MSC gives back to com­mu­nity

The Manica Post - - Sport - Fun­gayi Mun­y­oro Sports Cor­re­spon­dent

MUTARE Sports Club gave an early Christ­mas treat to Hands at Work in Africa Trust last Satur­day as part of the club’s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ini­tia­tive.

The cen­tre takes care of vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren and or­phans.

It was all smiles at the home as MSC handed over clothes and gro­ceries to the home that caters for 275 chil­dren. The good­ies were handed over by one of Mutare Sports Club play­ers Tino ‘Save’ Nyawasha.

Nyawasha said they will con­tinue to reach out to vul­ner­a­ble mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

“It is some­thing I have pas­sion for to help and up­lift those in need. It came to my mind that as MSC we can also give back to the com­mu­nity that sup­ports us. We de­cided to mo­bilise the avail­able re­sources to­gether to come up with what we gave to the Sakubva com­mu­nity.

“This is part of our so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity to up­lift those who are less priv­i­leged. We had a nice time play­ing and in­ter­act­ing with chil­dren. We en­joyed our visit and we hope to have a long re­la­tion­ship with them.

“We there­fore ap­peal to the cor­po­rate world to make a dif­fer­ence in peo­ple’s lives. These are the fu­ture play­ers and lead­ers, so if we ne­glect them now we have no pil­lars to stand on to­mor­row,” said Nyawasha.

The re­gional co­or­di­na­tor Farai Gune said: “We are very happy and hum­bled by Mutare Sports Club’s ges­ture. We long for a long time re­la­tion­ship with them. MSC did a good thing to spend some time with our kids here.

“We are a Christ-cen­tred or­gan­i­sa­tion that be­lieves in car­ing for the un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.

’’In Mutare we have two cen­tres, one at Chinyausunzi and the other one in OTS. We have 125 and 150 chil­dren in Chinyausunzi and OTS cen­tres, re­spec­tively. We have an­other cen­tre in Honde Val­ley where we have 700 chil­dren”.

Hands at Work op­er­ates in eight African coun­tries, namely South Africa (head of­fice), Malawi, Swazi­land, Mozam­bique, Congo, Zam­bia, Zim­babwe and Nige­ria. They of­fer three es­sen­tial ser­vices, ed­u­ca­tion, health and food nutri­tion.

They also pro­vide for clinic fees for the chil­dren in need to ease the bur­den on their strug­gling fam­i­lies. The chil­dren also at­tend lo­cal schools for free or at a re­duced price.

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