Cimas reaches out to less-privileged pupils at ZITF


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Cimas Health Group, the country’s leading private medical service provider in partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education on Friday 26 April 2024 brought joy and happiness to 80 less privileged children from rural primary schools who attended this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo.

The 80 pupils selected from Sababa Primary School and Fulunye Primary School, both in Matebeleland South, Greenfiled Primary School, and Kosana Primary School in Mashonaland West Province benefited from Cimas’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. This is in line with Cimas’s purpose of inspiring healthier communities by providing global standard health and wellness solutions.

This is the second year that Cimas has brought the less privileged pupils to the ZITF. Cimas paid for the pupils’ transport, accommodation, meals, and the Trade Fair entry tickets.

The pupils arrived in Bulawayo on Thursday afternoon and had their guided tour of several exhibition stands including the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education stand and the Cimas stand on Friday.

During the tour, the learners also had the chance to explore various exhibitions, interact with entrepreneurs, and gain valuable insights into trade and entrepreneurship.

Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Mr. Taungana Ndoro said the ministry was proud and elated by the Cimas Health Group partnership.

“Cimas Health Group has shown through its Corporate Social Responsibility that it is supporting our heritage-based curriculum which shows innovation by bringing on board to the ZITF 2024 at least 80 learners. These 80 learners from Mashonaland West Province and Matebeleland South Province get to watch enterprises, innovation and watch how we can build this country brick by brick as we envisage to become a prosperous and empowered middle-income economy by the year 2030,” Mr. Ndoro said.

Cimas Health Group, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Vulindlela Ndlovu said as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility they are dedicated to promoting education and empowering disadvantaged children with the hope to inspire them to dream big, aim high, and realise their full potential.

“In partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, we have, once again, invited 80 children from rural schools to come and experience the ZITF for the first time. This aligns with the government’s vision of developing Zimbabwe into an upper-middle-class economy by providing equal opportunities for all.  We trust that this experience will have some impact on their lives and will motivate them to pursue careers in industry and commerce,” Mr Ndlovu said.

“We are most grateful to the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education for this opportunity and partnership.”

Mr. Ndlovu believes taking the pupils from underprivileged families in rural schools on a ZITF tour exposes them to practical experiences in trade and inspires them to become active contributors to the national economy.

“The ZITF Trade Fair, with this year’s theme “Innovation: The Catalyst to Industrialisation and Trade,” is an excellent opportunity for young minds to explore the world of trade, gain exposure to local, regional, and international exhibitions, and be inspired to pursue their career ambitions.” Mr Ndlovu said.

Some of the countries that are part of this year’s exhibition include Botswana, Belarus, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Kingdom of Eswatini, European Union, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, and Mozambique.