Professor Eunor Guti Reveals the Need for Special Needs School
Professor Eunor Guti, renowned educationist and philanthropist, unveiled plans for the establishment of a specialized school catering to children with special needs.
The announcement was made during a press conference held ahead of the launch of her latest book on Saturday at a media briefing in Harare.
The proposed school, named the Ezekiel Guti Junior Legacy School, will focus on providing comprehensive support and education to children with disabilities. Professor Guti expressed her motivation behind this initiative, citing the personal experience of having a late son who lived with disabilities as the driving force.
“Our son, Junior Ezekiel Guti, before he passed away, encouraged us to build a school for children with special needs. He had a strong belief in the importance of creating an inclusive environment where these children can thrive,” Professor Guti revealed.
Addressing the media, Professor Guti emphasized the significance of acknowledging and supporting children with disabilities, noting that many parents tend to conceal their child’s condition. However, she and her husband chose a different path, determined to provide their son with opportunities similar to those enjoyed by other children.
“Most parents hide children living with disabilities, but we didn’t do that because we wanted him to experience what other normal children do,” Professor Guti explained.
The Ezekiel Guti Legacy School, set to open its doors in Shamva in February, will offer a tailored curriculum that caters to the unique needs of each student. The school aims to provide comprehensive educational programs, specialized therapies, and a supportive environment that fosters growth and inclusivity.
The announcement of the school comes as Professor Guti prepares to launch her new book, which highlights the challenges faced by families with children who have special needs. The proceeds from the book sales will be donated to support the establishment and operation of the Ezekiel Guti Legacy School.
“We have witnessed firsthand the needs of children with disabilities, and it is our mission to address those needs through the Ezekiel Guti Legacy School. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to receive a quality education and reach their full potential,” Professor Guti affirmed.
The revelation of this transformative project has generated considerable anticipation within the community, with parents and caregivers of children with special needs expressing their gratitude for the efforts made by Professor Guti and her team.
As the launch of the Ezekiel Guti Legacy School approaches, stakeholders eagerly await the inauguration of this institution that promises to be a beacon of hope and progress for children with special needs in Zimbabwe.