MASVINGO – A music centre for homeless children is on the cards with humanitarian organisation Africa Music Arts Centre (AMAC) in conjunction with Masvingo Association of Residential Care Facilities (MARCF) working closely to realise the goal.
The two humanitarian organisations work to give homeless children musical skills and train them to play musical instruments.
Speaking to TellZim News, AMAC chairperson Dr Jerry Rutsate said he was glad that City of Masvingo had pledged to help find suitable land for the project.
“We recently held a musical gala for homeless children and the city housing director challenged us to look for funds so that suitable land could be found. That wass a great offer towards our dream of establishing a centre where disadvantaged children can be given life skills.
“We also envisage a musical museum in which ancient and modern musical instruments from across Africa will be stored, as well as an arena where traditional music will be performed in celebration of Africa’s contribution to the arts,” Dr Rutsate said.
City of Masvingo housing director Levison Nzvura said the city was ready to work for the success of any humanitarian project.
“We challenged them to mobilise funds and come to us for land. It is our wish to see children being rehabilitated off the streets and getting a helping hand,” said Nzvura.
MARCF coordinator Zendakwaye Zendakwaye appealed to well-wishers to come on board and contribute to the realisation of the cause.
“We have a noble plan and I am happy the city council is ready to play its part. We have not yet raised the required money so we appeal for contributions towards this project whose objective is to bring change to the many disadvantaged children out there,” said Zendakwaye.entertainment