TINOKWIRIRA ZIMCARE TRUST SPECIAL SCHOOL
To produce an independent, confident, self-reliant and socially acceptable individual in the community and society at large.
To care for students with intellectual disabilities and endeavour to educate them in sport, cultural, moral and survival skills with a bias towards practical subjects so that they can live independently and in harmony with the family, community and nation at large.
OUR CORE VALUES
Client Orientation : Making clients and their needs a primary focus of our operations, developing and sustaining productive client relationship.
Integrity : Having a character of honesty and uprightness, keeping commitment and a consistent manner.
Innovation : Generating innovative solutions to work institutions, trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
Adaptability : Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major challenges in work tasks or work environment, adjusting effectively to new structures, processes or requirements or to work within a new culture.
We are more than conquerors.
GENERAL SCHOOL INFORMATION
YEAR OPENED : 1980 ( 12 February )
SCHOOL TYPE : P2 ( Day School )
REGISTRATION NUMBER : 0015
DEPARTMENT/STATION : 1030/7550
EMIS CODE : 1009
LOCATION : New Mabvuku, Harare Metro. Province
EDUCATION DISTRICT : Epworth/Mabvuku/Tafara ( Epmafara )
GEOGRAPHICAL POSITIONING SYSTEM ( GPS ) : Latitude – S 1783328’
Longitude – E 03119580’
PHYSICAL ADDRESS : 43 Chongwe, New Mabvuku
POSTAL ADDRESS : P.O. Box 67, Tafara
SPECIAL EDUCATION AND CARE
Tinokwirira Special School draws its learners from Epworth, New and Old Mabvuku, New and Old Tafara, Eastview and Manresa. We have a 15 seater kombi which carries the learners from Epworth, Manressa and Eastview. The small bus has outlived its lifespan. There is need to secure a bit bigger bus which seats at least 35 learners because demand for special education is heightening due to the new and fast growing settlement of East view.
Our learners are taught eight subjects of the competence based curriculum and these subjects are namely -: Mathematics and Science; Indigenous Languages; English Language; Visual and Performing Arts; Information and Communication Technology ( ICT); Physical Education and Mass Displays; Agriculture and Guidance and Counselling. The infant syllabus is used since because of our children’s conditions which affect the intellect, their learning material is watered down basing on the national curriculum. That is why they do not write national examinations, that is , ZIMSEC or Cambridge.
Our classes are different from those in the mainstream whereby grades are used. In our case, learners start from Early Childhood Development ( ECD ). Those learners who are enrolled when their age is advanced are placed in the Reception class. From the reception class learners graduate to Level 1 or 2. There is a complimenting competent teaching staff of seven who are 100 qualified to teach general education whilst they also possess Special Needs Education qualifications.
Care of Learners
Our learners have disabling conditions ranging from down’s syndrome, epilepsy, autism, speech and hearing defects, sight and physical handicaps. Some of them are on medication since they have epileptic seizures. The school therefore has nurse-aides who assist when there is need for first aid. Some of the learners need training in all day living skills like eating, dressing and toilet use.
As indicated earlier on that some of the learners are on medication, they need to be fed. At present, we are giving our learners a balanced lunch on a daily basis. If food supplies were abundant, we would be giving them breakfast.
Since our learners need psycho-social support, we offer guidance and counselling to our learners to ensure that our Child Protection Policy is honoured.
Our learners also need physical and occupational support through physiotherapists and occupational therapists. These we do not have because of lack of financial resources to pay them.
Our learners take part in different sporting events which include-: athletics, five aside soccer, sitting and standing volleyball, tug rugby, netball, percussion band, traditional and ballet dances. They also participate in the Danhiko Annual Paralympic Games every year courtesy of our sponsor.
The school embarks on a number of income generating projects to supplement and compliment its income and resources for the School Feeding Programme. We have a viable poultry project for layers and broilers. We also have a greenhouse where we produce big quality tomatoes and other horticultural products. In the open garden we also grow vegetables and onions. We also are doing Fish farming and rabbit keeping. We are about to start detergents making as soon as resources permit.
For any assistance which can be rendered, do not hesitate to contact us or if its financial support, you can deposit the money in the following school accounts.
NAME OF BANK : First Capital Bank
BRANCH : Pearl House
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 21441062737
NAME OF BANK : BANC ABC
BRANCH : Msasa
ACCOUNT NUMBER : 46178985402010
BRANCH CODE : 108