Hyundai Motors continued with their good gesture to the less privileged and donated 50 limited edition soccer balls to the Thornicroft Park Primary School in Ruwa last Friday.
Speaking to NewsDay, Hyundai Motors salesman Nelson Nyamayaro said it was the dawn of a new era as the motor company moves in to help the less privileged.
The company is set to distribute 9 000 soccer balls.
“We have distributed close to 1 200 soccer balls courtesy of Hyundai in different parts of the country, but we are saying, we need to go out to remote areas and do the same programmes.
Last week we distributed close to 150 soccer balls to primary schools in Mbare where former football greats Stanford “Stix” Mtizwa and Gilbert Mushangazhike were the guests,” Nyamayaro said.
Hyundai Motor Company launched the “1 Million Dream Balls for Africa” project as part of its 2010 Fifa World Cup marketing programmes to provide worldwide Hyundai fans with an opportunity to contribute to African society where football is not just a sport but something that symbolises hope and dream to children.
The African continent was allocated 10 million soccer balls with Zimbabwe set to get 10 000 soccer balls.
More than 1 000 soccer balls have since been distributed to different schools.
The cause was highlighted to the car manufacturing company by St John’s College pupils who undertook cleaning exercise at the same school under their social responsibility programme.
St John’s students took time to clean walls, paint doors, clean the school yard and give presents to students at the school.
Underprivileged students were treated to some delicious lunch from St John’s.