Children's home receives books

HARARE - First donation of books from the  #100Bhuku donation campaign has been made to the Tichakunda Children’s Home in Hatcliffe in northern Harare.

The campaign was launched in October by well-known blogger, actor and writer Larry Kwirirayi, who appealed to the public to donate books for children and teenagers and offered to distribute them to institutions in need of them. 

The campaign was given full support by MultiChoice Zimbabwe, which spearheaded an awareness programme and allowed its branch offices to be collection points for donated books.

MultiChoice Zimbabwe publicity and public relations manager Liz Dziva said “The initiative by Kwirirayi, best known for his Three Men On A Boat blog, was such a good one that we immediately jumped in to help and we are pleased with the number of books donated so far. We hope to keep the initiative alive and books can still be donated for the foreseeable future.”

The donation to Tichakunda took place just before Christmas, in an event held in partnership with a local Lions Club, as well as the Women in Music organisation, led by famed singer-guitarist Edith WeUtonga. More than 100 books were handed over, and the children of the home were entertained and hosted to lunch. Each of the youngsters received a tee-shirt donated by public relations consultant Julie Barnes, and other items were donated by MultiChoice.

The home’s principal, Charles Masaraure, thanked all the people and organisations behind the campaign for their interest and support, which were gratefully received by the children and staff of the home.

“What a wonderful Christmas present for them all,” he said.

More children around the country will benefit from additional books donated to date and by others still to come. Anyone with books to donate can hand them in at MultiChoice offices in Avondale and Joina Centre in Harare, and in Bulawayo and Mutare. 

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