Mr Timothy Mudarikwa Executive Director of Zimbabwe Association of the visually handicapped (ZAVH) headquartered in Masvingo was recently appointed to the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Board of Zimbabwe and received his confirmation of appointed from Honorable Minister Sekai Zenza (Ministry of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Services) on 29 October 2019. He would be representing the disability sector as a nominee from The Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ).
Zimbabwe is still lagging behind in school enrolment for children with disabilities enrolled at Early Childhood Development an inclusive education report has revealed.
The report reveals that there is only fifteen percent of children with disabilities enrolled at ECD-A LEVEL and ONLY thirty percent at ECD-B level. Levels A classifies ages of 4-5years old and level B classifies ages 5-6years old. Read More
The Miss Deaf Pride 2019 queen, Natasha Sibanda is preparing to take part in the Miss Deaf Africa beauty pageant in Seychelles in November 2019.
Natasha, who was crowned Miss Deaf Pride queen on the 28th of September 2019 after outshining 16 other finalists, is excited to represent the Zimbabwean deaf community at continental level. She explained that such platforms are weighty in raising awareness in the local communities. Read More
The purpose of this paper is to use psychosocial theories of stigma, language and prejudice to discuss the factors that contribute to the transformation of deafness from a stigma to a cultural identity. This paper is not intended to support or deny the existence and importance of a Deaf culture. Rather, it seeks to examine the question: How does deafness, which has historically been labeled as a disability, become the basis for cultural identification? The literature on deafness as disabling, versus as signifying culture, will be summarized. Read More