FORMER Zimbabwe cricket team captain Elton Chigumbura has been appointed ambassador for international children charity organisation, Street Child United.
Chigumbura recently retired from international cricket to concentrate on grassroots development with his Elton Chigumbura Academy.
He joins a list of volunteers and luminaries who work with the global organisation to tackle the widespread stigma street-connected children face.
They also raise awareness and understanding of their situation, so that they are protected, respected and supported to realise their full potential in life.
“After playing cricket for my country for many years, I am now dedicated to developing the sport at a grassroots level.
“I believe that nurturing talent can have a profound impact, not just in finding the next generation of cricket stars, but by supporting youth – especially those who are vulnerable – to become all-rounders in life! Honoured to be a part of the Street Child United family and supporting their work,” said Chigumbura.
Street Child United use the power of sport to make a positive change in the lives of children living in the street globally. ■