Meet the Secretariat
These are the people in the day to day running of the affairs in our organization and they make sure we have aligned our work towards the programming areas. They strive to offer the best of efforts towards reaching our goals.
Barbra holds a Masters in Forced Migration, BSc in Public Administration & Diploma in Education. Barbra has written and conducted research on Deaf education, Access to Health for the Deaf & Sign language. Barbra has a keen interest in the empowerment of the Deaf and hard of hearing.She has experience in human rights, democracy, governance, elections, gender & education.
Finance and Administration Manager
Perpetual Charuma has 9 years’ experience in Zimbabwe’s financial sector as a Banker and Finance Officer in the Non-profit sector. She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, A Masters in Strategic Planning and is studying for ACCA. At Deaf Zimbabwe Trust she is responsible for financial management and ensuring that all projects are implemented using sound financial practices according to DZT financial policies and procedures.
Paidamoyo Chimhini holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. As programmes manager, she is responsible for coordinating the organisation's projects across the various programming areas and ensures their alignment with the DZT's objectives. Since joining the organisation in 2015, Paida has gained experience in project implementation and management, advocacy, youth empowerment, research, psychosocial support, concept development and training.
Sign Language Programmes Officer
Precious Nkomo promotes access to Sign Language for the Deaf through Sign Language training and interpretation services. She is proficient in Sign Language and has interpreted in public for a including church gatherings, national conferences and on national television. Precious has trained more than 2800 people in Sign Language including health care service providers, police officers and bankers. She has a Certificate in Advanced Sign Language and is studying towards a diploma in Interpretation and Translation Studies with University of Zimbabwe. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing.
Access to Health Programmes Officer
Veronica Mwanza holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. She is a proficient Sign Language interpreter who provides support to Deaf people in various settings. Her work is centred on promoting equal access to health care services, information and education for Deaf persons.
Mirirai Edith Nyabvure
Education Programmes Officer
Mirirai holds a Bachelors of Arts Honours Degree in Development Studies from Midlands State University. As a Programmes Officer, she is responsible for advocating for the right to quality education for children who are Deaf. She has a good knowledge and experience of the Zimbabwe Education system and programme integration with regards to learning, child development, children rights and child participation issues as well as a good understanding of child safeguarding issues and children rights programming.
Tafadzwa C. Chipunza
Finance and Administration Officer
Tafadzwa holds a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Financial Intelligence from the Bindura University of Science Education. He has more than 4 years experience and has worked in various companies prior to joining our team.
Finance and Administration Officer
Valentine Makubaza holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honors Degree in Banking and Finance from Bindura University. She joined DZT as an intern in 2017 and has been providing support to the finance and administration department since then.
Tinotenda Joan Chikunya
Communications & Media Officer
Tinotenda holds a Barchelor of Science Honours Degree in Media and Society Studies from Midlands State University. She also holds a National Diploma in Mass Communication.she has experience in both print and broadcasting media. she works as the liason between the Deaf Zimbabwe Trust and the media and the public. She also disserminates information in raising awareness and advocating for the rights of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Isaacs holds a BA Law Degree and a Bachelor of Laws Degree both attained from the University of Pretoria. He is currently pursuing an LLM Degree from the same institution. He works to promote legal rights of Deaf and Persons with Disabilities in Zimbabwe through promoting equality and access to justice.
Michelle Mutogo holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. Before joining Deaf Zimbabwe Trust she worked in women's rights providing legal support to women in need. Since transitioning to disability rights, she has been instrumental in the establishment of DZT’s Disability Rights Law Centre and works to promote the rights of persons with disabilities through public policy analysis, strategic litigation, provision of legal aid and advocacy.
Merlen holds a Certificate in Sign Language and studying towards an Undergraduate Honours in Interpretation and Translation Studies. She is currently a Programmes Assistant at Deaf Zimbabwe Trust providing interpretation services and other programmes that promote Sign Language.