The Simon Vengesayi Muzenda Foundation recently donated golf kits to Victoria High School as part of the organisation’s wider initiatives to introduce the sport to schools.
Speaking to TellZim News after the donation ceremony, Simon Muzenda Foundation vice president in Masvingo, Pascal Mudzikisi said the move was aimed at improving golf talent among children and to give them opportunities to play the game.
“As Simon Muzenda Foundation, we are glad to lend a hand to the school as a way of improving the lives of pupils by giving them an opportunity to experience the sport.
“We believe our children in Masvingo must have the privilege to play golf which many still regard as a sport for the rich and privileged. We are therefore making a statement to children to the effect that we want them to join the Masvingo Golf Club family especially now when they are still young, with all the time in front of them.
Victoria High head, John Mazamani expressed gratitude to the foundation, saying it was exciting that golf had been added to the 13 other sporting disciplines offered at the school.
“I would like to say thank you to the foundation for helping us with these kits that will enable our pupils to play golf. We will make sure we encourage those who want to take up the sport to do so with confidence.
“Golf is a good sport and a productive way of unwinding and getting your mind off the pressures of studying. This is indeed the beginning to great sporting journey that we are proudly looking forward to, thanks to the generous work of the S. V Muzenda Foundation,” said Mazamani.
Since its formation a few years ago, the foundation has helped to introduce golf among many young children, with such schools as Don Bosco and Victoria Primary being among beneficiaries of its previous equipment donations.