The Zimbabwe Open University handed over 6.2 tonnes of maize meal to the Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital on Thursday, 26 November 2020. The ZOU Council Deputy Chairperson, Mr Albert Nduna handed over the consignment on behalf of his Excellency and Chancellor Cde E.D. Mnangagwa.

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From Left: ZOU Council Vice Chairperson, Mr Albert Nduna hands over the 6.2 tonnes of Maize-meal to the Acting Chief Executive Officer, Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital, Dr. Pasi while the Acting Director, Operation, Mr Yakobe and ZOU Vice Chancellor, Professor Paul Henry Gundani look on, in the Sally Mugabe Children’s Paediatric Boardroom on 26 November 2020.

The donation follows the presentation of maize-meal as part of the goods and services emanating from its innovative agricultural activities to the Chancellor of ZOU and His Excellency the President, Cde. E. D. Mnangagwa at the 18th graduation Ceremony on 13 November 2020.  The President nominated Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital as the beneficiary of the 6.2 tonnes of maize meal.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of ZOU, Professor Paul Henry Gundani emphasised that the befitting handover goes down in history as having illuminated inter-institutional collaboration between ZOU and the Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital.  In addition, the donation augurs well with the Education 5.0 philosophy of Community Engagement and Outreach, thus enabling ZOU to participate in the transformation of children’s lives in one way or the other.  Professor Gundani thanked the Chancellor for leading the way through directing them to Sally Mugabe’s Children’s Hospital, a befitting children’s sanctuary.

The Acting Chief Executive Officer of Sally Mugabe Children’s Hospital, Dr. Pasi, acknowledged his Excellency and Chancellor of ZOU for the kind gesture to the Children’s Hospital in the country.  Dr. Pasi said that the gesture will go a long way in sustaining the well-being of the children. The hospital is famous for the separation of the Siamese Twins.

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Group Photo of ZOU Staff and Harare Hospital staff holding part of the donation at the Sally Mugabe Children's Hospital on 26 November 2020

 

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Donation consignment of the 6.2 tonnes of Maize Meal