14 year-old Zimbabwean motorcross champion Tanya Muzinda is paying school fees for 45 other children, and her target is paying fees for 500 children. She does not allow her age to inhibit her big dreams and aspirations towards contributing positively to society.
She is currently paying fees for 40 girls and 5 boys, but her ultimate target is 500 children in all of the country's 10 provinces. She is donating her money to Chinamano Council Primary School in Epworth, a dormitory town outside the country's capital Harare.
"My dream is to send 500 kids in all ten provinces of the country by end of the year 2020 by God’s Grace and I have hope that this dream is achievable," she remarked.
She is deeply devoted to giving back to the community and does not let anything come her way in effecting this. She has the girl child at heart and does not want girls to be left out from school.
She said, "A lot of times I miss races, training because of finances and other technical reasons, I know how it feels to miss something you cherish and is part of your destiny, so I could imagine a little girl looking at other kids going to school and staying home, the pain and trauma is unbearable."
At her young age, Tanyaradzwa Muzinda is the first woman in Zimbabwean motorcross history to have won a championship race. She started racing at age 5. Her career has been an illustrious one. She is the reigning Junior Sportsperson of the Year in Zimbabwe. She has been winning motorcross events in Zimbabwe and this has gained her popularity not only in Zimbabwe but across borders as well, as she also tours Europe.
She is set to receive an award in Ghana at this year’s Child Summit and Awards in September. She will receive an award under the category African Child Sport Personality of the Year.
All these successes just makes her feel all the more the need to give back to the community.
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