S4S UK is proud to work with some impressive ambassadors who play a vital role in promoting our work around the world. They all show an amazing commitment towards our mission to improve the lives of children with disabilities in Zimbabwe.
Takanyi is a Zimbabwean professional tennis player, but most importantly an instrument of the universe used to inspire and be inspired by humanity. He was born in Mbare (Zimbabwe), and moved to the USA as a teen to pursue his dream of becoming an elite tennis player. As a junior, Takanyi won the African Junior Champs and competed at the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2008, allowing him to reach number 16 in the world junior rankings. His pro tennis career has seen him win a Gold Medal at the 2011 All-Africa Games and hoist 5 Futures Titles. Takanyi was raised with the understanding that serving for others is greater than any personal gain. This fuels his strong belief that it is important to recognise disabled people and ultimately nurture an environment that offers equal opportunities.
"S4S is a fantastic organisation that exemplifies what it means to be selfless and stand up for those that may not have the ability to do so for themselves. I support their efforts whole-heartedly and look forward to all the achievements we will accomplish by working together. Humans can do the most remarkable things no matter what happens."
Visit Takanyi's website: www.takanyi-garaz.com.
Matthew is a Zimbabwe professional footballer who currently plays as a midfielder and striker for Halmstads BK in Sweden. Prior to this he was playing as an attacking midfielder for the Kaizer Chiefs in the South African Premier Soccer League. Matthew was born and raised in Zimbabwe and begun his professional career at Monomutapa FC (Zimbabwe), following which he joined the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and then Jomo Cosmos (South Africa). Internationally, Matthew has represented Zimbabwe in the U17, U20 and U23 teams. From a young age Matthew has championed the idea that in order to have meaning in our lives it is integral to dedicate ourselves to loving others; to improving the community around us; and, ultimately, to being part of something that gives us a sense of purpose.
"S4S is a leading organisation dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities. I am fully committed to working with S4S in the fulfilment of this purpose."
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