From Public Relations and Communications Desk
As we continue students’ membership drive, last week we were at the Bindura University of Science Education where we were given a red-carpet welcome. As a network for development, we are excited to have made inroads in the following areas; Workshop delivery, Membership Blitz and launch of the BUSE DPN club.
DPN has been teaching university students a number of work-related issued under a program code-named “Work Preparedness Workshops.” Last week, the team managed to deliver a successful workshop at BUSE where our trainers spoke at length on crucial issues such as work politics, customer etiquette, CV writing and most importantly the importance of networking for development.
The workshop which was graced by Development Studies and Disaster Management Studies under the Faculty of Geography was well-attended and students showed the passion and enthusiasm befitting the magnitude of the workshop. As an introductory workshop, the meeting sets our bar high as it indicates that development work is surely gaining momentum in the country.
BUSE workshop registered commendable progress as a good number of students registered to be part of the DPN family. The workshop also presents both low-hanging fruits and outstanding goals as students expressed eagerness to be part of DPN with some saying our brand was the missing linking between students and the development industry. It was no coincidence that BUSE was the first institution where the DPN Student Club was launched.
As DPN we are excited on the occasion of the launch of the Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE) students club. The establishment of the club is part of a series of activities we have kick-started at tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe as we strive to create synergies between academics, development practitioners and students.
The Club which is expected to be a hub of DPN activities at campus level has Makuwaza Kean and Tariro Chigura as its interim leaders pending the club’s elective congress in the near future. We wish them an eventful term of office as they steer the club to a greater stardom through their sterling contributions.
As a network that seeks to promote professionalism in the development sector in Zimbabwe and beyond, we firmly believe that students must be given a grand stage to expose their potentials at an early stage. So, the launch of the club heralds the beginning of a mutual and symmetrical relationship between DPN and BUSE students. We envision an everlasting working relationship to withstand the test of time.
We would also like to thank Dr Mavhura and Professor Manatse, the chairperson of the Geography department, Dr Manyani and the BUSE community for a welcome reception.
As we continue to sensitize students on work-related issues, we are currently rolling out a program of action to ensure inclusive and mutual co-operation as a way to ensure synergies between our members and the development industry are created. We would ensure that Clubs are launched at every tertiary institution to ensure visibility of DPN and our numerous programs and activities.