'When God blesses you, do not simply rise your standard of living, raise your standard of giving too' seems to be the motto that Phillip Sibanda, a radio presenter at Wythenshawe FM in Manchester, England, seems to follow.
The 37-year-old presenter flew back home recently and brought heaps of clothes and sports gear for less privileged children and upcoming sports persons in schools around Masvingo.
With Dumisani Mtombeni as one of the trustees, he has also opened a charity arm called Phillip Sibanda Charity Trust.
For a long time, Sibanda has been collecting clothes from well-wishers in English communities and bring them to Zimbabwe to help the needy.
Komborero Garira, the director of Bopoma Children's Village, received clothes and a printer on behalf of the institution.
"We appreciate the gesture of goodwill that Phillip has been showing us over the years," said Garira.
Masvingo Toyota, Sibanda's former workplace, received a bag full of clothes for distribution to the orphaned children of his former workmates.
Sibanda also donated sports kits to Don Bosco Primary School located in Mucheke high density suburb. The kits included sport jerseys, soccer shoes, cones, training bibs and other equipment.
Don Bosco Primary School head, Crescentia Kufa thanked Sibanda for remembering her school.
"We cannot describe the feeling to this amazing act of generosity. We are a Catholic school located in a poor neighbourhood but we have produced soccer stars like Simba Nhivi Sithole against the severe odds," said Kufa.
ZIFA Assembly member, Rosemary Muzvidziwa and veteran sports administrator, Wellington Muchemwa were there to witness the donations.
Sibanda, who has a perceivable soft spot for the less fortunate, said his goal is to take all homeless children off the streets.
He also hopes to set-up an academy where talent it observed and nurtured so that children from disadvantaged backgrounds can actualise their dreams.
"We have travelled a long road so far along which we met both fantastic inspirations and discouraging set-backs but I would like to thank God for all the support we get," said Sibanda.news