Let’s be proud of our own great achiev­ers

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — The shar­ing of the his­tory of some of our na­tional he­roes who worked hard to see the com­mu­nity de­velop has proven to be help­ful as it in­spires to­day’s gen­er­a­tion to do bet­ter in life.

His­tory is im­por­tant be­cause it al­lows us to un­der­stand our past, which in turn al­lows us to un­der­stand our present. Some peo­ple act af­ter be­ing en­cour­aged by some­one’s ex­pe­ri­ences. As such shar­ing his­tor­i­cal in­for­ma­tion about our he­roes is the way to go when look­ing at groom­ing lead­ers of to­mor­row.

On Sun­day, the 12th of Novem­ber, we cel­e­brated the 35th an­niver­sary of the death of one of the coun­try’s great­est phi­lan­thropists — Jairos Jiri, who was the first black per­son to es­tab­lish a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, care and sup­port cen­tre for the dis­abled.

Jiri con­trib­uted im­mensely to­wards the fight against the dis­crim­i­na­tion and stig­ma­ti­sa­tion of peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­ity.

I feel we need to name one of the coun­try’s ma­jor roads or streets af­ter him as a way of hon­our­ing him.

We dearly need his rich his­tory to con­tinue to be passed from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion es­pe­cially in ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions. Love­more Kashawo, Harare

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