MASVINGO – The Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Students Executive Council (SEC) last week visited Alpha Cottages children's home to donate clothes and basic commodities.
SEC vice president Jennifer Chitanda, who coordinated the charity project, said the students' body had seen it necessary to contribute to the well-being of children at the shelter.
"We aim to reach out to Masvingo as a whole because it is our community and, as students, we appreciate the city and the people who live in it. This is part of our efforts to show that we seek not only to improve ourselves academically but to reach out to the less fortunate as well," said Chitanda.
The students took time to tour the facility as well as to interact and play with the children.
The donations were made under the theme 'building a generational consensus through reaching out to the needy'.
Chitanda said this was one of the many activities that her team had planned to do in order to make a change in the community.
Some of the SEC leaders who took part in the programme were minister of sports Duncan Mpaso, minister of information Tawanda Mukwazhe and deputy minister of clubs and properties Fortunate Paradza.
Last semester the students conducted another clean-up campaign and pothole-filling exercise in conjunction with the city council.local