RVG to drill borehole at Shurugwi school
SHURUGWI –River Valley Group (RVG) has pledged to sink a borehole and to pay fees for 14 pupils at
Wida Primary School in Shurugwi.
The borehole will come to the rescue of pupils and members of staff who have been walking for
nearly 1km to the nearest water source.
RVG Chief Executive Officer, Dr Smelly Dube offered to help the school with a borehole during the
school's prize giving ceremony where she was the guest of honour.
She said water was life and pupils needed to learn under smart and hygiene environment, hence her
decision to provide the school with a borehole.
"We are here to celebrate the success of our pupils in their life journey which begins in school. We
want them to learn in a conducive environment and from the challenges that the school have, I have
seen that what is more critical is the issue of water and by next week, we will have sunk a borehole
here at the school,said Dube who was represented at the occasion by the group finance director,
Prophet Dr Richard Chiwara.
The philanthropic and award winning business woman who, outside private property development,
has interests in mining, also pledged to pay fees for 14 pupils at the school who are in the special
Dube has been paying school fees for several learners in Gweru and Shurugwi.
She urged parents to take good care of their kids making sure that all were in school.
These kids are our future leaders, we need to take good care of them and the first step is to make
sure that our kids are in school as we shape their future, these are our leaders of tomorrow, she
Dube said her company will continue to work with the school authorities to improve learning
conditions for learners.
The school head Willard Karonga commended River Valley Group for pledging to sink a borehole at
We are very happy and proud to be associated with RVP group, we had a serious water challenge
here and were struggling to maintain our garden especially in summer, he said.
Karonga said the borehole will help the school introduce self-sustaining projects.