Event: Youth Group Starts Discussion Series on Careers

Posted on 31/01/2013


The youth online website DefZee will begin a series of monthly discussion sessions aimed at bridging the gap between various sectors of industry and young people. The “DefZee Presents: Your Career” series will feature professionals from the various fields, along with students studying towards the respective career paths. Every fourth week of the month, DefZee will hold a session profiling an industry and the numerous career choices available in the chosen field.

The first discussion session “I’m Gonna Be a Big Dhara Banker” will be held on Thursday (January 31st) at 3 pm at the U.S. Embassy’s Eastgate offices in Harare. The guest speakers Ishmael Chibvunye, a banker with TN Bank and Memory Nguwi an industrial psychology consultant. Entrance is free to interested members of the public.

“The idea is to give young people in schools a clearer understanding of different jobs out there as a way to help them decide on what careers to follow,” says Fungai Tichawangana, Chief Imagineer at Aripano Infinity, the organization that established DefZee. “When I was in high school we had no career guidance and a lot of us found ourselves in jobs we hated, and shockingly, even today many young people still have no guidance for that big decision.”

Food for Thought sessions are held every Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section Auditorium and allow Zimbabwean and American speakers to discuss various issues with members of the public. DefZee was a regular feature of the sessions hosting monthly discussion sessions targeted at youth throughout 2012.

“We’re happy to collaborate with DefZee on this series which should be of great interest to young people in Zimbabwe.  Through our EducationUSA program and other outreach platforms, we aim to provide greater access to information to youth so they can make informed choices about their futures,” says Jillian Bonnardeaux, Acting Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy.

DefZee will film the discussion sessions and share footage in other parts of the country as well as online to benefit a bigger number of students. The youth outfit has lined up potential topics to be covered throughout the year with students interested in hearing more about what lawyers, medicine, scientists and politicians scheduled for February, March, April and May respectively – ZimPAS © January 30, 2013