Govt too broke to give students grants …but will give them loans instead: Gandawa

By Daniel Chigundu GOVERNMENT says it is not able to give students in institutions of higher learning students-grants, but is working on modalities of giving them loans instead. Students through their representative bodies such as Zinasu and Zicosu have been lobbying government for some time to consider restoring students-grants to help poor students pay their school fees and to meet their living expenses while learning. …

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Tose home for the disabled celebrates silver jubilee

By Tapiwa Mutizamhepo Tose Respite Care Home (TRCH) recently celebrated their silver jubilee marking 25 years of providing speech therapy, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy among other rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. TRCH was founded in 1992 by Mrs Desi Page after having worked with children with disabilities in the United Kingdom. With the support of her late husband Tim Page, they set out to fill up …

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Disabled people suffer

…..as government drags to implement UNCRPD commitment By TapiwaMutizamhepo Zimbabwe is a signatory to United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Disabled people, where it pledged its commitment to undertake and fulfill various obligations intended to uplift and improve the conditions of people living with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwean government signed the document in September 2013, this meant the government would ‘promote, protect and ensure …

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NERA pushes for diaspora vote in 2018

A petition has been making the rounds on social media with regards to ensuring that the Zimbabwe diaspora community is able to exercise their right to vote in the next harmonized election. This right to vote for any party of choice is enshrined in the supreme law of the land precisely section 67(3). “All Zimbabweans who were born in Zimbabwe have the right to vote …

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