Lesedi Primary School
Lesedi Primary School provides a unique opportunity for children from the poor, rural communities in this area to receive a quality education. Before Lesedi, the only option was a government school many kilometres away. Children frequently didn’t attend or were excluded due to non-payment of school fees. The economic crisis in Zimbabwe means that government schools are severely under-resourced, with shortages of teachers, textbooks and equipment. The only option for a quality education is to enrol at a private school but these are out of reach financially for the families in the communities around Lesedi.
From humble beginnings just a few years ago, Lesedi Primary School now teaches two Early Childhood Development (ECD) classes and Grades 1-7 to around 300 learners. Many of our children walk or run long distances to get to school. A few travel from Victoria Falls town.
The children receive mid-morning porridge and a nutritious lunch each day. We have dedicated Special Needs teacher at Lesedi Primary, providing support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Our aim is for the Lesedi kids to learn but also to have fun – something that may be in short supply at home. Sports activities and after school clubs expose the children to a myriad of different experiences.