The Grain Marketing Board (GMB) recently donated groceries to key vulnerable groups in our society under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. It is the GMB`s desire to extend the CSR programme to all corners of Zimbabwe and positively have a direct impact to the vulnerable groups in the society, it is with that vision in mind that the Corporate Communications Department (CCD) carries out donations as a show of good faith.
Charities that benefited from the gesture recently are Nyajena Rural District Hospital, Copota School of the Blind, both in Masvingo Province and Nzeve Deaf Children`s Centre in Mutare. The bulk of groceries donated comprised of the Silo range of products as way of showcasing the GMB brand and as way of boosting brand awareness and sales. Speaking during the handover ceremony at Copota School of the Blind, guest of honor and GMB Regional Manager Mr. Taonga Makuvara said disability is not inability. “Disability is matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone,” he said.
This statement evoked praise and was embraced by those present as it was more or less likened to the institute's moto that read, “I will try”. Also speaking during the handover ceremony at Nyajena District Hospital Mr. Makuvara said that GMB`s mandate is set that no one dies of hunger and in respect of that stance the best way to ensure that, is by providing for pregnant and nursing mothers. This is a sure guarantee for future generations who in turn will be at the helm of production.
GMB`s hand was also extended to Nzeve Deaf Children`s Centre in Mutare and the event was graced by Mrs. Sharai Remba, GMB Mutare Coffee Depot Manager as the guest of honor. Mrs. Remba expressed that it was indeed a privilege and honor to share with the less privileged in our society. She also acknowledged various life skills that were undertaken by youth at the institute and assured them that for them just like everyone else the sky is the limit.
She added that the youths should not be afraid to take on any challenges that pose to shape their career prospects. Mrs. Remba said it would be an honor to have to work with trainees from the centre after they have acquired relevant skills. 2 THE JOYS OF GIVING GMB Regional Manager, Mr. Taonga Makuvara far right handing over donations at Nyajena District Hospital in Masvingo recently.