Blessing Malinganiza, Sports Reporter
Azam player Never Tigere has started a sport foundation under the banner Creating a Better Foundation in communities.
It is centered on developing soccer from the grassroots for children living in the ghetto.
The foundation is for children between 10 to 16 years who have a passion in football regardless of gender and it also offers mentorship and counseling programmes.
Tigere says the foundation is centered on the world of sport using it as a tool to change the lives of the lost and talented children in communities.
“It’s a common mistake to assume that children are too young to be abused or indulge in mischievous activities.
“Or too young to be affected by experiences surrounding them that can affect their studies and talents. We know that communication with children can be difficult and demands a lot of skill.
“And we are proud to involve professional footballers and retired to offer their skills and experience, the aim is to avoid the abuse of drugs, early marriages and teenage pregnancies as these are the challenges which are facing our communities, “he said.
The foundation was founded to uplift talents in Mbare as a way of giving back to the community where he grew up.
Tigere says growing he always knew he wanted to play soccer and wants to extend the help to the future stars.
“The value of the foundation is to see through professionalism, Transparency, sportsmanship, honesty and integrity.
“Our vison is to see a family type of environment where a child is able to communicate his or her concerns at the same time protected and assisted to bring out the best in their abilities, “he said.