Construction of ECD Blocks at Chewumba and Kanywambizi Primary School

Construction works taking place at Chewumba and Kanywambizi pry schools. We have reached this far through collaborations with Hwange Rural District Council and School Development Committees who have contributed bricks, river-sand and labor respectively.

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BH 36 ECD classroom construction complete

“Join us and the community around BH 36 Primary School in Chidobe ward in celebration as we have together just completed construction of an ECD block, outdoor and indoor play equipment and a functional profitable income generating project. These activities were made possible by the kind support from The Roger Federer Foundation. Over 52 children (28 FEMALES & 14 MALES) are benefiting from the new establishment and feed every school day. You will not believe that there are 22 more schools that we have supported to this state over the past two years”

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UNICA partners RUFF’s kitchens in a feeding programme

Schools recently opened for the third term. We are proud to share with you our newly launched feeding programme at Masue Primary school. More than 228 children from ECD grade to grade 7 are feeding daily from nutritious mahewu. The project is proudly supported by the RUFF’s Kitchens.

The relationship between nutrition and learning cannot be overlooked in Early Childhood Development Education. Adequate nutrition is necessary for normal brain development, laying the foundation for future cognitive and social ability, school success, and productivity. Undernutrition may influence brain development both directly and indirectly.
• Nutrient deficiencies directly affect neurodevelopmental processes.
• Undernutrition affects children’s experiences and behavior, which in turn influence brain development.

An integrated approach is likely to be most effective for promoting optimal child development, i.e., interventions that combine improved nutrition with other strategies such as enhancing parental involvement, a conducive learning environment through proper structures, quality play grounds and the quality of caregiver-child interaction.