The National Association of Secondary Heads (NASH) partnered First Mutual for the Harare Province athletics competition held on Friday 17 March 2017 at Eaglesvale School, Harare. Approximately 300 athletes from the 7 districts in Harare where Harare’s finest high school sportspersons in athletics sweated it out to qualify for the NASH National Competition to be held in Chinhoyi at the end of the month. The NASH Harare province will be defending its title for the third year in running.
“This event, is part of the First Mutual in the community initiatives which aims to promote and raise the standard of living through various corporate social responsibility initiatives. Through this sponsorship we committed in 2016, First Mutual is supporting and promoting sports in schools as sport is an important element in the education curricula, and indeed is now a professional career that is sustaining many individuals globally. As First Mutual we care and we believe it’s possible for these young people to even become professionals in the field of sport. Look at Elliot Mujaji, Samkeliso Moyo and Usain Bolt”, said Farayi Mangwende Group Marketing & Strategy Executive for First Mutual Holdings Limited.
The National Association of Secondary Heads comprises all secondary and high schools in Zimbabwe, and NASH Harare Province is composed of eighty five (85) secondary schools in the Harare Province seven districts. The main discipline for the competition was athletics and included in the track and field events were long jump, shot put, triple jump, discus and javelin.
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“As the National Association of Secondary Heads we value partnership with corporates, such as First Mutual as it assists the association and the school athletics in many ways. The levels of competitions improve to a higher level with financial support and the presence of corporate funding in these competitions indicate that sports is a very important element in the education of school students. This helps students to take sport quite seriously and excel for later development after school” said Dr Rayo, NASH Harare Province Chairperson
NASH’s main objective is to promote sports in secondary schools. It organizes sports in many sporting disciplines including athletics, soccer tennis, netball, basketball and rugby amongst others. Competitions are organized from inter-house level at school level up to regional level. NASH is a member of COSSASA (Confederation of School Sports Associations of Southern Africa) comprising of Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Angola and Zimbabwe.
First Mutual continues to promote and raise the standard of living through various corporate social responsibility initiatives to support selected children from throughout the country with educational assistance and necessary ancillary services. In line this, First Mutual has committed support to the Reformed Church University through availing a bursary worth $20 000.00 annually over a four year period with effect from 2017.
First Mutual Holdings Limited’s strategy continues to be to preserve value by offering sustainable wealth management, wealth creation and risk management solutions.