About me

fields of expertise

Oratory,dexterity are my talents. My skills are creative writing, Carpenter and quick to learn things by doing.

I´m constantly looking for

The way to strike a balance between social impact and profit making

My profile

I was born in a family of six, I being the last born. My farther is a farmer and a part time builder my mother (deceased) was a potter. My passion in design is influenced by my mother’s pottery work. I grew up in the rural areas in which farming is a source of livelihood did my primary and secondary studies in my home town Mutoko and then moved to the capital city for advanced level. I attribute my success to God who encourages me to be faithful, bold, inquisitive, patient and compassionate. I was involved in a number of leadership roles including peer educator, Head Boy at both primary and secondary levels. During my advanced levels I was elected into the Zimbabwean Junior parliament 2010-2011. My certificates of recognition includes 1st Position in Literature in English and 1st Position Again in Communication Skills 2010-2011 and Junior Parliamentarian Certificate. I also have three certificates from HP-Life online entrepreneurship programme in Basics of Finance, Effective Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship. My disposition to make a difference in the society is influenced by the disadvantage that rural areas have as compared to towns, my wish is to improve the lives in the rural areas. I am inspired to use the lest resources available to achieve even more results.

I am..

First name / Last name

Mike Karimazondo

Country

Project Overview

Wood-Agro Innovation (WAI)

The main aims of my idea are (a) to dispel convention of sticking to formal employment as the only way to get an occupation. (b)foster a culture of resourcefulness and capability to maximize utilization of the available resources. (C) Bridge the gap between existing skills and their usage (practice) (d) To improve food security in the community through utilization of tried freely available farming techniques (e) Help accelerate unemployment reduction through engaging youths into free woodwork training and sustainable communal farming strategies. (f)Reduce the risk of deliberate usage of wrong chemicals so spray food crops by sensitizing the farmers about the detriment of such practices and offering them correct prescriptions. (f) Provide this idea as a working model to governments so that it helps in the crafting of efficient economic programmes. A carpentry workshop and a special farmers' market will be established. The carpentry workshop will recruit and train young people free of charge, when they have acquired relevant skills and knowledge they will be offered a basic start-up kit and guided begin their own enterprise. A learning while doing approach will be used. The unique farmers' market will need a certain fee for the farmers to use it. The farmers will get free advice through brochures, pamphlets printed in the native language etc. for enhancement of their farming practices. The innovative approach here is the usage of available skills and their reproduction through free imparting them freely. The aspect of linking unused skill and practice is also creatively resourceful. More so the intent of the idea is to break the traditional thought that acquisition of skills and knowledge is costly or the notion that a working business model requires a lot of money.

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