Lovemore Zigara in Gweru
GWERU is set to host 1 500 athlethes for the Zimbabwe National Youth Education through Sport Festival (YES) Games that start today and end on December 11 at Chaplin High School.
The athletes are from all 10 provinces and they will compete in football, volleyball and athletics.
A member of the local organising committee Simon Masaka said everything was in place except foodstuffs.
“In terms of venues and accommodation, everything has been set as we are going to use Chaplin High for all sport codes. We will also use Nashville and Thornhill to accommodate the athletes,” said Masaka.
“We are running around following up on donations and pledges so that we can feed the athletes. We are therefore appealing to various organisations and individuals to assist us make the games a success.”
The YES Games are a community based sports initiative targeting children and young people as a platform to raise awareness on key issues impacting their lives including HIV/Aids.
The programme facilitates youth to youth engagement, human and community development through sport. It also facilitates life skills training for young people, including promoting the spirit of voluntarism and self-initiative for community benefit.