Aston Villa midfielder Marvelous Nakamba is paying school fees for 10,000 learners back home in Zimbabwe.
Nakamba is providing the assistance through his Marvelous Nakamba Foundation.
“The Foundation is paying school fees and providing books for 10,000 pupils at selected schools across Zimbabwe under the AEP.
“We are also paying for examination fees for exam classes for selected students at the selected schools.
“We hope to expand further and our target is 100 000 by the end of the year 2021, and one million by 2025. We believe we can,” said the Foundation, in a statement.
The midfielder said he paid school fees for 1 000 students, for this term, through his foundation.
“The foundation is happy to announce that it has completed the paying of school fees for 1 000 students, across the country, for Term One, 2021.
“This has been a long standing aim of the Foundation to ensure that we aid students, and offer them a chance, to their right to education.
“The opening of schools, after a long lay-off due to Covid-19, comes as a welcome development, as we continue to champion education.
“This is a follow-up to the 2020 year, where we paid school fees, in our inaugural year as a foundation.
“A thousand students have been selected, across the country, working closely with school heads and teachers.
“Most of the schools are drawn from schools in underprivileged communities around the country,” said the statement.