Zimbabwe

Christmas party for street kids

Scenes during the party

Mathew Masinge, H-Metro Reporter
Chedenga Foundation Trust on Wednesday brought smiles on the faces of street kids in the capital when they hosted a Christmas party.
The organisation led by Eunice Tava, has been on the fore front of inspiring some of the street urchins off the streets.

The actress together with a few musicians and children from CHIPAWO took time to mingle and share gifts at the Theatre In The Park.


Tava’s organisation handed over clothes and scholarships to the street kids who thanked her for the gesture.

“We have been serving these kids breakfast in the city centre and this year we decided to have a combined Christmas party where we also give them clothes and hear their stories.

“I share a close relationship with most of these kids and we have agreed to offer them a second chance to go back home or school,” said Tava.

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The veteran actor’s gesture has opened doors to touching stories.

“We have to children who are now attending boarding school somewhere in Mash east after they came out saying they wanted to pursue their studies.

“The two have since been installed as prefects at the school and are doing well in their studies.

“We also have a couple that we are sending to school January next year and more are willing to return home through our counselling sessions,” she said.

Tava said she is driven by passion to serve these kids in the streets.

“I have been doing this on my own for the past five years and thought of registering Chedenga Foundation Trust.

“Through the trust, I have partnered with a few well-wishers locally and abroad who share the same burden as mine,”

HMETRO