A health time bomb is ticking at Arnoldine schools as they have been operating without water since the beginning of the school term, thereby forcing teachers to travel several miles in search of precious liquid in villages. Arnoldine village comprises of clinic, primary and secondary school.
A transformer that serviced the school was recently damaged beyond repair, hence causing the lack to provide electricity and as a result water could not be pumped out of the well into storage tanks. “Electricity must be restored at the school. The working environment must be safe and comfortable for the teachers to be able to deliver their best. There is COVID and if the situation is not urgently addressed there could be an outbreak,” said Martin Chaburumunda, Zimbabwe Rural Teachers Union President