By Luckmore Safuli
Angel of Hope Foundation and its partners Love for Africa and Matter Group have pledged to scale-up health, education and food nutrition interventions aimed at transforming the livelihoods of Victoria Falls community which is currently battling to overcome the effects of Covid-19 on the tourism sector.
Having partnered the Angel of Hope Foundation in the setting up of the Victoria Falls School Innovation Hub, a nutrition garden and provision of state-of-the-art medical equipment at Victoria Falls Hospital, Matter Group and Love for Africa have announced plans to deepen the philanthropic work in the resort town.
Love for Africa Director Mr Blessing Munyenyiwa highlighted part of the earmarked work include provision of modern learning infrastructure and quality healthcare.
“We are keen to deepen our philanthropic work here in Victoria Falls and the rest of the Matebeleland North province with more focus on provision of quality education, healthcare services and production of diverse crops for nutrition as well as food security,” Munyenyiwa said.
The Covid-19 impact on the tourism sector which resulted in many families becoming food insecure has necessitated the need for more support to the community.
As part of efforts to reduce the plight of the vulnerable in the community, Love for Africa and Zimbabwe Care handed over hampers to over 300 people with disability and the elderly.
“We are very grateful to the organizations that have handed over the donations to us and we feel this will go a long way is easing our plight considering the hardship that we are facing as a result of the Covid-19 induced challenges.”
Construction of the US$300 000 Mosi-oa-Tunya Innovation Hub being implemented by Angel of Hope and Love for Africa is also progressing well amid expectations that the facility will be commissioned this year.