Members of the Bopoma Villages pose for a photo with the goods donated by Phillip Sibanda Trust
ZAKA – A Zimbabwean radio presenter at Wythenshawe FM in England, Philip Sibanda has extended a helping hand to orphans and other vulnerable children at Bopoma Children's Villages in Zaka by donating clothes and a sewing machine.
The goods were donated recently under the Manchester-based radio presenter's Phillip Sibanda Trust.
The trust has been on a drive to help disadvantaged people in Masvingo by sourcing various goods from well-wishers in the United Kingdom for distribution back home.
Elson Chigiya who represented the trust during the handover of the goods to the children's villages said it was good to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.
"I am happy that the little we have has put smiles on the faces of the children who live in this community.
Bopoma Villages director, Komborero Garira expressed joy there were people in far-flung places of the world who have them in mind.
"We thank the Phillip Sibanda Trust for the donation and we are glad they have shown a commitment to improve the conditions of the children we have here.
"The sewing machine that we received is one of its kind and it will help us equip the children with skills that will help them do productive work and fend for themselves in the future," Garira said.
Bopoma Villages is home to orphans and other vulnerable children in Banga under Chief Ndanga in Zaka.
It was established in 2012 and was registered in 2015 and was decentralised into different homes that take foster care of vulnerable children in that area.news