Seed-Co sends vulnerable St Marnocks children to school

HARARE - Seed Co yesterday presented 20 orphans and vulnerable pupils from St Marnocks primary and secondary schools in Mt Hampden with school fees as part of their corporate social responsibility programme.

The fees, which come to a total of $840 per term, was well received by the school heads. “It is easy to run a school when funds are available, so thank you Seed-Co,” St Marnocks Secondary School headmistress Stella Muwori said.

Marjorie Mutemererwa, the seed company’s group public relations manager,  said assistance to the schools was based on merit.

She urged more companies to extend a helping hand to the underprivileged in society.

“We fully understand that these children rely on us for their livelihoods. We also have an appreciation of fostership,” she said.

“Education and food are the most basic but important aspects of any child in Zimbabwe.

“We are cognisant of the fact that we need to augment our efforts of educating and feeding our children.

“Our corporate social responsibility motto is that ‘we should close jails, prisons and brothels where we can’.”

At least 186 out of 1 328 children at St Marnocks Primary School are orphaned and vulnerable children, according to the headmaster Micheal Mashiri.

The leading seed company has been helping children at the two schools, which are located close to their Mt Hampden head offices for the past seven years.

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