MASVINGO – Zimbabwe’s leading financial institution, Zb Bank and two well-wishers have come to the rescue of an underprivileged student who almost failed to take up her University scholarship in Kenya because of financial problems.
The Mirror recently published the story of Tsungirirai Nyoni of Mucheke in Masvingo who secured a scholarship to study International Relations at the United States International University in Africa but her parents could not raise money for yellow fever and Covid19 vaccination which are not covered under the scholarship.
Nyoni who is boarding her plane to Kenya tomorrow afternoon got a scholarship from Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.
It was all smiles yesterday for Nyoni when she received US$428 from ZB Bank South Eastern Region District manager Desmond Chimwara, US$120 from a well-wisher in South Africa who brought the money through Chiredzi West Constituency MP, Farai Musikavanhu.
The money was handed over to Nyoni by Angeline Mikiri, a businesswoman and an ambassador for women empowerment and the girl child.
There was also US$110 that Nyoni received from Tasunungurwa Marisa of Marisa worldwide.
“As a bank we came in with assistance of $US428 for her to get her yellow fever vaccination, Covid19 tests as well as for her upkeep. This is part of social corporate responsibility. We have also given her some small donations including masks, a diary and a memory stick. We want to give Nyoni a warm send-off and wish her the best in her studies,” said Chimwara.
“I brought some money here from the Great Zimbabwe Business Club to support this girl child. We thank God that we have such business people who can spare a thought for the underprivileged. I urge Nyoni to go forward and excel in her work. I pray that the Almighty God gives her the blessings to realise her goals,” said Mikiri.
Nyoni said she was elated and humbled by the kindness shown by the Bank, the Business Club and Marisa worldwide.
“I am very grateful for the kindness shown to me by Zb Bank, Great Zimbabwe Business Club and Marisa worldwide for stretching out their hands to assist me. My dreams were about to collapse without them,” said Nyoni.