Nyakudya in charity drive

TALENTED gospel musician Kudzaishe Nyakudya of "Ndamuwana Jesu" fame has teamed up with other artistes to form a charity trust called Everyone's Child Trust aimed at assisting orphans and less-priviliged children in society.

The trust – which was started late last year – is Nyakudya's brainchild together with fellow singer and social worker, Abel Mavura and graphic designer, Martin Manyange, a filmmaker.

Nyakudya said he felt that as a gospel musician, he should lead by example and practice what they preach through their music.

"As a gospel musician, I decided that it was high time that we walk the talk and practice what the Bible speaks about when it comes to giving a helping hand to those in need.

"This is what gave birth to this trust whole main objective is to assist the less-privileged children in our society with a special focus on orphans and the less-privileged and the disadvantaged who are our target beneficiaries.

"As a first step, a certain percentage from my current album Hymns and Verses will be channeled towards such kids although more plans like holding fundraising music festivals and campaigns are also in the pipeline," Kudzi said.

Kudzi also revealed that so far they have approached a number of orphanages where they will assist.

"To date we have indentified Mathew Rusike Children's Home in Epworth which is run by the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe as well as Shirley Cripps based in Bhora and run by the Anglican Church while Mother of Peace also has potential of working with us," he said.

Mavura concurred with Kudzi, urging the corporate world and other interested people to support the initiative.

"We are urging others, especially the corporate world, to chip and support this worthy cause. We will be holding talent-search shows for these children in various art genres apart from setting up charity boxes in churches and shops," Mavura said.

"This talent search show will help nurture the talent among these kids so that they will have something to fall back on future and also that they grow up with respectful characters," added Manyange, saying a quarterly magazine called "Everyone's Child" magazine on the awareness of children's rights has already been published.

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