By Clive Tinashe Mapuranga.
Various youth organisations came together for the noble cause of charity on Saturday when they donated food stuffs and medication to the elderly residing at Bumhudzo old peoples’ home in Manyame Park, Chitungwiza.
We Support Orphans (WSO), a not-for-profit charitable organisation teamed up with a youth-driven organisation- Team Big Family (TBF) to make a difference in the lives of the needy old people at Bumhudzo.
The joint effort was facilitated by the two organisations’ leaders, Mr Hodza (27) founder and president of WSO and Chengetai Mashiringwani (25) the Chief Executive Officer of TBF who also led the handover ceremony at Bumhudzo Old peoples’ home.
Youths from Harare and Chitungwiza attended the ceremony and took time to socialise with the beneficiaries who expressed joy and gratitude for the timely donation. The event was coordinated by Loretta Dasha Ndebele (17)- an artist and aspiring model at TBF who is also into charitable work.
Speaking to Chitownews after the event, Loretta applauded all those who had taken their time to visit Bumhudzo and praised those who had contributed to the donation.
“I believe that was an excellent move towards fulfilling our vision as Team Big Family and be rest assured it is just the beginning, we are yet to do more to the society. Bumhudzo program is part of TBF charity work,” said Loretta.
Mr Hodza of WSO said that their organization will continue helping the needy people of the Zimbabwe.
“Our aim is to support orphans and vulnerable members of society in all provinces of Zimbabwe. We are lobbying and advocating for policies that cater for the needs of elderly and orphans,” said Hodza.
“We will continue to donate to this organisation because of the situation here and also they are intercessors of the young as they always pray for us and advice us”, he concluded.
A woman representative of the elderly at Bumhudzo who gave the vote of thanks of behalf of the relieved beneficiaries thanks the organizers of the event for recognising vulnerable members of society.
“Tinopa kutenda nerubatsiro rwatapihwa pano nhasi. Tinongoramba tichiti kune vechidiki rambai muchiita basa rakanaka kudai, zvinoratidza kuti muri vatungamiri vanhasi” she said.
(We are very thankful for the help we got today. We say to young people, continue doing such good work, it shows you are the leaders of today).