ZIMBABWEAN SOCIAL ACTIVIST VALUES THE LIVES OF UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUTHS


Tawanda Makwiramiti
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Worth Noting

  • Recently the Social activist was awarded with a Golden Award for exhibiting outstanding contribution towards youths in transforming their lives and as well as his Advocacy towards peace and as a responsible leader through engagement of various programs.
  • “I wish to encourage and call upon the corporate world and individuals to join hands with us as a Trust as we try to keep moving in helping people with disabilities around Zimbabwe and all the Nations at large,” said Tawanda

He was once robbed hi intended privilege by a certain company that was supposed to help him and this made him to think of helping others through a nonprofit Organisation in order to help the marginalised and underprivileged members of the society.

Tawanda Makwiramiti doing charity work

Tawanda Makwiramiti started to notice what was a challenge to the Community and has been exhibiting outstanding contributions towards the youths and the less privileged in transforming their lives and as well as Advocating peace through engagements of various projects.

Makwiramiti is the Founder and managing Director of Green Light International Trust which is a Zimbabwean Non-Governmental Organisation that seeks to help all the underprivileged members of the Zimbabwean Community and the whole Globe. Green Light International Trust is a nonprofit capacity development Organisation founded in 2015 under the leadership of a young man with a great passion and determination to see to it that all have the same status.

Recently the Social activist was awarded with a Golden Award for exhibiting outstanding contribution towards youths in transforming their lives and as well as his Advocacy towards peace and as a responsible leader through engagement of various programs.

Tawanda Makwiramiti was awarded early this month by United Nations and International Peace (UNIP) and the activist said he was thrilled to receive the Golden Award and he said that it was a sign that his charity work is now being recognized globally. ” I am delighted to receive such an honour and it’s a clear sign that my charitable works are now being recognised.” said Tawanda. In one of the congratulatory messages, Tawanda was given the award for his hard work and dedication towards his Society. ” Thank you for your hardwork and dedication towards the Society.” read part of the congratulatory message.

During an interview, Makwiramiti said he gives a special mention to one of the Directors of UNIP Dr Bashir who helped with his work to be recognised Internationally. ” I would like to thank Dr Bashir who recognised my works and I am glad that my works are beginning to be recognized and I am happy to receive such an award.” said Tawanda.

Born 35 years ago, Mr Makwiramiti was driven to start the Trust after a nasty incident in which a company which was supposed to help him eventually ended up robbing him. ” I was driven to start the Trust after I was robbed by an organization that was supposed to help me and that incident drove me to help those who are underprivileged.” narrated Makwiramiti.

Tawanda Makwiramiti

Tawanda is an individual and a driver of the social work and also the creator of interventions that helps to generate smiles to the bedridden and marginalised youths in this Country and beyond. ” I am happy to get such a recognition and I will continue to drive the social word and as well as the create interventions that will help to generate smiles to the bedridden and marginalised youths.” said Tawanda. With the Organisation’s work, it intends to cover the world-wide Society and Tawanda said the Golden Award will enhance the Organisation to be recognised and receive positive recognition.

Green Light Organisation is currently based in four other Countries including South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Burundi. Its Head Office is in Harare Zimbabwe. According to the Founder, the Organization wishes to encourage and invite the Corporate World and well-wishers to join hands with them as they embark in helping people who are underprivileged and as well as marginalised.

At the time of going to press, the director said that his Organisation was in the process of establishing many wings and they were in the process of having a centre for persons living with disabilities. ” As an Organisation we are still expanding and we are currently working on establishing a wing where we will be helping people with disabilitsaidcand to make them feel at home and be loved.” said Tawanda. The centre will shelter those who have severe disabilities and they shall be receiving physiotherapy and medical assistance. ” The intended centre will be targeting children with severe disabilities and they will be receiving physiotherapy and medical assistance at free of charge.” said Tawanda

The Director however pleaded with the corporate world and individuals to help in shaping up the centre and have it been a habitable and conducive for persons with disabilities.

“I wish to encourage and call upon the corporate world and individuals to join hands with us as a Trust as we try to keep moving in helping people with disabilities around Zimbabwe and all the Nations at large,” said Tawanda

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