Zaka Soccer Tournament
Sports provide a fantastic opportunity to get communities together, to touch the hearts of many people irrespective of social status. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issues affecting schools in marginalised communities, A Big Family Inc. currently provides logistical and financial support to an annual soccer tournament in District of Zaka in the Masvingo Province of Zimbabwe.
Sports Equipment Drive
We at A BigFamily strongly feel, besides being essential in the development of a child, sport also plays an integral role in the lives of children when they become adults later on. Nelson Mandela once said, "Sport has the power to change the world... it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers".
At A BigFamily, we are therefore working extremely hard to ensure that every child gets an opportunity to develop their sporting potentials to the fullest and also the opportunity to develop their social skills through sport, which helps in making them better and responsible citizens tomorrow. We organize sports tournaments and source sports uniforms which we then donate to these disadvantaged schools. Our target areas are the rural communities of Zimbabwe, where we strongly feel there is a greater need as compared to city schools.
We started with Zaka District in Masvingo Province. Our long term vision though, is for us to eventually encompass the whole of rural Zimbabwe once more resources become available. Currently, we run sports tournaments at Zonal and District level in the province. In 6 - 8 years from now we envision us running a National Gala that would bring together children from all of Zimbabwe’s provinces. This would not also give the children the opportunity to compete and mingle with each other as Zimbabweans, and not as people from Matabeleland, Manicaland, Mashonaland or Masvingo. This is very essential, for we aim at building a stronger and dynamic Zimbabwean society free from tribal barriers, a component that often hinders development in our country.
However, for this vision to be a reality, we require resources such as soccer shoes, soccer balls, netballs, sports uniforms and even training equipment such as bibs, cones, and soccer training manuals. We are therefore appealing to you for regular donations of these items. Some schools have absolutely nothing at all which makes the need for these much greater.
You may even feel free to partner with us in making this dream come true. We will be keeping you posted on our website as we strongly believe in updating our sponsors on the progress we are making and on where their equipment is going. Already, we have had lots of success stories, pictures and feedback through your assistance. With more help from you we can even achieve more. Instead of throwing away some of your kids gently used equipment why not make better use of it. They say, "One man's waste is another man's treasure". This would also give your child an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their counterparts in another continent.
We thank you in advance as we look forward to working with you on this exciting venture.
Director & Founder