“The reason why I go into communities, select groups … empower those and bring them back into the communities to inspire change, … because we need to change the way change it viewed. People say politicians or grownups or the successful ones are going to change things in the country, but I think everyone has a part to contribute.”
Chido Govera – a 28 year old Zimbabwean mushroom farmer, educator and speaker.
Clearly a wonderful young woman who overcame poverty, abuse and oppression, and who now speaks eloquently about these things. While her frame of reference is within the third world, I believe that we, here in England do not ‘teach them to stand up for themselves’ but offer ideas, workshops and sometimes analysis hoping that people will find a way for themselves within the opportunities and concepts we both live to and offer.