Let's make it even more of a Marvellous Monday
Posted by crumpsall on 5/6/2023, 11:16:56
Another £755 sees us hit the initial, quite modest, target for the Nakamba Foundation. Let's show him and his project some love, it's certainly worth it - and may just add to his feelings about coming here! |
In March 2020, Nakamba created the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation - an organisation funded by Nakamba which aimed to help improve the lives of young people in Zimbabwe. On 22 March 2020, Nakamba paid the tuition and examination fees of 1000 pupils from underprivileged backgrounds in Bulawayo. His goal was to reach 100,000 pupils by December 2021 and then 1 million pupils by 2024. On 5 May 2021, Nakamba met Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, after the Marvelous Nakamba foundation had been involved in several projects around Zimbabwe, including working to revamp Hwange Hospital, feed programmes for children at rural schools, the provision of personal protective equipment for schools during the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe.
In May 2021, Nakamba announced the creation of the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation Youth Invitational Tournament - an under-17 football tournament. It was originally scheduled for June 2021, however this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 5 June 2022, Nakamba announced that he had finally received clearance from authorities for the tournament to go ahead at the White City Stadium in Bulawayo on 25 & 26 June. The tournament went ahead as planned, with the youth academy of Majesa defeating Highlanders academy in the final.
In June 2021, Nakamba's charitable works were recognised by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who said that he was "eager to plough [his earnings] back into the community"
On 13 June 2022, the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation started construction work on a multi-sports complex in Bulawayo with football, tennis, basketball, volleyball and swimming facilities. Nakamba took part in a groundbreaking ceremony on the first day of building.
On 16 June 2022, International Day of the African Child, Nakamba announced that he was working with UNICEF on projects to help protect young girls from child marriage in Zimbabwe.
(and yes, I am going to keep going on about it!)