Model Tapiwanashe Mutsimba, the reigning Mr Zimbabwe has paid school fees for some gifted but underprivileged primary school children in Masvingo, New Zimbabwe reports.
Mutsimba who is also a student at Midlands State University paid fees for 20 children as he did so because he wants the children to have a better future:
The reason l am financing these children’s education is to ensure they have a brighter future. Let’s teach them well and let them lead the way, let’s show them all the beauty they possess inside, giving them a sense of pride by giving them an education that will guarantee sustainable livelihoods.
My role as Mr Zimbabwe is to make sure that all the children enjoy their right to education which is in line with Article 11 of the African Union Charter and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children.
He said his self-funded initiative to pay fees for underprivileged children is ongoing:
This scholarship programme is an ongoing initiative as it is going to spread to other parts of the country assisting vulnerable children to get quality education.
The best present you can give someone is by creating a proper platform for them to pursue their education.
He appealed to well-wishers who are willing to help him in his initiative to do so.
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