WestProp Holdings Limited has disbursed US$7 500 and ZWL$609 000 school fees for 112 orphaned children as part of the real estate development firm’s corporate social responsibility programme.
The beneficiaries include students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
The fees assistance for the second term was paid directly to the schools and colleges for children staying at Shungu Dzevana Children’s Home.
WestProp’s acting chief investment officer Tatiana Sharpe confirmed the payments adding that the company would never slow down on assisting children and students living under difficult circumstances.
“I know that this donation for scholarship fees made by WestProp 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,” Sharpe said.
WestProp has set aside 10% of its profits to assist the less privileged members of society who include widows and children so that they can afford meaningful and decent lifestyles.
The real estate development company said it would continue to track the impact of such a donation in increasing quality education in Zimbabwe, measuring the increase in literacy and mathematics proficiency levels.
This is done in accordance with reaching our national goals towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), primarily SDG 4 on quality education.
Of the beneficiaries, 19 students are ar Hatfield Junior, 51 at St Bonafase Primary, three at Martindale, 30 and Rio Zimbabwe and two in boarding at the same school, five at Nyangweni Primary and two students at Harare Polytechnic College.
WestProp has engaged into a number of CSR projects including the sprucing up of the Greenwood Park, support to various other children’s homes and assistance to women groups and cancer patients.