THE Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) was recently honoured by the Albino Trust of Zimbabwe for their unwavering effort in improving lives of people with disabilities.
The Institution of higher learning was presented with an outstanding social corporate responsibility gong for life changing and saving lives of people with disabilities at an event that was held at Jameson Hotel in the capital recently.
The institute of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) was represented by the Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Alfred Champion Ncube, the Registrar, Professor Daniel Ndudzo, Director in the VC’s Office, Mrs. Ndaizivei Nyamakura, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Culture and Heritage Studies, Professor Anna Chitando and other staff members.
Speaking at the event, the Guest of Honour, Tsarai Mungoni, who is also the Executive Director of the National Association of Societies for the Care of the Handicapped (NASCOH) praised ZOU for their unwavering support towards uplifting the lives of people living with disabilities and albinism.
Mungoni pointed out that ZOU was ahead of all other universities in terms of taking care of educational needs of people living with disabilities and albinism.
Brice Nyoni, Director Albino Trust in Zimbabwe director, Brice Nyoni, also commended ZOU for the good work.
In his acceptance speech, Professor Ncube said that ZOU will continue to carry out projects that benefit people living with disabilities at no cost but as a fulfillment of the institution’s corporate social responsibility mandate.