Hilda Muchamiri Herald Correspondent
The donation of 50 laptops to Rufaro High School in Masvingo by First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, is expected to democratise the use of modern technology in the country.
Amai Mnangagwa made the donation through Angel of Hope Foundation, during the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) annual general meeting recently. Rufaro High School is owned by the AFM church.
The laptops were presented on behalf of the First Lady by Advocate Tich Muhonde, a legal advisor and board of trustees’ member of Angel of Hope Foundation.
The donation of the laptops was in fulfilment of a request made to Amai Mnangagwa during an AFM women’s conference held in April this year.
“I was invited to be part of the women’s conference earlier this year and had an opportunity to converse with my sisters,” said Amai Mnangagwa.
“A request was made for me to assist with computers for the benefit of the Rufaro Mission High School students, and I committed with the confidence of knowing that whatever a mother seeks, she is destined to find.
“Learning has not been immune to the e-government drive that has turned global, where technological advancements have taken precedence . . . hence the outcry from the school that they want to catch up with technology.”
Amai Mnangagwa called upon Rufaro High School students to make full use of the equipment to enhance their capacities, and create a generation of “brilliant young adults” who will lift the country’s flag.
AFM president Dr Asper Madziyire, welcomed the donation saying it will go a long way in “providing computer and digital services to the learners”.
“On behalf of AFM executive, Apostolic Council and AFM at large, we say thank you to the Government of Zimbabwe. We urge the school administration to ensure and enforce the correct use of these computers by learners for academic use.
“We appreciate the relationship the new dispensation has brought between the church and the Government.
“As the church, the Bible teaches us to honour and pray for the leadership and government of our nation,” said Dr Madziyire.
The donation of the 50 laptops at Rufaro High comes after the recent commissioning of an information communication technology (ICT) hub.
The pass rate at the school has gone up in the district, after producing a 94 percent pass rate for A-Levels and 64,4 percent for O-Levels in last year’s exams.