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.
Our role is coordination and providing such materials which local authorities could not provide i.e cement, brick-force, window/door frames, roof and other such materials which are not locally available.
Our friends and colleagues took it upon themselves over the past week to help set up outdoor play equipment at our Sizinda Community Early Childhood Development Education Centre. Furthermore, the team distributed clothing to all the 31 children learning in this school and also offered their teaching skills. Be the change!
Today we reach you from Chezya and Makwa Primary Schools – situated 160kms along the Zambezi Valley were we successfully trained 91 School Development Committee members in the two schools and set up their play grounds.
We take pride in supporting the education of children and believe that an investment in education pays the best dividends hence our efforts.
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.