SISONKE, a community-based organisation, feels more should be done to help underprivileged children around the country and ensure they realise their full potential.
Tafadzwa Munyaka, the founder of the organisation, is using sport and other related activities as powerful vehicles for social impact.
“The organisation works with young people to build their capacity to bond with and trust their teammates, underscored by having important conversations about health, social justice, education, their community and their aspirations,” he said.
“Sisonke helps disadvantaged and marginalised young people attain an education and life skills.
“We have supported the Victoria Falls Junior Council and held a leadership workshop with them.”
Munyaka said they have established a partnership with fellow organisations pursuing similar objectives.
“We are working with one of our partners to establish modalities of how best to support underprivileged children with their educational needs (mostly books, pens, textbooks).
“We have outlined activities, including supporting identified children, as well as supporting a volleyball academy team and training young people in life skills, advancing their sexual reproductive health and promoting anti-drug and substance use in Gweru.
“We are also planning to engage out-of-school children in Madziva, in collaboration with a private school there, to host a sports day where similar training activities will be conducted.”