Zimbabwe has over 1,5 million orphaned children. Many of them rely on well wishers for support. In a world where individuals are busy with their lives and more worried about their own children, one man, Obert Mazivisa, a renowned gospel musician stands up in the Zimbabwean community in UK to start a charity, Give A Future where he uses his talent in music to fundraise for rural children with school fees and other basic needs. His story which he shared with me one day when I attended one of his events touched me.
`Muzvare are you aware I am one man who was deprived as a child. I had the brains but no money to pursue education. One day I want to do something to help children in my rural Gokwe school`, said Obert.
I know rural Gokwe and it might be one place which is in deep valleys of Zimbabwe and very deprived. It is in a remote place which made my back ache each time I went to rescue a girl from rape. One girl was raped and had her blood sucked out by a witch doctor.
I have sad memories of children of Gokwe and my support to Obert comes whole heartedly because if he can help them to come out of abject poverty then in future we have a new chapter.
What I saw in rural Gokwe moved me so much and I am going to be there at the charity concert to say thank you and if only more Oberts could come up and help.
I asked my son Mukudzeishe who collects coins for his big Christian organisation to give me so that I donate on his behalf to Give a Future tonight. He gave me 4 pounds and said that’s what he has given he is not in work hahhaha this child talks like an adult. He told me he wishes Obert Mazivisa II well and that he will keep collecting coins and send to him. He will tell other boys to do so…Muku said since am targeting the girls he will target the boys…fair enough my son and when do you start working
Give A Future Charity Concert” was founded by Obert Mazivisa in September 2011.
This charity was birthed from the dreams and passion to see every child getting an opportunity to learn. Initially this charity will support children with great potential at Nyamhara Primary School, Gokwe, in Zimbabwe by paying their school fees. Obert did his primary school at that local village school and his parents struggled to pay for his school fees, so he understands the difficulty for both children and their parents.
For this good cause, Trumpet Echoes Music has organised an Annual Gospel Music Concert (Praise & Worship), where Obert Mazivisa will be joined by his friends in music industry. As they lead us into some Zimbabwean style Praise & Worship with songs in 3 main languages in Zimbabwe Shona, Ndebele, and English. We will also have some UK based Zimbabwean Leading Spiritual personalities leading us into prayers and some encouraging and inspiring speeches for our beloved country, as we Celebrate the Zimbabwean Independence Day.
Please come to Dance, Praise, and Worship to Give A Child A Future.
£10 donation is the entry fee, enough to pay school fees for one child per term. Any donations of more than £10 and other educational materials for primary school children e.g. papers, pencils, pens, paints and puzzles are more than welcome. With your support and generous donations, it would be possible to give some children a future through their education.
THE CONCERT IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY THE 20TH OF APRIL 2012, 6pm till 10pm, Forward In Faith Ministries International, Swindon Assembly, Cranmore Avenue, Swindon, SN3 2EE
Leading in Worship that night will be a number of seasoned worshippers from Zimbabwe
HERE IS THE FINAL LINE UP OF THOSE MINISTERING ON THE NIGHT
Guest Speaker Forward In Faith Ministries Int North London Provincial Overseers Gerald Vhevha (Prophet Simba)
Guest Speaker: Betty Makoni. Chief Executive Officer at Girl Child Network Worldwide
Pelagia Mutake aka Miss Dynamite
The Concert will be Hosted by Stephanie Chiyangwa founder of Help Us Help Ourselves Charity Organization.
Make your donation to “Give A Future Charity Concert 2012” at www.trumpetechoesmusic.ticketsource.co.uk, but if you want to donate more than £10 contact us.
Contact Obert Mazivisa
Trumpet Echoes Music
Tel: 0208 133 1157, 07966701141
The countdown is finally over TONIGHT Friday 20 April 2012 we gather together to CELEBRATE and PRAY for our beloved mother land ZIMBABWE and also raise money to Give A Future to some children by paying school fees for them. 6PM till 10PM, Forward In Faith Ministries International, Swindon Assembly, Park South Community Centre, Cranmore Avenue, Swindon, SN3 2EE. United Kingdom. SEE YOU THERE!!!