We’ve been blown away that so many of you have sent us clothing and sports equipment to help Tag Rugby Trust’s work in Zimbabwe. We’re collecting until June 25th, so keep your donations coming! Click here to check how we’re collecting in your area.
You’ve probably already heard how we’re helping Tag Rugby Trust’s efforts; but what about why? We thought we’d give you an insight into the work the trust does, and how your spare sports kit will help young people in the cities of Harare and Bulawayo.
City Kings & City Queens
The trust’s City Kings & City Queens programme aims to support homeless children and young people in Zimbabwe’s cities. Regular tag rugby sessions are the starting point, designed to engage disadvantaged young people. From there, the trust can help their City Kings & City Queens find accommodation, access support services and reenter education.
Hendry Mutavisi is 17 and from Bulawayo. His mother died when he was 3 years old and he’s spent most of his life without anywhere to live. Hendry’s first love is football and he dreams of playing for the Highlanders, his local team. Tag rugby sessions at the TRT Hub in Harare have been a regular fixture for Hendry, and through this engagement he has benefited from accommodation and food provided by the trust. The aim is to get him to complete his education… and playing for the Highlanders eventually!
Female Inspiration Through Sport
Another of the trust’s programmes is Female Inspiration Through Sport. The aim of the programme is to train & deploy inspirational women as mentors (“aunties”) across five cities in Zimbabwe, fully trained and raring to provide support, activities and guidance to the young women the trust works with.
As with City Kings & City Queens, the programme uses sport and gameplay as a starting point; a platform to forge connections and make contact. From there, the trust is able to help support and inspire young women. Rugby gets them through the door!
Your donations of clothing and spare sports kit is going directly to the trust and will be used in their programmes in Harare and Bulawayo, helping them engage the young people they seek to work with. They’re always in need of all the sports gear they can get, and we thought it would be a no-brainer to help them source plenty!
You’ve still got until June 25th to fill your old Freddie’s box with sports clothing. Then, click here to check how we’re collecting in your area.
If you’ve got any quesitons, do get in touch!