The much anticipated launch of a humanitarian initiative named Becky Casting Foundation which is being spearheaded by Becky Casting Agency has roared to life after a two-day fete filled with cultural activities, feasting, networking, arts perfomances and food hampers donation.
By Mthabisi Tshuma, Becky Casting Agency PR
The event was held at Inqama village in Umzingwane district Ward 10 on Friday and ended on Saturday the 21st of August 2021.
Notable among the guests was Umzingwane legislator Cde Levi Mayihlome, musicians Sandra Ndebele, Madlela Skhobokhobo and Mzoe 7.
Over 50 elderly people where the first beneficiaries of food hampers sourced by Becky Casting Agency and Becky Casting Foundation director Bekezela Dube aka Becky.
The foundation is meant to assist the less privileged members of society in aspects that include improving their social lives. Focus will be on helping communities in different areas in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
It is against this background that the Becky Foundation aims at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are recognised globally and are regarded as essential to the future sustainability of our world.
This is part of moving in to achieve SDG1-3 which are namely, (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being.
Speaking on the sidelines of the launch at her rural home, Becky said:
“Being a child that grew up here in Inqama village l saw it necessary to give out to old people who are the pillars of our society.
“The village is one of the farest. Most of the people here are vulnerable and the launch is to give back to Zimbabweans who have been supportive of my work as a casting agency,” said Becky.
Becky said as per the phrase that charity begins at home, she felt obliged to give back to her people.
“The main goal is to uplift the lives of the rural people. This day means a lot for me as l got people to understand more what l do.
“Being graced by the Honourable Member of Parliament for Umzingwane who took time to explain to the people what Becky Casting Agency is all about is a blessing.
“Depending on the jobs that come for the agency we hope that the intiative continues every year,” said Becky.
Becky has been doing humanitarian work for a while now which also includes paying fees for vulnerable kids.
“My mother is a teacher at Sigite Primary School and yearly l check with her the number of kids who haven’t paid fees and l sometimes cover for all them and if it’s Grade Seven l also pay for those who have challenges in paying examination registration fees,” she said.
Sandra Ndebele who is part of Becky Casting Agency and recently landed a cameo role in the Netflix’s The Bad Bishop hailed the gesture by Becky of uplifting communities.
“I am so humbled with the gesture by Becky for promoting youthful people who want to shine.
“This is something that is very great,” said Sandra Ndebele.
Mzoe 7 who recently joined Becky Casting Agency said:
“I started working for Becky Casting Agency last month and l hope that my skills as a screenwriter and an actor will be a breakthrough in growing my brand.
“I am expecting to getting roles and being at this event is a privilledge as Becky’s company has managed to change the face of the people of Zimbabwe. Through such platforms we hope to grow also as artistes,” said Mzoe 7.