TFYP story: Shamar
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29 November 2021
My name is Shamar T Muchuwa. I am girl aged 23, born on the 23rd of May 1998. I am the first born in a family of three, with two brothers Elshaddai aged 20 and Elroi aged 13. In 2015 our mother died after a short illness having been in an abusive marriage with my father. When my mother died our father abandoned us at our grandmother’s home in Hwedza leaving her to fend for us as he wanted to remarry. Life became difficult for us as we had to rely on our aged grandmother for financial support and she is a widow who is a peasant farmer and relies on her small fields for food and substance. It was not enough and she could not raise fees for my siblings and me and we risked failing to continue with our education. My grandmother then approached the then headmaster of St Anne’s, Goto high school, Mr. Runyowa for assistance as he was assisting others. With his help together they managed to pay our fees. However, in 2017 my grandmother’s health deteriorated resulting in Mr. Runyowa shouldering the burden on his own up to 2018 when he retired from his job. Due to prevailing economic situations as a pensioner Mr. Runyowa could no longer take care of us. He then approached Tariro for Young People organisation and presented our case to them. My brothers and I were then made part of the Tariro family in 2018 up to this day.
With the help of TFYP we have been able to continue with our education. I was able to complete my degree in accounting in March this year at the Chinhoyi University of Technology as Tariro provided everything I required to learn smoothly, be it fees, accommodation, bundles for online learning during the Covid lockdown period and any other necessities that I required during my learning period. They assisted me in getting my degree transcript in order to secure employment. Apart from material support, Tariro for Young People has also been organising campout sessions where I and other young people have gained knowledge through various training sessions about career guidance, entrepreneurship and other social topics like adulthood and etiquette amongst. I have benefited very much from this. Recently with the help of Tariro For Young People I got a job at First Capital Bank. I am looking forward to becoming a Chartered Accountant with the continued support from the Tariro family. I am sure I will be able to achieve my dream in the future. I would like to thank the Tariro for Young People trustees and Father Stebbing for their unwavering support throughout the years to my brothers and I and other young people whose lives they continue to change for the better. May the dear Lord continue to bless you abundantlyRead all News