More than 100 students from Harare’s Prince Edward, St Ignatius, Harare High, Gateway and St Dominic’s Chishawasha secondary schools on Thursday gathered at the TelOne Centre of Learning to network and exchange notes with different industrial practitioners on career paths to pursue.
Speaking to 263Chat, organisers of the event, Emergination Africa’s country coordinator, Farai Mushawasha said their programs have been so effective such that, corporates have seen light in them and are showing interests of hoping in to help.
“Emergination Africa is a Zimbabwe born organization that was started in 2014, and aides high school students from all walks of life on meet with relevant mentors to career paths they wish to pursue and also providing guidance.
“This year would be the biggest since we started, as corporates like ZB bank and TelOne are starting to show interest in our work and assisting us wherever possible,” said Mushawasha.
He also added that, they are targeting high school students because, they are the answer to a seemingly adamant Zimbabwe’s economy.
“We are providing practical exposure to these students because we believe they are the answer to our economy. Text books are okay, but, they need to be in sync as well with the situations we have on ground,” he added.
Emergination Africa is a local based organization that aspires to go continental with programs that aim to empower youths particularly those at “stage 1” (high school), of pursuing different career paths.