Selby College is delighted to announce its KitAid donation has made it all the way from Selby to Zimbabwe – providing children in one of the world’s poorest countries with the chance to own their own sports kit.
The clothing has been well received from the pupils at Mwele secondary school in Filabusi District, Zimbabwe, who have already enjoyed a number of games of football in their new kits.
The College’s Sports department donated more than 80 pieces of kit to the cause, which included a mixture of football, rugby and netball kits.
When my colleagues and I saw the photographs of the children from Mwele school wearing their Selby College sports kits, we were over the moon. These children are living in some of the poorest conditions in the world, yet they are so grateful and overjoyed at having their very own sports kit - which is absolutely priceless. I was delighted to show the students the images of where their old kit has gone too and the impact it has made.
At KitAid, we are committed to sharing the passion for football across the world, even in the poorest countries. It’s our mission to distribute old or unwanted sports kit to those who don’t have the money or the means to experience wearing their favourite team’s shirt or a pair of football shorts. Something which seems so small to some people can make such a significant impact to others and Selby College has definitely created a huge amount of pleasure and joy for those pupils in Zimbabwe through its donation.
KitAid is a charity that recycles once loved football kits and distributes it to underprivileged children and adults in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Since it was formed in 1998, KitAid has sent out 850,000+ kits to children and adults in 55 different countries across the world.