African Aid project
Permobil supports schools in Zimbabwe.
With 'Food for Education' the Permobil African Aid Project (Permobil Europe BV) is this year supporting the Sir Roy Welensky Primary School, in the village of Dete in western Zimbabwe, for the second time. Permobil's donation will provide a nourishing hot meal for all the children and teachers every day. That is certainly not a matter of course in Zimbabwe.
Not only will a hot meal give them the energy they need to learn and teach, it is also a good incentive for parents to send their children to school. The staple food in Zimbabwe is maize, which is usually ground to a 'mealie-meal' (corn flour). This is used to make 'sadza', a reduced gruel, which is eaten with beans or 'kapenta' (small fish).
Dete, with a population of approx, 5,000, lies in the province of Matabeleland North, near Hwange National Park. It is a densely forested environment where starvation, poor hygiene, drought and diseases such as dysentery, malaria and AIDS, are the order of the day. In addition the political situation is tense. Because of the many uncertainties in Zimbabwe, Permobil monitors the project closely, through direct contacts, and sees to it that the entire donation goes to this good cause