new resettlements was lacking basic infrastructure and that was disadvantaging our children,” added another.

The School’s Development Committee and school authorities spoke on the impact of the twin development projects in improving the learning conditions.

“Our school was lagging behind and this intervention is a welcomed development. The electricity was a kilometer away and Advocate Mugadza intervened and we are about to officially open our computer lab. This will improve the learning environment,” said  Wilfred Maneswa- Beaulieu Primary SDC Secretary.

Mutasa South Aspiring Legislator Advocate Misheck Mugadza highlighted that the initiatives are critical in ensuring no one is left behind in the development matrix.

“There computer lab is now being furnished after the school was given computers under the government programme. This follows the rural electrification programme that benefited the school. This is inline with government thrust to promote development in rural areas. Government seeks to ensure the standard of all schools in the country improves. It is in farming communities like this where issues of E-learning were lagging behind due to the absence of electricity. Efforts are also being made to construct more blocks to accommodate learners,” he said.

The rural electrification and E-learning programmes are meant to bridge the digital divide between the urban and rural populace.