Marvelous Nakamba, a Zimbabwean footballer based in the United Kingdom has paid first term tuition for 1 000 pupils around the country through his foundation, the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation (MNF).
Nakamba, who plays for English Premiership club Aston Villa, last year registered a trust to manage MNF. A statement from the foundation read:
Following up on the Foundation pledge to ensure education to the underprivileged, the foundation is happy to announce that it has completed the paying of school fees for 1 000 students across the country for term one, 2021.
This has been a long-standing aim of the foundation to ensure that we aid students and offer them a chance to their right to education.
The opening of schools after a long layoff due to Covid comes as a welcome development as we continue to champion education.
This is a follow up to the 2020 year where we paid school fees in our inaugural year as a foundation.
MNF worked closely with school heads and teachers to select the beneficiaries and all of them were drawn from schools in underprivileged communities around the country.
Nakamba said he will sponsor more pupils in future if funds allow.