Local property developer, WestProp Holdings, has donated US$7 500 and ZWL$609 000 school fees for at least 112 orphaned students at Shungu Dzevana Children’s Home as part of their social corporate responsibility services.
The financial assistance is set to benefit primary, secondary and college students staying at the children’s home.
A total of 19 students from Hatfield Junior benefitted, 51 from St Boniface Primary, 3 from Martindale, 30 from Rio Zimbabwe and 2 in boarding at the same school, 5 at Nyangweni Primary and two students at Harare Polytechnic College.
The fees were paid directly to different schools and colleges where the children learn.
West Prop acting chief investments Officer Ms Tatiana Sharpe said the payments were made direct to the schools and colleges.
“We made direct payments to the schools and colleges of the beneficiaries,” she said.
Ms Tatiana Sharpe added that the firm remains committed to this worthy cause.
“The company will never slow down on assisting children and students living under difficult circumstances.
“I know that this donation for scholarship fees made by West Prop LTD holdings will make a positive impact in empowering these orphans to receive equal access to education. I am proud of the CSR department for making this happen, ” added Tatiana.
The property developer has set aside 10 percent of its profits to help the downtrodden including widows and children to extricate themselves from poverty.
The firm “will continue to track the impact of such a donation in increasing quality education in Zimbabwe, measuring the increase in literacy and mathematic proficiency levels. This is done in accordance with reaching our national goals towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), primarily SDG 4: Quality Education”.
WestProp has been involved in a number of CSR projects including the sprucing up of Greenwood Park.