Helen Zulu-Kawadza is a much beloved, respected and honored leader within the local church sports outreach movement. A women of great vision, administrative skills and unending energy, Helen helps her husband Ben direct CSRM's movement in Zimbabwe. Together, the Kawadza’s oversee not only CSRM's endeavors in their country but are also recognized leaders throughout Zimbabwe, Southern Africa and beyond. They are currently developing sports ministry within their country in all spheres, the church, the local government and within community centres in Harare and Cromlet. A great amount of their ministry work within Zimbabwe is working with under-privileged and marginalised people using sports. Ben has written several Sports manuals currently endorsed by USAID, World Education and the government through the Ministry of Education in Zimbabwe training on HIV/Aids using sports. Both are taking primary roles in envisioning, planning and expediting the very first African Continental Sports Outreach Summit.
Helen is not only a ministry leader but also a business-woman. Helen has a real heart pull for poor and marginalised communities in Zimbabwe. She started a FMCG distribution business keeping this heart-pull in mind. They distribute basic groceries into marginalised communities ensuring the poor and under-privileged get the basics but also without having to pay inflated and exorbitant pricing. She has successfully done so and has made an impact being one of the few invited to speak on this achievement within the Army. Helen also heads Naniso which is a local non-profit formed to complement CSRM Zimbabwe.
Helen and her husband Ben, parent six children, Jonah, Matthew, Samuel and Daniel born of them and adopted, Noreen and Tapiwa. They reside in Harare, Zimbabwe, active members of Northside Community Church (Ben served for 7 years as Youth Pastor). Helen holds Business & Marketing qualifications, and a Counselling Certification. She currently is the Chaplain for Zimbabwe’s Woman Soccer National team, The Mighty Warriors. As REACHgathering's co-emcee Helen’s infectious personality will be used to inform, inspire and encourage all in attendance