By Byron Mutingwende
Mrs Gertrude Mandizvidza’s star continues to shine as she has once again stamped authority as a person of high achievement when she walked away with two prestigious awards at the Zimbabwe National Women’s Awards 2018.
The awards were held at the glamorous Meikles Hotel on Friday 19 October 2018. The Guest of Honour was Dr. Obadiah Moyo, the Minister of Health and Child Care.
The Zimbabwe National Women’s Awards 2018 coincided with the Republic of Zimbabwe’s commemoration of the Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month held in the month of October.
“We are humbled and honoured to advise that you have been awarded the highest honour and form of national recognition bestowed upon any woman in Zimbabwe. As I am presiding at this year’s edition of the Prestigious Zimbabwe National Women’s Awards 2018, I urge you to continue working hard to positively impact other women in all spheres of life including health and education,” Dr Moyo said while handing the awards to Mrs Mandizvidza.
Mrs Mandizvidza was accorded and honoured with the prestigious Woman of the Year Award 2018 for her special recognition in Early Child Development Services (Leadership Excellence).
The Good Care Pre-school emerged as the Best Woman Owned Pre School of the Year Award 2018 in Zimbabwe.
“In Mrs Mandizvidza, we have the best enterprising Director who always motivates the entire team at Good Care Pre-school and David Mascott Country School to work towards achieving excellence not only in the school environment but the community at large.
“We are humbled that we have been put on the national calendar as one of the best pre-schools after competing and emerging victorious among all state-of-the-art pre-schools in the whole country including those found in the capital city Harare and other cities like Gweru and Bulawayo. The awards add to the existing ones amassed by our Director and the school in the past,” said Mr Solomon Bonongwe, the Headmaster of David Mascott Country School, a sister school to Good Care Pre-school.
The awards were graced by Zimbabwean Female Ministers in Government who congratulated the winners and celebrated their achievements in a move they described as motivating since they hold key government posts critical for decision-making. First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa was also awarded for spearheading the Angels of Hope Foundation whose main focus is to uplift lives of disadvantaged children and other vulnerable members of society.
As a recipient of the Zimbabwe National Women’s Awards 2018, Mrs Mandizvidza will join other successful women to be featured in the historic Magazine: Women’s Magazine, among Zimbabwe’s Top 100 Influential & Successful women of 2018 that will be published and launched soon.
The magazine will be distributed nationwide free of charge to all spheres across the board from schools, colleges, universities, churches, banks, hotels among many other strategic places for a wider all-encompassing reach.