Swift Current helps rural school children of Zimbabwe with donated soccer equipment

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 | No Comments


News article from the Bulawayo News | June 5, 2016

Some rural school children in Bubi District will now be able to enjoy playing the beautiful game of soccer, courtesy of the kindness of the residents of Swift Current City in Canada who rallied and collected soccer equipment from parents and the business community, which they then sent to the Collin Nyabadza Children’s Voice Charitable Trust (CNCVCT) in Zimbabwe to be distributed to some schools the children’s charity supports.

The project was a brainchild of the Swift Current Soccer Association (SCSA) where the Executive Director of the CNCVCT Mr. Collin Nyabadza is a volunteer coach for a boys U-16/18 team. After collecting the equipment from the community, the SCSA then went on a fundraising drive to raise funds for the shipping of the equipment to Zimbabwe. They raised over $1 000 at their annual soccer fest.

They then partnered with a local ice- cream place Dairy in an effort to raise more funds. In that event, 50 cents in every ice-cream sold on that day was donated to the CNCVCT, and within a few hours an amount of $480 was raised for the project. Other organisations and individuals chipped in as well. The Anglican Church Women (ACW) of the St. Stephen’s Church donated a cheque for $500, with the Catholic Social Justice Committee of the Roman Catholic Church in the city contributing $50. It was amazing how an entire community came together to help children thousands of miles away. [read more at Bulawayo News Online…]