A 21-year-old wheelchair bound Mutare-based man, Tendai Mazuru is elated and thankful after his prayers were answered through namesake, Tendai Chitowa, who provided an electric wheelchair needed for him to freely attend lessons at Mutare Polytechnic.
Mazuru’s story in which he was appealing to individuals and the corporate world in acquiring an electric wheelchair was flighted on ZBC TV a few weeks ago.
The Tendai Chitowa Foundation, which was at Zororo Old people’s home where Tendai currently resides, was at hand to offer the young man a wheelchair.
“We saw Tendai Mazuru’s plight on ZBC TV and decided to help. As a foundation, we that believe that we can make a difference and the wheelchair, which we sourced from China for $3000 will go a long way in assisting the young man accomplish his dreams,” said Chitowa.
The foundation, through Mr Lloyd Mapunga also pledged to assist with a laptop for Mazuru.
“I did not think that my prayers would be answered. However, here I am today with the dream of mobility now a reality. I am more than happy as I have also received a laptop to use in my studies,” said Mazuro on receiving the donation.
He added that his ultimate dream is to be a receptionist and establish an organisation that assists the disabled.
In order to fully realise his dream, Mazuru also needs financial help at college as he is finding it difficult to pay tuition fees at Mutare Polytechnic where he was offered a place for secretarial studies.
Those willing to assist can contact him on 0782352853