Chipinge businesswoman turns nightclub into nursery
Friday, 07 September 2012 13:39
Daniel Simango in Chipinge
A Chipinge businesswoman has converted a nightclub into a nursery school.
The new school is set to accommodate at least 80 pupils when it opens its doors next week.
The institute, which has already embraced e-learning will cater for children up to five years.
In an interview, Ms Tina Chirwa, who is known in the business fraternity as Chikisa said the decision to convert the once popular nightclub into a nursery school was influenced by her desire to equip young children with skills that would benefit the country in future.
"The nursery school will open its doors to the public starting Friday (today).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“This will be our official opening. We have since applied for a registration licence from the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture and we are now waiting for their approval.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We will start with three teachers and I think the number will increase as we move on.
"We will have ECD classes, A and B and Grade Zero. The A Class will comprise of infants ranging from six months up to three years, while the B Class will cater for those aged between three years and five years, while the Grade Zero will accommodate those ready to enroll for Grade One.
"Depending on the popularity of this place, we are prepared to construct another block or more to accommodate them," she said.
Ms Chirwa said plans were at an advanced stage to come with a skills college that would train women to venture in various projects such as jam making.
"If you look at our district, there are several fruits which can be used in the production of jam and we can find a way to preserve and use them all year round," she said.