Saturday was a big day for children and mothers at Tsungirirai Organization where Random Acts of Kindness, also known as Billy’s ARK donated clothes.
By Adam Mari
ARK is an Non-governmental organisation founded by Billy Katiyo, currently in the United Kingdom.
Katiyo who spent most of his childhood under unfavorable conditions realized that there was need to create a bridge between the vulnerable and those with excess including the corporate world.
ARK therefore seeks to identify young people with talent especially in sport and help them grow it into a profession and subsequently benefit from it.
Speaking at the function, Jacqueline Katiyo, the organization’s Operations Manager said ARK is planning on bringing development to Norton through sports.
She added that the organization was in a process of acquiring land to construct a state of the art sports centre with courts, pitches, tracks and a swimming pool.
ARK is looking forward to work with Norton Sports Council (NSC) which is a brainchild of Temba Mliswa- the Constituency’s MP.
John Muringani, NSC Chairman confirmed that his team was ready to work with ARK to introduce more sporting disciplines to Norton schools and the community.
“Norton Sports Council believes that bringing in sports like judo, karate, woodball, beach volleyball among other disciplines to the town would result in job creation and subsequently decrease the prostitution and drug abusing in the community,” said Muringani.
He added that he was looking at training coaches, sports administrators and professional players with a vision to have more young people in the national teams.
The function was graced by the National Judo Association President Mr Smart and his team and the karate team who demonstrated on their professionalism.