ZIMBABWE EZEKIEL GUTI UNIVERSITY
Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) Faculty of Arts, Department of Social Work was invited to attend the Zimbabwe Disability Summit by Her Excellency the Ambassador of Britain in Zimbabwe Catriona Laing. The invitation was facilitated through the embassy’s esteemed partners UNICEF and DFID, which both have special interests in social work education and disability interventions. In extending this invitation, the embassy and its partners portrayed tacit recognition and approval of the ZEGU Social Work Department’s strategic position to spearhead the involvement of disabled persons in leadership and decision making processes.
UK ZIMBABWE DISABILITY SUMMIT
The UK Zimbabwe Disability Summit brought together high level professionals, academics, people living with disabilities and organisations supporting them from across the country. This powerful representation grappled with issues of exclusion, inequalities, discrimination, leadership and other pertinent issues affecting people living with disabilities. The UK Zimbabwe Disability Summit was held on the 17th of April 2018 at number 9 York Road, Greendale, Harare. This momentous event started at 8.30am and ended at 2pm.
ZEGU was represented by the Chairperson of the Social Work Department Mr P.G Mushore. The FIF Ministries International Secretary General Reverend Nyambo also attended alongside Mr Mushangwe the Director of the Disabled Ministry at HQ.
Serious disability business….The picture collage depicts delegates attending the UK Zimbabwe disability Summit at British Ambassodor residence under the ZEGU banner. In both pictures (from left to right) Mr Mushangwe (Disabled and Helping Hand Ministry Director), Rev. Nyambo (FIF Ministries International Secretary General) and Mr Mushore (ZEGU Social Work Department Chairperson).
ZEGU was offered a place at the summit’s marketplace. This was an arena where organisations showcased their contributions to supporting disability. Although the Disabled Ministry could not manage to showcase most of the things produced by their members, the stand attracted participants with home-made detergents, packed nuts, table cloths and maize from disabled people fields.
ZEGU stand showcasing some of the products made by persons living with disabilities under the auspices of the Disabled and Helping Hand Ministry.
PLEDGES TO SUPPORT DISABILITY ISSUES
At the end of the summit……..Mr Mushore displays his pledge to teach about disability. Meanwhile, SG Rev. Nyambo displays his pledge to become an ambassodor for disability.