By Staff Reporter
Good Deeds Day continues to expand its circles of good across Zimbabwe, as the peak event of year-round activities for the benefit of the disadvantaged, involving thousands of projects countrywide.
More than 8 cities across the country including Bulawayo, Gweru, Harare, Masvingo, Mutare, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chinhoyi participated in the International Good Deeds Day this year.
Addressing business community and residents on the colorful occasion at the civic centre, Gweru mayor Josiah Makombe said he felt honored to be officiating at this year’s GOOD DEEDS Day Celebrations, which marks a historical guest of putting a smile on someone‘s face through goods deeds.
“Good Deeds Day is a yearly tradition of doing good which is done all over the world by millions of people who volunteer to improve the welfare of others meaningfully.
“After its launch on the 28th of September 2018 by the Mayor of Gweru His worship (Josiah Makombe) the program marked its first clean-up campaign and tree planting event at Blue hills children centre in Senga,” he said.
He added that, Good Deeds international continues to gain influence in different spheres of society in advancing good deeds in the country.
“The organisation is growing from strength to strength partnering over 30 stakeholders nationally from Government institutions, the Private sector, Schools, churches, Universities, Non-Governmental organisations and individuals. Currently the network has grown with its membership stretching to over 60 networking partners,” Mayor Makombe added.
Good Deeds Day continues to gain momentum each with a membership of over 3,500,000 participants from 100 countries took part in Good Deeds Day, totaling over 7 million hours of service.
With Africa on the spotlight 19 countries joined the network of doing good and 900 projects have been done accounting a number of 79000 participants taking part.
Countries such as Uganda and Kenya have recorded success stories and as Zimbabwe we hope to follow the trail.