As the world joined Africa and in particular Zimbabwe in celebrating Africa Day, some civic Organisations; Hope Through Sport and Sports Grind, chose to address the plight of the African girl child through sport . Under a theme Collective participation and power in sport beyond COVID-19 pandemic the Organisations assembled a few girls to compete at Sobukazi School grounds in Mzilikazi, Bulawayo.
In spite of the limitations to host a fully fledged and well subscribed event due to Covid-19 regulations, the Organisation Coordinators, Tenacious Mabuza and Buhlebenkosi Ncube said they could not fold hands and let this special day pass, but rather went ahead with this event, utilising COVID-19 protective measures to avoid spreading the virus.
The Organisations are running the agenda of empowering the girl child
Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the school committee, Mr Max Mkandla highlighted that they combined this event with the usual school training routines in a bid to celebrate Africa Day in a special way. He, however, made an assurance that the school and community at large will remain vigilant in observing the COVID-19 regulations.