While many people view disability negatively, a young man from Mutare, Tendai Mazuru is eager to prove that despite one’s circumstances, the possibilities are endless.
Tendai, who did his studies at Danhiko secondary school in Harare up to form four, said he wants to broaden his horizons and take up a secretarial course at Mutare Polytechnic.
However, the young man who resides in Sakubva has to travel daily if he is to attend lectures and as such, an electric wheelchair will come in handy.
“I have been offered a place to do secretarial studies at Mutare Polytechnic. My condition requires that I be pushed on a wheelchair which can be remedied if I get an electric one. I have to rely on friends to assist me and sometimes they will not be available to assist me to get to and from the learning institution,” he said.
Tendai stays with his unemployed mother and needs a laptop, tuition as well as other essentials for his dream to come true.
Despite frustration creeping in as he was supposed to have commenced lessons in January, Tendai, like his name suggests said he is hopeful and will not give up.
“My mother is unemployed and as a result unable to assist me. Despite the gloominess of the situation, I am determined to succeed and in the future I see myself also having an organisation that will assist those who are disabled realise their dreams,” he added.
Those willing to give him a hand can contact him on mobile number 0782352853. His banking details are account number 152004003203, Nedbank, Mutare Branch.