Be Forward Wanderers midfielder Genki Nakamula spared sometime last Friday by visiting orphans and street kids before donating various items from boots, shoes, jerseys and clothes worth K900, 000.
He was accompanied by his two colleagues from Japan Kohei Shiota and Kaori Honda, who are working as volunteers at JICA.
In his remarks addressing the children, Nakamula said since he came to Malawi he has been touched seen children playing plastic balls barefooted.
“I have observed one thing that in this country a lot of children love to play football but they lack equipment like boots, balls and jerseys. You see a group of children playing a plastic ball barefooted,” said the Japanese based footballer.
He said this development forced him to request support from children at his football Academy in Japan, where they managed to send some equipment to Malawi.
“I believe in sharing the little we have. I also thought of helping these children because l like Malawi people. They are friendly and everywhere l go its Nakamula Nakamula. You so love people,” he said.
He also stressed that he will continue with more donations especially to children in rural areas.
Nakamula also thanked his colleague Kohei for identifying the place ( Agape House).
The Country Director of Agape House, William Mlenga hailed Nakamula and children from his Academy for what he described as timely donation.
“There are so many institutions in Malawi, but for you to choose Agape we are very grateful and we can only ask God to continue blessing you. Our children have been playing football without shoes. We are now going to play with shoes from Tokyo.Send gratitude to your Academy,” he said.
He also urged companies and organisations to emulate Nakamula’s example by assisting orphans and street kids.
Agape, which means a place of hope, was opened in 2013 and currently it has 65 children. Its main focus is education.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :