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March 2017

PROWEB on Youth Empowerment

By | News

Are you a recent graduate struggling to secure a job? Have you spent years looking for a job and still have not been called for an interview? Are you facing fears of joining the corporate world? PROWEB gives you a chance to learn more of the corporate world, how to handle interviews and how to adapt to the workplace. Other youths have done it, be part of the web that’s bringing professionalism to the workplace. Below is one of the youths who have benefited from the PROWEB/ Zimbabwe: Works program.

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Gamuchirai Nyamakura graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a BSc Honors Degree in Agriculture (Animal Science) in October 2015. A whole year passed by, Gamuchirai could not secure a job due to economic hardships in the country and little career guidance. She then learnt about the PROWEB Youths Equipped for Life Project under the Zimbabwe: Works where she attended a Capacity Building Training in Employability and Life Skills in 2016. These sessions equipped her with relevant professional skills for the work place which include work conduct, CV and cover letter writing , grooming and etiquette, presentation skills, assertiveness and goal setting. The desired outcome for PROWEB is to transform the lives of young women through different capacity enhancement trainings to develop the skills necessary for an active and stable professional life , giving guidance on getting a job and offering internship placements.

After the training workshops, Gamuchirai was referred by PROWEB to three interviews within the private sector companies for internship. The first two interviews managed to boost her confidence such that when she was sent to the third interview at Profeeds she performed exceptionally well and was hired as a graduate trainee. Gamuchirai now works at the Profeeds Centre in Banket, selling the company’s products and offering technical advice to farmers. She acknowledges the relevance of the skills that she acquired during the trainings and she believes that this has provided her with a necessary platform to perform her best at Profeeds.

PROWEB is inviting all young women to be part of this exciting initiative. Come with us and make a difference.

Rest in Peace Professor Primrose Kurasha

By | Current President, Information, News

PROWEB mourns the passing away of its President and Founding Trustee, Professor Primrose Kurasha. She is the among the Trustees who founded the organisation in 2005 and was committed to the vision of seeing Zimbabwe women empowered socially, professionally and economically. She spearheaded successful PROWEB projects. She was a great inspiration, full of energy, wisdom, and love. We will forever cherish the work she did not only for PROWEB but to the women folk at large . Rest in peace Professor Primrose Kurasha

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PROWEB Empowering Youths in Zimbabwe

By | Information, Mentorship, News

PROWEB entered into partnership with the Zimbabwe Works Project, under International Youth Foundation to train . The partnership is training young adults for Employability and Entrepreneurship skills. The desired outcome of the programme is to transform the lives of young women and men through provision of professional and business skills that enable them to participate in key economic processes. The project has since trained 813 young men and women aged 20-35 years and 250 youths for employability. It has managed to place 100 youths for internship and job placement with different companies in Zimbabwe.

Gamuchirai’s Success Story

Gamuchirai Nyamakura graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a BSc Honours Degree in Agriculture (Animal Science) in October 2015. Having received little career guidance together with the economic hardships in the country, she was not able to effectively secure a job. A whole year passed by. She then learnt about the Zimbabwe: Works program which was being facilitated by PROWEB.

Gamuchirai did not hesitate to register and was shortly selected as a beneficiary of the program. Thereafter she was invited to attend a three day capacity building training workshop on Access to Formal Sector Employment held from the 20th to the 22nd of April 2016. This was followed by 31 Passport to Success training sessions facilitated by the PROWEB team which equipped her with personal and career development aspects like knowing how to make a positive first impression, writing a CV and cover letter, assertiveness and goal setting.

After the training workshops PROWEB managed to refer Gamuchirai to three interviews. The first two were at Tererai Trent International Organization and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Both organizations required someone with a strong Crop Science background so she did not qualify. However this experience boosted her confidence such that when she was sent to Profeeds she performed exceptionally well and was hired as a graduate trainee.

Gamuchirai is now working at the Profeeds Centre in Banket where she sells the company products and assists farmers with technical advice. She is grateful for the opportunity to benefit from the Zimbabwe: Works program. Most importantly because the skills that she has acquired during the trainings make her work easier. She says dealing with people in such a challenging environment now comes natural to her!