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Two Zimbabweans chosen for Meta (Facebook) #Changemakers

Two local Zimbabweans have been selected by Meta (previously known as Facebook) for their inaugural #Changemakers campaign.

The #Changemakers campaign is a collection of short films which illustrate innovative ideas from six individuals across Southern Africa.

Among the chosen ones are Maxwell Chimedza who came up with an idea to help conduct lessons on WhatsApp during the Covid-19 lockdown. Chimedza created WhatsApp classrooms when schools were closed.

Speaking about his innovation Maxwell said: “I was helping them for free, just out of passion because you can not teach without passion.”

Another Zimbabwean chosen for the campaign is Kerita Tawana Choga who launched an errand-running service called Tuma Kerri. The runner service which was launched in November 2020 already serves hundreds of customers mostly from the diaspora who want to deliver goods or get other chores done for them in Zimbabwe.

“Facebook has given me a big platform and I’ve been endorsed by major influencers. This platform has helped my business grow,” Kerita said.

Other individuals chosen include Lulu Wood and Kapasa Musonda from Zambia, Davy Tsopo, PJ Sabbagha and Nomatshego Khutsoane from South Africa. Nehanda Radio

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