Soccer balls received, furniture purchased

Posted on Oct 31, 2014



I just wanted to share these pics with you all. Received them this morning. You remember the AUD500 that I received from that amazing 11 year old Mac Millar in Australia for my organisation to buy soccer balls?

The money was sent to the Rotary Club of Bulawayo South in the city where I was born and bred. They then managed to buy 15 soccer balls. However due to crazy political decisions the balls still hadn’t been handed over to the schools.

During the same time I also received a grant of CD1 500 (USD1 309 from the Rotary Club of Swift Current where I am also a member, to buy classroom furniture for an Early Childhood Class at Tjewondo Primary School, where I taught for nine years before leaving for Canada. The handover was finally done yesterday, Wednesday 21st October, 2014. The Rotarians travelled to the school to handover both the school furniture and the soccer balls. The school is about 120 km from Bulawayo City. They had bought 40 little chairs and 4 big tables, meaning every child in that class would now have access to their own chair and ten kids would share a table, which is better than the situation I found the kids in when I visited the school in the summer of 2011.

As for the soccer balls I asked the Rotarians to give five each to three schools namely Tjewondo, Lingwe and Marinoha Primary Schools who are all neighbours. I therefore wish to share these photos with you. They were sent by one teacher at the school. They show the kids receiving their soccer balls. From what the lay tells me she said the kids, teachers and parents really appreciated the gift.

Once I get more pics from the Rotarians I will certainly share them with you. This has now motivated more than ever. I am still pursuing that Belgian organisation for funding. I wont give up.

Here is an article from the Rotary Club of Bulawayo South on the hand over of soccer balls donated by Mac Millar and the furniture which was purchased by the Rotary Club of Swift Current

Handover of classroom furniture and soccer balls to Tjewondo Primary School in Matobo District by the Rotary Club of Bulawayo SouthOn Wednesday 22nd October, 2014 members of the Rotary Club of Bulawayo South led by their President Mr. Alvord Mabhena, travelled to Tjewondo Primary School, 120 km from Bulawayo towards the Matopos National Park, to handover classroom furniture for  the school’s Early Childhood Development Class (ECD). They also handed over fifteen new quality soccer balls donated by the Collin Nyabadza Children’s Voice Charitable Trust to Tjewondo, Lingwe and Marinoha Primary Schools who each received five balls.

The money Cdn1 500 (USD1 309) for the school furniture was sourced by a former teacher at the school, Mr. Collin Nyabadza from the Rotary Club of Swift Current, Canada where he is also a member. It was then sent direct to the Bulawayo South Rotary Club who managed to purchase 40 little chairs and 4 big tables for the little kids.

The funds for the soccer balls AUD500 were also donated to the Collin Nyabadza Children’s Voice Charitable Trust by an amazing 11 year old Australian boy, Marc Millar. The money was also sent to the Rotary Club of South who made the purchases and travelled to hand over the items.In a message sent through the Bulawayo Rotarians, Mr. Nyabadza promised to source more equipment for the school and others in the district which also happens to be one of the five districts which his organisation assists. The others are Binga, Bubi, and Tsholotsho. We wish to take this opportunity to thank the Swift Current Rotary Club and Marc Millar for kindly helping with the funds and also the Bulawayo Rotarians for using their time, energy and resources to ensure that the equipment was bought and delivered to the children. Last but by no means least, we wish to urge all Zimbabweans to take an active part in helping provide equipment to poor rural schools.

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