By Tafadzwa Chigandiwa
Soft spoken Aston Villa and Zimbabwe international defensive midfielder, Marvelous Nakamba has paid school fees for 1 000 students in the country.
This was announced on the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation (MNF) official tweeter page.
“We are excited to announce that we have managed to pay School fees for 1000 Students for 2021 First term.”
“This is amongst the many reasons why we survive as a Foundation. Let’s Join Hands and Educate the future of our Nation.”
The MNF was launched in March 2020 and is described as a private operating foundation which aims to support underprivileged children and youth from early childhood to post-secondary education.
National Association of Secondary Heads (NASH) president, Arthur Maphosa hailed the former Bantu Rovers midfielder’s gesture.
“I feel for Villa, i wish they survive. This young man Nakamba pays fees for my learners. He started his foundation at the beginning of the year and paid term one fees for all of them.”
The foundation has helped 10 000 children and 50 schools and there are also other projects set to take place listed that are reportedly to be progress.
These include the foundation’s desire to Fight Against Covid-19, Revamp Hwange Hospital, Health and Nutrition Feeding Programmes, Menstrual Hyegiene and a plan to set up a soccer academy in Bulawayo provided that the council provides 5 hectares of land for the project.
Aston Viilla club writer, Ashley Preece has praised Nakamba for a marvelous pledge.
“You’ve got a big heart, Marvelous! Nakamba’s Foundation paying school fees for 1,000 underprivileged children in his native Zimbabwe, helping families who are in desperate need. “Every child has a right to an education,” says Nakamba. 🇿🇼 #AVFC, reads his tweet.
The Aston Villa club writer also promised to broadcast the muchly appreciated move which the MNF has pulled, on the Aston Villa official pages.
Meanwhile, Tinotenda Kadewere who also ply his trade in Europe for Olympique Lyon in France, also donated an assortment of groceries to the Harare City Emergence Service Frontline Workers, in March.
According to the Kadewere foundation, the gesture was to appreciate the sacrifice and steering efforts which is provided by the frontline workers who test the general public for the Covid-19 pandemic, free of charge.