Social soccer team builds toilets at Tshidixwa school
A social soccer team in Beitbridge, Sunday Reloaded FC is building toilets and a changing room at the Tshidixwa secondary school in Chamnanga area, Ward 15 a rural school where it uses the football pitch as its home ground.
Team official say the structure will have a changing room and that children at the school will be able to use it during their sports activities.
Sunday Reloaded secretary-general, Brian Matura said the toilet cum changing room was just one of the many projects earmarked for the school 10 kilometres outside Beitbridge along the Harare road.
“We have a strong relationship with the school and we have decided to build these toilets that both the school and us will use during our sports activities,” he said.
Matura said the team members had pooled resources and was also engaging the corporate world to support initiative.
“We have already been allocated the place and work is off the ground. We have sent out letters to the businesses in our community to come in and help in the spirit of developing our adult play station which is also the school’s sports fields,” he added.
Matura said although his team was not rich, members use their annual affiliation fees for the team’s needs or community projects.
“We have previously supplied stationery and sanitary pads for the girl child. This toilet project is outstanding because we were derailed by the Covid19 break which stalled progress. We planned a number of things including a school sign where we partnered with Nyaradzo Group,” he said.
Delays for the school sign were caused by the upgrade of the Harare to Beitbridge highway.
“We also put litter bins at the grounds but these were unfortunately vandalized by some villagers. We in the long run plan to fence the sports fields with long term plans to develop a proper sports arena,” he said.
Beitbridge District Development Coordinator, Sikhangezile Moyo Mafu said it was encouraging to see that some members of the community were concerned about the improvement of schools to benefit children.
“It’s a good gesture and it will influence other groups. It is interesting to notice that some people have these developmental ideas to benefit children and rural schools,” she said.
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