THE Heath Streak Multi-Sports Academy is set to launch the My Vision, My Dream project which aims at developing sport in poverty-stricken areas on Friday.
Chief executive officer and executive director, Joseph Rego, confirmed the launch of the project.
“My Vision, My Dream — a project close to our heart helps transform the lives of hundreds of talented children from the underprivileged environs of society,” said Rego in a statement.
“We are confident that in three to five years the country will reap from the immense talent and potential that our initiative will identify from poverty stricken backgrounds.”
He said they were targeting 100 schools by 2015.
“Education and Sports are the birthright of every child. Our project aims at targeting 50 schools by end-December 2014 and an additional 100 schools in 2015 and is envisaged to be the largest community development sports initiative in Africa,” he said.
The project will be launched by the Sport, Arts and Culture minister Andrew Langa with Provincial Affairs minister Eunice Sandi Moyo expected to attend.
“A march past would be held with each contingent (school) preceded by a team member carrying a placard bearing the name of their sponsor and will be led by the captain of the team carrying the team flag displaying the school name,” said Rego.
“Sponsors are kindly requested to support their ‘adopted school’ by joining in the march past.”
Two cricket kits will be presented to each invited school. The Heath Streak Multi Sports Academy was launched early this year with sporting disciplines such as cricket, rugby, swimming, indoor soccer and indoor hockey on offer.