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Emerald Hill School for the Deaf receives donation of textbooks

31 Oct 2012

Hon. Jessie Majome, the MP for Harare West earlier this month made a donation of textbooks worth thousands of dollars to the Emerald Hill School for the Deaf.

Majome said the donation was necessitated by the acute shortage of reading material at the institution. “I hope the children will utilise these books so that they can improve and widen their understanding on issues that they have to learn,” she said.

Majome said it is difficult to get books for primary schools, as there are few writers for children’s books in the country. But she had the privilege of shipping them from the United Kingdom. “Emerald Hill School is special because when children who have hearing impairment get books they forget about their condition and are just like any other children. It is therefore important to ensure that they have sufficient material to use.”

Majome also said that the draft Constitution contains special rights on the disabled and promised to continue assisting the school.