Investing in young talent in the community

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The gesture came recently when the new member from World Vision Mozambique Advisory Council, Antonio Coutinho handed over sports material such as balls, t-shirts and hats to the community of Malehice, in southern Gaza province.

Coutinho, who is also Managing Director for Standard Bank, one of the largest banks in Africa, said that it is part of his institution's philosophy to invest in sports, in particular soccer, one of the most popular sports in the country.

“These balls are just the same as that used in the English premier league,” Coutinho told the beneficiaries a class of pupils attending grade 6 in Malehice Primary School.

The Advisory Council visit to the school is part of an agenda set by World Vision to get the members of the council familiar with the projects the organization is implementing in different communities.

The delegation chaired by the deputy national director, Ventura Mazula was composed by the well known bishop Dinis Sengulane, and his wife including the Standard Bank managing director, Antonio Coutinho.

Bishop Dinis Sengulane is reputable for his contribution for peace keeping in the country most of all for his nonstop campaign to roll back malaria one of the main killer disease in Mozambique.

They visited a farmers’ association which is growing vegetables in low areas, supported by World Vision to carry on with the food producing towards food security and nutrition.

“World Vision has been supporting us for a year now and it has provided us with seeds, water pumps, ploughs and pesticides” Rafael Mondlane, chairman of the Association told the Advisory Council.

The council also visited a new health unity that serving 20 000 people also in Malehice and also visited 4 new classrooms that will alleviate nearly 500 pupils studying in precarious conditions.

“It was pleasant to witness the work the organization is implementing here there are no doubts that changes are taking place here through the hands of God. I will be looking forward for similar invitations in the future” said the Bishop Dinis Sengulane. (x)

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