AU Annual Golf Tournament swings into life
Africa University (AU) will hold its 20th edition of the Annual Charity Golf Tournament this Saturday, 28 October 2017, at the Hillside Sports Club in Mutare.
Over 100 golfers are expected to grace this annual event, a notch up from the previous year. Proceeds that will come through from participation fees and donations in kind will be given to the Sacred Heart Children’s Home located in Rusape, a home to 5 boys and 7 girls between the ages of 2 and 14.
“Preparations for the 20th edition of the Annual Africa University Charity Golf Tournament are at an advanced stage. The participation level is up this year and we are assured that the gate takings will be impressive. The donations in cash and kind from well-wishers are also pouring in and we are confident that as in the past, Africa University will surely make a difference in the lives of these children.”said Africa University Acting Sports Director, Mr. Super Chari.
The Annual Africa University Charity Golf Tournament was established in 1998 to improve the lives of disadvantaged members of society and to also enhance student welfare at Africa University, through the provision of financial assistance to disadvantaged students. Previous beneficiaries of the proceeds of the tournament include; Daisy Dube Children’s Home in Mount Selinda, Sakubva Old People’s Home, Fairfield Children’s Home in Mutare, Rekayi Tangwena Orphanage in Nyanga, Robert Gabriel Mugabe Children’s Home in Penhalonga, St. David’s Children’s Home at Bonda Mission in Nyanga, Manhinga Villageand Chitenderano Children’s Home in Rusape, Bakorenhema in Marange, among others.
Africa University has, since its inception always had corporate social responsibility at the core of its values with Ubuntu being at the heart of all community outreach initiatives. It has become an ethos that it seeks to instil in both students and staff and through deeds and actions, in turn inspire the community. The University has long acknowledged that it does not operate in a vacuum and its existence is hinged upon the communities within which it operates and the lives that the work it does touches.
The mandate of the University is to transform lives through impactful and context relevant education that allows its graduates to venture forth, back to their home countries and put transformative ideas into action. The assistance rendered to this year’s beneficiaries and those that came before are not viewed as once off gestures but a lifelong investment into Zimbabwe’s children and future.
The Steering Committee of the AU Charity Golf Tournament is comprised of proud Mutareans dedicated to the cause of emancipating the disadvantaged and is chaired by Mr. Moffat Musabeya, with Africa University Vice Chancellor, Professor Munashe Furusa as the patron.
Story by Jeanette Dadzie and Tsitsi Kanonge