VILLAGERS in Seke have welcomed the construction of a state-of-the art learning centre, which they say has changed the face of the area.
The school, Kids Are Kids, located near Dema growth point, is still under construction though it was opened to the community last year.
Kelvin Mutsvairo, from Mutsvairo village, said the construction of the school is good for the community that has been lagging behind in as far as development is concerned.
“We have been anticipating having such schools in this area,” he said.
“Seke is fast becoming a peri urban area hence we need to set standards as far as infrastructure development is concerned.
“We are happy that traditional leaders are supporting such initiatives; it is for the better of the community.
“We plead for those with the capacity to come and establish more schools and other businesses.”
Upon completion later this year, the school is targeting to enroll 250 learners.
Apart from having modern infrastructure, Kids Are Kids Infant School has ultra-modern sporting facilities and information communication technology centres.
The school’s director Lauretta Wanyanya said it was high time for the Seke community to have elite learning centres that offer quality education.
“The Dema community has great business opportunities and Kids Are Kids Infant School would want to grow with the community by offering quality educational services,” she said.
:We identified a bridging gap between the low income and high income parents and have filled in the gap by offering the best possible environment which is conducive for learning and give quality service which we are offering at our bigger branch in Southlea Park.”
The Seke school currently has an enrolment of 75 learners.
“We are going to complete construction in December and we will open more classrooms next term,” Wanyanya said.
“Our aim is to set an example of how a modern school looks like. However, just like any school or business, the current economic hardship will certainly affect the operations of the school.
“The cost of running a school is very high but we are determined to scale to greater rights and maintain our standards.”
She said the reception has been overwhelming since opening doors to the public.
“We never thought that we would be having such an enrollment in Seke,” Wanyanya said.
“The community welcomed us and it is promising.
“We can see light at the end of the tunnel.”