from WALTER MAFEKING in Chiredzi
CHIREDZI, (CAJ News) – ZIMBABWE’S custodians of culture and heritage have paid school fees for some 30 students that excelled at an international football tournament aimed at conserving the environment.
The students have also been taken on a free tour of famous national parks in the country.
The Malilangwe Trust and Gonerenzou National Park honoured the girls from Gulungweni Primary and boys from Mpinga Primary School. Each school has 15 beneficiaries.
The schools emerged as champions of last year’s World Parks World Cup tournament played by schools adjacent to Great Limpopo Transfrontier conservation area.
Schools were drawn from across Zimbabwe. The football competition was initiated in Mozambique in 2016.
Gulungweni held their tour at Gonarenzou last weekend. Mpinga had their tour at Malilangwe Trust last year in October.
Hebert Phikela, Director of Gaza Centre for Cultural Development, confirmed the rewards given to the youngsters.
Phikela said during their tour, the winners were educated on gender equality issues and fighting the scourge of poaching.
Gaza Centre for Cultural Development is tasked with promoting, developing and conserving the cultural heritage of the marginalised communities.
– CAJ News