Frontline Institute Graduation 2013
The graduation ceremony took place at Frontline Institute in Shamva where a total of 108 participants received certificates in project management courses.
Guests included the guest of honour Indian Ambassador to Zimbabwe His Excellency Jeitendra Tripathi, embassy of Mozambique officials, local government representative, partner Ngos, Ministry of Education representatives, local chief, and the Shamva community members. The day started with guests viewing exhibitions by the participants who showcased some of the projects activities that they engaged in during the course of their studies at Frontline Institute.
The exhibitions included horticulture shelter making, energy saving wood stoves, solar cooking demonstrations as wells oral presentation on the history and Frontline Institute.
In line with protecting the environment the participants presented 1000 tree plants to guests so that they can be a part of the tree planting and conservation initiative.
After the tour of exhibition stands guests were seated in the hall were proceedings started with Frontline Institute singing Zimbabwe’s national anthem followed by introductions.
Presenting his key note address Ambassador Jeitendra Tripathi commended the work being done by DAPP Zimbabwe saying it goes a long way in economic empowerment of communities around the world.
He said the concept of Solidary Humanism that is at the core of Frontline Institute is a promise that the world can become a better place for all humanity. Speaking at the same occasion Frontline Institute principal, Mr. Luckson Soda commented on the introduction of the new 6 months program titled “Óur Humana People to People World” saying one of the many aspects of the program is to train participants in ways of combating global warming. He said "global warming is a challenge that if ignored will negatively affect the whole world"
Mr Soda re -affirmed that DAPP Frontline Institute will continue to do its part by equipping development workers with skills that work in the world we live in today, such as the adoption of innovative low cost ideas that were exhibited by the participants.
Participants who also gave testimonies at the event said their focus has shifted from watching development happen around them, to being the drivers of development and role models in their countries.
The graduates were drawn from 12 countries that are Angola, China. Brasil, Guinea Bissau, DRC, Namibia, Malawi,Zambia. Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ecuardo and Mozambique.
The event ended with refreshments and guests received some fruit baskets grown at the Institute.