THE Philanthropic Institute of Zimbabwe last week presented Afro-jazz musician Dereck Mpofu with an honorary award in philanthropy for his immense contribution towards the advancement of humanity in the country.
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Mpofu, who is the Goodwill Ambassador for Water Conservation and Zero Littering Campaign said he was humbled to receive the award expressing gratitude to Zimbabweans whom he said have contributed to his success.
“I am so proud of all the work local citizens have allowed me to do through you. Exceptional remarks should go to the then Environment and Natural Resources Management minister Francis Nhema for discovering the potential in me and taking me on board and the current Environment minister Saviour Kasukuwere for continuing to work with me in this environment initiative,” he said.
Mpofu has used music to transmit social responsibility and positive messages in the advancement of humanity, generosity and community philanthropy.
He has also fostered environmental projects like the Green Concert and Cultural Fiesta among other programmes.
The institute had earlier honoured actress, singer and business woman Eyahra Mathazia in January for her philanthropic work.
In December she had hosted a party for Danai Children’s Home in Harare.
Mathazia said she was humbled by the gesture.