HARARE-SUPPORT for the survivors of the Cyclone Idai that rocked Chipinge and Chimanimani received football kits, trophies and balls from Harare-based company FineEye Panel Beaters and the Sports Excellence Trust as psycho social support continues to pour in.
The presentation ceremony was done at Chibaya Law Chambers in Harare on Wednesday afternoon and was attended by the vice chairman of the Sports Excellence Trust Board of Trustees and former Warriors international Harlington Shereni, board member Rachel Chibaya and secretary Wellington Mugwagwa.
The goods were handed over to Claris Madhuku, the director or Platform for Youth and Community Development (PYCD) who will inturn supervise the distribution of the goods to the winners of last month’s football tournament and intended beneficiaries.
Shereni, who has played in Switzerland and France internationally and Dynamos locally, said there was need for continued support for the survivors.
“As a Trust we saw it fit to mobilise resources for these survivors, they are still part of us, they need our support and together with Chibaya Law Chambers, Fine Eye and Albert Kamhunga, the chairperson of the Trust, we have made sure that we play our part in contributing to their welfare.
“Psycho social support is always lacking while we focus on foodstuufs only, but there are other needs that keep the youth and families intact and we believe our small gesture will lead to recovery of self belief from the people of Chipinge and Chimanimani,” Shereni said.
Fine Eye sales executive Phillipa Chatham said: “This the beginning of a bigger partnership with Sports Excellence Trust and we are pleased with their efforts to support the people of Chipinge and Chimanimani.
“We are made to understand that another football tournament is being organized there very soon and we believe we will make our worthy contribution to this cause,” she said.
In her closing remarks, Chibaya said as a Trust they have a bigger vision.
“I would like to pay particular tribute to everyone for making this day possible with their worthy contributions. We believe what we are doing fits into vision and core values to be part of each and every community across Zimbabwe.
“We have a bigger vision to ensure we reach all parts of the country and I am sure this partnership will push us towards that endeavor.
“I would like to thank Mr Mugwawa for running around in putting up that tournament in Chisumbanje and Mar Madhuku for being our man on the ground there. Our chairman Mar Kamhunga also provided 17 footballs to this cause, we are so grateful to everyone and I believe that together we make a better team.
“To Fine Eye, we are so grateful for this support, we need you and the community needs you, we thank you.’