Athlete helps former home

Bethel Bayanai, H-Metro Reporter

Belgium-based Zimbabwean athlete Farai Chabvamuperu last week donated to Shungu Dzevana Trust Children’s home in Hatfield where he was based from Form 1 till end of his high school.

The 26-year-old donated hundreds of books, pens, clothes, snacks, book covers, shoe polish, cakes, beverages and other groceries.

In an interview with H-Metro Farai said that he was also raised at that children’s home where he was taught to give, share and to support people who are in need such as the disabled and orphans.


“It has become a habit to share the little l have with those who are seriously in need.

“Each and every year l donate to goods to children in homes to cater for their education, shelter and health,” he said.

Apart from donations the young man also assists the disadvantaged students in obtaining partial scholarships overseas via his agency called Lutgardis Agency Zimbabwe.

He has provided many opportunities to some students who are studying in Cyprus, Turkey, Asia, Europe, Australia and other countries.

Farai, through a full athletics sponsorship, left Zimbabwe to do a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) in Cyprus.

At EMU he rose to become the university sportsman of the year in 2016 after impressive performances in javelin and shot putt and also in the sprints.

“Besides that I am doing well in athletics in Belgium which is the country l am now based in.

“I have won several medals, certificates and awards throughout this year; right now I am aiming to represent my country Zimbabwe by 2020 as javelin thrower,” he added.