SPORT & LEISURE DEVELOPMENT

Jafuta Foundation - Education - Sports & Leisure - Game On - Zimbabwe
Photos L - R: Donovan doing block starts at Tuks HPR Centre. 14-year-old Donovan qualifies for Southern African Region Youth Championships. Breaking his first record in SA in 2016.

 

The Game On project was started in order to give underprivileged children an opportunity to develop social skills in the recreational arena through play, and to support outstanding young sportspeople from grassroots to international success.

 

We currently sponsor 1 young athlete.  Donovan Mutariswa is based at the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre in South Africa, and is attending TuksSport High School at the University campus.  This is the leading sports science centre in Africa and Donovan's sporting achievements just keep on mounting.  He has represented his school and the Gauteng province in South Africa, in 2016 he represented Zimbabwe 3 times, twice in Botswana and once in Zambia, and just 10 days after turning 16, he was the youngest competitor at the 2017 African U20 Championships in Athletics in Algeria and did Zimbabwe proud by being part of the relay team that brought home one of the 3 gold medals.  3 weeks later he represented Zimbabwe at the IAAF World U18 Championships in Kenya in the 100m and 200m and acquitted himself admirably.

 

He has started his 2018 campaign to qualify for the IAAF World U20 Championships in Finland, the Africa Youth Championships and the ultimate goal, the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina.

 

Jafuta Foundation - Education - Sports & Leisure - Game On - Zimbabwe
Photos L - R: Donovan at the 2017 Africa U20 Champs in Algeria, pictured far right in yellow. Breaking his first record in SA in 2016. The relay team's gold medal from the 2017 Africa U20 Champs

 

We also sponsored Tafadzwa Mutariswa, Donovan's older brother, in high school and he is now an assistant sports coach at Victoria Falls Primary School.  We will be sponsoring him further to take his sports education skills to the next level required.