HARARE – An administrator by profession, Kuda Dube, 24, had his dreams shattered in June this year when he was involved in a road accident.
He injured his hip on three places after a Kombi he was travelling in overturned. Dube was on his way to the city centre from his home in Mabvuku, one of the oldest suburbs in Harare.
He emerged from the accident with a fractured hip bone that affected his waist, hip and back borne. He could not continue with his administrative work.
After recuperating, he decided to do something else. He started a business in his home area that allowed him to gain some income and keep him occupied.
“I refused to be let down by my circumstances and I chose to start a business. I have someone who assists me and I supervise the whole process,” said Dube.
Dube is involved in community activities that allow him to interact with like-minded youths and some with different mind sets.
Zimbabwe is faced with a number of challenges. Citizens have devised different methods of coping with various situations.
Some have gone spiritual, seeking the Lord’s intervention; some have realised that skipping the border is best, while others have reasoned they could make their livelihoods from the communities they live in.
A number of inspirational speakers have emerged with some choosing to speak on aspects that touch the lives of people and seeking to change their thinking to a “can-do” attitude.
Dube is one young man who decided to join a mentorship programme geared at ensuring he realises his potential as a young man despite his circumstances.
He was trained by inspirational speaker and author Rabison Shumba, founder of the Greatness Factory Trust, a non-profit organisation formed in 2010.This interview was done by Daily News,on the 24th of April 2012
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