‘My motivation? The privilege of working in this office. The knowledge that anybody can contribute to a better world. If you focus on results, mountains will move. I used to walk sixteen kilometers to school every day and now I’m a minister.’ Those are the words of Professor Amon Murwira, an ITC alumnus and the Zimbabwean Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Development.
Moreblessings Shoko became this year’s winner of the Marina van Damme award. This ambitious UT graduate aims to empower girls in Zimbabwe by using drones. Drones that will fly to rural areas of her home country and provide girls with sanitary pads, and therefore the chance to go to school.