Day: April 21, 2022

Mat-South community set for another sign language workshop

Gwanda – Preparations for the second sign language workshop, are at an advanced stage, according to senior officials from Nkomwa Foundation.  The sign language workshop has been scheduled for 18-23 April 2022 in Gwanda. In an interview with the director of Nkomwa Foundation Trust, Mr Pick Nkomwa, he highlighted on what to expect during the workshop. …

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Villagers obtain Disability awareness from Nkomwa Foundation

Gwanda – Zimbabwe based Nkomwa Foundation Trust, an organization that caters for people with disabilities and special needs recently equipped Ntalale villagers under Chief Nhlamba in Gwanda South with knowledge on disability rights and gender-based violence. Speaking during the Sensitization meeting, Nkomwa Trust Foundation leader Mr Pick Nkomwa, gave an insight about the organization’s core …

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Disabled girl’s dream comes true

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Chronicle ReporterSEVEN-YEAR-OLD Ropafadzo Gumbo who is physically disabled started school during thesecond term last year, which marked the start of her journey to realising her dream ofbeing a doctor. Read more Ropafadzo was diagnosed with Ostogenesis Imprefecta (OI) in 2017.This is a genetic bone disorder that is present at birth. It is also …

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People with disabilities more vulnerable to
gender-based violence

Yoliswa Dube-Moyo, Matabeleland South Bureau Chief In Zimbabwe, spousal abuse is the most common form of GBV with women being themain victims. Authorities are on record saying GBV cases rose during the Covid-19-induced lockdownsas men and women were literally locked down together The closure of industries and loss of jobs, it was noted, fuelled friction …

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Faulty artificial leg hinders 9-year-old

Sukulwenkosi Dube-Matutu, Chronicle ReporterFOR nine-year-old Advocate Maphosa who is physically disabled, the walk to school isnot an easy one and attending lessons has become a burden for him. He uses a faulty artificial leg, hence walking only brings excruciating pain to him.He can only get relief when he does not move around a lot. Source: …

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Six Gwanda youths with disabilities train at
Jairos Jiri

Six youths last week travelled to enrol at Jairos Jiri Centre, bringing to 10 youths withdisabilities drawn from the mining town. NFT founder Mr Pick Nkomwa said the trainingwill bring viability to the youths as brand ambassadors for the organisation and alsouplift their livelihoods. “As the organisation strives to change course of the lives of …

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Stigma haunts dierently abled persons

Mthabisi Tshuma, Sunday News Reporter In an interview, Nkomwa Foundation Trust (NFT) founder Mr Pick Nkomwa who leads over150 members of the organisation that addresses challenges and gaps faced by people withdisabilities, said most of their members in Gwanda were struggling to fend for themselvesin an economy affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. “The differently-abled persons …

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Sione AmiduSunday News reporterBible Society of Zimbabwe and Nkomwa Foundation Trust recently handed over wheelchairs, crutches and groceries to rural communities in Gwanda. The organisations handed over 10 wheel chairs, one pair of crutches, one walker, sugar,mealie meal, cooking oil and salt among other food items. The donations were made tocommunities in Gwanda urban, Gwanda …

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