FACT Zimbabwe Executive Director, Mrs Gertrude Shumba (Second from Left) and Programs Director, Mrs Jenifer Tavengerwei (Second from Right) flanked by Corporate Social Responsibility Network Zimbabwe (CSRNZ) Board Member, Mrs Tabeth Melusi (Centre) and CSRNZ Executive Director, Mr Willard Ruzawo after receiving the award on behalf of FACT Zimbabwe from the Director in the Manicaland Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution’s office Mr Terrence Machocho (Left).
19 August 2022: On the occasion of the #WorldHumanitarianDay, FACT Zimbabwe received an award from the CSR Network Zimbabwe for distinction in Community Empowerment and Social Impact during the 6th edition of the South-East Region Awards ceremony held in Mutare.
The 2022 edition of the awards ceremony which ran under the theme, “Celebrating Sustainability Excellence-TowardsAchieving Vision 2030,” saw winners mobilized from the diverse sectors and industries creating a positive impact on Zimbabwe’s sustainable development agenda and the promotion of the Government of Zimbabwe’s vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Manicaland Province, Honorable Nokuthula Matsikenyere, the Director in the Minister of State’s office Mr Terrence Machocho applauded the work being done in various sectors of the economy and social responsibility towards sustainable development.
“The Government of Zimbabwe is grateful for the work being done to see the economy running and also the lives of Zimbabweans being improved. The work that is being done is not going unnoticed as we are gathered today to celebrate distinction in contributing to the Government’s vision 2030 and the global Sustainable Development Goals,” he said.
Also speaking during the event, Corporate Social Responsibility Network Zimbabwe Executive Director, Mr Willard Ruzawo commended the various social responsibility activities being done by corporates and non-governmental organizations in ensuring sustainable management of the environment, improvement of the social construct and welfare of communities of Manicaland, Masvingo and Zimbabwe at large.
“In our endeavour to see better living for all, the corporate and non-corporate communities play a pivotal role in the attainment of the 2030 vision. Giving to communities.
“As we conduct our respective business in our diverse sectors we need to be cognizant of our environment, health and welfare of the communities that surround us. If a significant portion of the society is left out all we have achieved to date will be in vain,” said the CSRNZ Director.
The South-East Region Responsible Business Conference covering Masvingo, Mashonaland East and Manicaland provinces, is the route through which companies and organizations take responsibility for their actions and encourage a positive impact through their CSR activities. The regional conference is also a platform to share strategies and solutions that tackle sustainability and vulnerable communities’ challenges.
The awards acknowledge CSR and sustainability efforts and contributions made by individuals, the private and public sectors towards community development in Zimbabwe. Winners are mobilized from diverse sectors and industries, which have positively impacted Zimbabwe’s sustainable development agenda and the promotion of government vision 2030.