Let’s be proud of our own great achievers
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