The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) has handed over sporting equipment to Midlands State University (MSU) Red Cross Club to promote the club’s sexual and reproductive health and rights engagement activities.
ZRCS Head of Communications and Corporate Affairs, Stambuli Kim presented the equipment during a handover ceremony held at the University’s Gweru Main Campus on Monday 29 March 2021. The equipment included training cones, soccer kits, netball kits, netball balls, training bibs and soccer balls.
Speaking during the handover, ZRCS National Youth Coordinator, June Munyongani, said the donations will help promote sexual and reproductive health rights through sport.
“Since 2019, we have a youth project on youth sexual and reproductive health and rights covering 3 provinces, Midlands Province, Mashonaland West Province and Mashonaland Central Province. One of the project’s aims is to tackle issues of sexual and gender-based violence, and promote sexual and reproductive health and rights through youth education via sport.
“Whilst young people are also displaying their talents through sport, they also have an opportunity to share information on sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence,” said Munyongani.
Receiving the equipment on behalf of the University, the Acting Director of Health Services, Dr Gerald Hangaika said the donation will help the MSU Red Cross Club to expand its activities and enhance awareness of sexual and reproductive health and rights among students through sport.
Among those who attended the ceremony were the ZRCS Midlands Province Youth Officer, Asvin Goreraza, MSU Student Affairs Division, Administrative Assistant, Dr Sibongile Mhlanga, MSU Red Cross Club Patron, Sr. Rhoda Banda, MSU Red Cross Club Assistant Patron, Mrs Margret Mambowa and Student Representative Council Minister of Gender and MSU Red Cross Club Vice President, Hon. Ms Nyasha Mhonda.

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