my Leadership achievements
Chevening is looking for individuals who will be future leaders or influencers in their home countries. Explain how you meet this requirement, using clear examples of your own leadership and influencing skills to support your answer.
The British government passion about developing young leaders for a better Zimbabwe has sparked my passion and ambition to apply and become part of their prestigious Chevening Scholar. My ambitious interest in leadership and development of my fellow countrymen and countrywomen combined by working with your institution would be a unique and enriching experience for both parties with young Zimbabweans at large.
With a successful leadership and philanthropic experience I have with minors at Blue Hills probation in Gweru under programs by Boost Fellowship and Enactus Zimbabwe. I have developed strong expertise in rehabilitation, councilling, financial literacy programs, entrepreneurial awareness and enhancement projects as well as project management.
Leadership through social entrepreneurship
I joined Enactus Midlands State university club in 2016 and I was elected the Finance Director of the social entrepreneurship club. We initiated a recycling vertical gardening system which we partner with orphans at Blue Hills Probation center in Gweru as a measure to supplement their needs, activity, money and skills. We trained the juvenile delinquent kids how to construct the vetical gardening structure, planting in the structure and market opportunities for these structure. As a project coordinator I trained more than 18 juveniles from Blue Hills Probation in courses such as financial literacy, basic entrepreneurship, basic information technology, marketing and social engagement. We managed to raise more than US$4 200 in sales from vertical gardening structures as well as more than 40kilogrames of vegetables for the institution. I introduced social engagement days between probation kids and members of our club.
In 2016, we also initiated a new product(temperature bag) to eight family tailors in Senga suburbs who were leaving below the poverty datum line due to stiff competition. This product tripled their incomes . I trained the tailors personal finance management and savings courses.
Other Leadership achievement
being a prefect from form two up to form six
was selected to be a student leader from a student population of over 27000students, Sub Warden for more than 3years during my 4year undergraduate program
Crowned Enactus National Champions in 2017 , i represented Midlands State University as a visual and audio presenter
Enactus World Cup in London, UK 2017 Semi finalist representing Zimbabwe as an audio and visual presenter
In supplement to the above, my internship in Finance Division for which I was managing independently all payments of the whole Expenditure Accounts Dept for Air Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd gave me the perfect insights into your current targeting young graduates in bridging the leadership crisis to the rest of Zimbabwe.
I succeed at working independently as much as I enjoy mutually sharing creative ideas, mentorship program, financial literacy programs with other team members. I am enthusiastic about studying my masters degree now given the opportunity to widen my knowledge, exposure and necessary skills required to be a force of leadership to other young Zimbabweans.
With God being my helper i am looking forward to be part of the Chevening Alumnus leading the Zimbabwe