Boost for JBC Academy

HARARE - Harare's JBC Academy got a shot in the arm after JM Busha 54 Races handed them a kit donation in the capital yesterday.

A donation of dozens of basketball vest coming in three assorted colours orange, yellow and blue was handed over to the academy officials at JM Busha’s head offices along Sam Nujoma Street in Harare.

JBC Academy is a budding basketball breeding home that is targeting aspiring players from all walks of life from as young as six years and uses Prince Edward School as their training base.

JM Busha 54 is a nonprofit organisation involved in social investment programmes aimed at promoting education, peace, unity and harmony among people and nations in pursuit of creating a responsible good society.

“It is a pleasure and quite encouraging to have received this wonderful sponsorship, JM Busha 54 are the first organisation to partner us in this endeavour since our establishment and it is quite humbling that we have people like them who are following on our programmes and seeing value in what we are doing,” JBC Academy manager Shadreck Muguwe said upon receiving the donation.

Misheck Gondo, JM Busha 54 chairperson said the sponsorship is just an initial step towards a sustainable relationship with the academy.

“Our work as JM Busha is to promote sport with the pillars to support peace and unity in Zimbabwe and Africa...this is just an initial support we are going to be seeing some of their needs and see how also they can fit into some of our programmes and create a sustainable partnership,” he said.

Pamela Makanjera, JM Busha 54 coordinator said sport is an important avenue that can help bring about peace in the community.

“...We believe sport is an avenue that is yet to be fully utilised in relation to peace building and that is why we are trying to reach out to people who work with young sportsmen and women because we believe that they make a difference,” Makanjera said.

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