Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa
MASVINGO - Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) will on Friday, September 15, 2017 host its inaugural Fundraising Dinner Dance at Great Zimbabwe Hotel where Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be the guest of honour.
Chairperson of the GZU fundraising committee Dr Andrew Chindanya said that after four years of massive growth and expansion GZU was now in a position to make major developmental strides.
He said the new phase of GZU's growth and expansion will be achieved through a stakeholder-driven resource mobilisation initiative.
"The stakeholder-driven resource mobilisation programmes are expected to develop the University at an unprecedented rate and in a short period of time. The goal of the stakeholder-driven fundraising initiatives is to raise funds to provide support for capital projects, infrastructure, and academic priorities at the university.
"The first of these initiatives is the hosting of a fundraising dinner dance by the University on September 15, 2017 at the Great Zimbabwe Hotel in Masvingo where the University's employees, students, Alumni and other stakeholders are being called upon to share a passion for the extraordinary university and the great journey it is embarking upon," said Dr Chindanya.
"While we have achieved a lot since 2012, there is much more to do as we march towards building a state-of-the-art Main Campus at our natural home adjacent to the Great Zimbabwe National Monuments.
"We believe partnerships with our valued partners on such occasions and in such capital projects will firmly establish Great Zimbabwe University among world-class universities," said Dr Chindanya.
Since 2012, GZU has transformed and developed itself into a reputable and robust institution of higher learning in the country, region and internationally through the ingenuity and remarkable judgement of its University Council and Management.
With little resources at its disposal, the university has been transformed from a single facility institution into a magnificent and vibrant multi-campus institution in just over four years.local