Aston Villa Star, Nakamba Pays School Fees For 1,000 Pupils In Zimbabwe
Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba has taken a giant step to pay school fees for 1,000 pupils in selected schools across Zimbabwe.
The charitable gesture was carried out by the Marvelous Nakamba Foundation under its Education Assistance Plan.
Having started with 1,000 pupils, the goal is to reach 100,000 pupils in Zimbabwe by December 2021 and they have their sights set on 1 million pupils in four years time.
“We hope this gesture will go a long way in helping not only the students that benefited but also comes as relief to parents or guardians who have been struggling to raise school fees. This sits well with us, as the saying goes, ‘It takes a nation to raise a child’,” Nakamba noted.
“On this same breath, we are glad that a majority of the student beneficiaries forthe 2020 school fees did extremely well and we hope that the 2021 First term students will excel in their Studies.
“For now, we have gone to as far as 1000 students but we desire to go for more when funds permit.”
The foundation founded in 2019, is aimed at supporting underprivileged children and youth in Zimbabwe with Nakamba’s wish to see no child go through the hardships he faced while growing up in Africa.