4-H Zimbabwe has handed over soccer balls to Chikurubi Maximum Prison in pursuit to keep the inmates entertained and physically fit. Some of the balls will be used by inmates in the psychiatric unit in order to meliorate their condition.

The organization has in the past used sports as an effective tool for addressing various issues like drug and substance abuse, peace and conflict, community development, social cohesion, early marriages and for mental and physical health. The target has been children in rural communities, university students, young people from various political parties and youth from communities amongst other things.

Sport has proved to be an essential instrument to improve mood, to relieve stress and depression, and leads to a better and more balanced lifestyle. Our aim as an organization is to ensure that those in prison are physically and mentally taken care of through sport.

The organization will continue to be working with prisons to support their physical and mental health.