By Nyasha Mutena
Coca-Cola’s Women’s LINC Zimbabwe Chapter and Minerva have today officially handed over items worth over ZW$1,200,000 to furnish the Special Olympic Zimbabwe offices.
” For over 50 years, the Coca-Cola Company has led a true commitment to showcasing the unlimited potential of individuals with intellectual disabilities and the power of sport to bring people together and transform lives.,” said Patricia Murambinda, Coca-Cola Women’s Linc Zimbabwe Chapter President and General Manager, Corporate Affairs at Delta Corporation.
The donation follows a poultry project for Mutemwa Leprosy Centre in Mutoko District, Mashonaland East Province which came from Women’s Linc again.
“This is a fulfilment of our burning desire as caring sisters, mothers and daughters to the community of intellectually disabled. We realised the Special Olympic Zimbabwe needed a project that can bring forth other developments,” added Patricia.
“Thank you for becoming more aware of those in need. As a founding partner and global sponsor of Special Olympics, Coca-Cola has been at the forefront of the movement to celebrate the limitless potential of individuals with intellectual disabilities and the power of sport to bring people together and, ultimately, transform lives.
“This longstanding partnership is grounded in the shared values of optimism, acceptance and inclusion, which Special Olympics and Coca-Cola have brought to communities across the globe over the last five decades,” said Mr Clever Mugadza SOZ Board Chairman.
The Women’s LINC is a network of women employed in the Coca-Cola system focused on engaging, inspiring and developing them to drive total business performance and establish a strong reputation as a great place to work for women. The initiative empowers women so that they can also enable others and influence their environments. The Zimbabwe LINC chapter draws its membership from The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Beverages and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited.
The Coca-Cola Women’s LINC was established to enhance the attraction, engagement and development of female colleagues through opportunities such as industry panels, networking events, mentoring, and community engagement which forms the heart and soul of our operations.