A pupil from Henry Murray School was last recently crowned the 2019 Masvingo Province’s Miss Disability at the end of competitions held on November 16, 2019.
The highest positions, Miss Disability and first princess were taken by pupils from two different Reformed Church of Zimbabwe (RCZ) schools namely Henry Murray and Copota.
Surprise Makanzire beat Fadzai Marape of Copota School and Dazzy Muzvidziwa of Ratidzo Zimcare Trust who then emerged the first and second princesses respectively.
RCZ educational secretary, Shava said the church was honoured to have two pupils from their schools as the first and second winners of the contest.
He also expressed his appreciation to the funders of the programme.
“We are very proud of the pupils who became winners of the Masvingo Miss Disability contest especially those from RCZ schools. We also would like to show gratitude to the people whom made the competitions possible through financial support,” said Shava.
The programme was founded by Vimbai Chasa with the aim of making it a tool and a platform for fighting stigma and discrimination which people with disabilities face in communities.
One of the funders was Solomon Matsa who said he believed that such programmes were vital to break negative perceptions about people with disabilities.