Who We Are
Tugwi Trust was established to continue the philanthropic work that had been started by the late Mr. Ignatius Midzi and Mrs. Euphrasia Midzi. The Trust envisions a Zimbabwe where children realise their full potential and contribute to the development of their communities. As its contribution to the realisation of the vision, Tugwi Trust creates platforms that enable underprivileged children to access services such as education, entrepreneurial skills, wellness, leadership development and active involvement in community development activities.
What We Do
Zimbabwean Communities where children reach their full potential.
To create a platform for under privileged children to gain access services such as education, entrepreneurial skills, wellness, leadership and active involvement in community development activities
- Consistency and innovation
- Diversity and inclusivity
- Team work and responsibility
- Accountability and Transparency
Our Board Members
Nomathemba (Noma) Halimana (nee Phiri) is a results-driven, award-winning Business Management Executive, with extensive experience in strategy development and business planning focusing on business operations, product management, organizational development, financial management, business development and team building within the beverage industry. Noma worked for The Coca-Cola Company from 2003 to 2019 in various roles of increased responsibility in Franchise Leadership, Customer & Commercial as well as Stills Execution in Kenya & Zimbabwe.
A graduate from The University of Zimbabwe with an Honors degree in Economics, with an MBA from Natal University, South Africa, Noma has extensive experience in general management within the beverage industry. She is also an exceptional relationship builder and negotiator, successfully presenting and selling strategic business plans and programs to executive-level decision makers, and collaborates with senior stakeholders to effectively prioritize activities and achieve defined objectives. Noma is passionate about Women Development and has led initiatives to empower female Coca-Cola System Associates via the Zimbabwe Women’s Linc Chapter.
Loughty Dube is currently the Executive Director at the Voluntary Media Council of Zimbabwe (VMCZ), a media self-regulation body operating in Zimbabwe. He has vast experience in the NGO world having served several boards in Zimbabwe and in the region. He is the past Board Chairperson for Transparent International Zimbabwe (TIZ) having served the organization for close to 12 years, starting off as a committee member, deputy chairperson of the Board and later Chairperson of the Board. He was also Board Chairperson of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe) and served as board committee member, deputy chairperson from 2005 to 2012. In 2013 he was nominated as a MISA Board of Trustee at SADC level, an organization serving the interests of 11 countries where the MISA chapters operate from. Currently, he also sits on the Board of the World Association of Press Councils (WAPC) where he is the Secretary General.
Loughty’s skills at Board level are varied and include fund raising skills, corporate governance expertise in policy formulation, policy implementation, financial management, labour laws, communication strategy development and implementation, providing oversight role over the secretariat, programme monitoring and evaluation skills and strategy implementation among other various board functions.
His interest in being part of a Board that caters for children emanates from his original preferences to work and be around children that culminated in me training as a school teacher and subsequently teaching at secondary school in the early 90s.
Kudzai Midzi is a co-founding Trustee of Tugwi Trust. Kudzai is the Managing Consultant of KFM Consultant which he founded in 2000. In his work with KFM Consultants Kudzai is passionate about seeing organisations improve how they manage their funds so as to have in place sound sustainable financial management systems that would increase their effectiveness and impact in the societies, they work in. Kudzai sits on a number of boards including the global association EMPACTA, Zimbabwe Human Rights N.G.O Forum and the Zimbabwe Squash Academy.
Ranga Midzi is a co-founding Trustee of Tugwi Trust. He is a practicing Banker with an international bank. He has over 25 years’ experience in banking, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) consulting and development banking. He was an active member of a private voluntary organisation called Junior Chamber International in which he held several positions such from local President of the City Chapter to various National Positions. From his experiences within JCI, Ranga believes that service to humanity is the best work of life. Ranga is a life member of the National organisation and continues to volunteer his services albeit as an alumnus. As a certified local trainer with JCI University, Ranga continues to offer his services whenever needed.
Ekenia T Chifamba
Ekenia T. Chifamba is a girls` rights activist, Anti-Domestic Violence Council Member, Spot Light Initiative Civil Society Reference Group member and Civicus Alliance Membership Advisory Group Member.She is a Trustee for SAAPA Zimbabwe. Ekenia is the Vice-Secretary for NANGO Northern Region. She is also a motivational speaker, World`s Children`s Prize Foundation Focal Point in Zimbabwe, Fredrica Nauman Fellow, IVLP Fellow (USA), Philanthropist and also the Founding Director of Shamwari Yemwanasikana. The heart of the organisation is to address the concerns of the girl child and protect her from all issues that have the potential to destroy her dreams hopes and full development.
She has worked for several years as a girl child advocate, steering girl child empowerment programmes at a well renowned Girls Rights organisation. Apart from being a champion of girls and women’s rights, she is a qualified and experienced administrator and banker who worked for several years at ZB Bank.
Academically, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources with Zimbabwe Open University, a higher National Diploma in Information Technology with DEXPAC Academy Southern Africa, a National diploma in Human Resources management with Harare Polytechnic and a Diploma in Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe. She also acquired a diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, Gender Equality with special focus on Girls Rights and Sex Trade with the Worlds Children’s Prize Foundation in Sweden in 2015 and a Diploma in NGO Management 1 with Meridian International. She was also awarded a Diploma in Social Work by ALT Foundation and she holds several certificates in Advocacy, Leadership Governance, Fundraising and Counselling.
)Rumbidzai Bvunzawabaya is the sole principal of RBM Solicitors Coventry England and a published author of Girl in the Mirror. She the founder of Migrant Family Support, a non profit organisation supporting migrant families in the UK. She is a co director of Rock Housing and Support Services, a Social Care housing company providing accommodation for care leavers.
Rumbidzai is a multi-award winner and was named Zimbabwe Business Woman of the Year in 2011. She was awarded Business Woman of the Year in the ZIWA Awards in 2014. She was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year in the ZIWA Awards in 2015. Rumbidzai successfully crowd funded for a young woman called Tambu Makinzi raising a record £30 000 in just over three weeks. Rumbi was nominated for the prestigious Women on the Move Awards for 2015.Outside her professional life, Rumbidzai is a mother and wife to Muchada Bvunzawabaya. She is a strong and devout Christian and a preacher.
Sharon Bwanya (nee Maposa) is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Nurture Invest. She is former partner at MawereSibanda Commercial lawyers. She graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with an LLBS (Hons) in 2007 and joined the firm fresh out of law school. She also holds an LLM in the relatively new field of Information Communications and Technology Law with the University of South Africa and a diploma in Human Rights from Bard College, New York.
Outside her professional life, Sharon is a mother of one, wife to telecommunications engineer, Tawanda Bwanya and a citizen activist. She has, while working as a busy corporate lawyer, participated in a TV Reality Series called Imagine Afrika where she visited different African countries implementing programs aimed at eradicating the HIV/AIDS pandemic; and more recently, she played a pivotal role for the Dollar-for-Ebola campaign which encouraged individual and corporate citizens to team up to keep Ebola outside Zimbabwe’s borders. She also is passionate about young students and has been involved in many initiatives aimed at empowering children in Zimbabwe.
Tatenda Magetsi is a cum laude graduate from Bindura University, who holds a BSc in Social Work. With strong interest in the Child Welfare Policy and Practice. Tatenda has been a member of the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe, representing Highfield East Constituency. He has also served on the Student Representative Council (SRC) at Bindura University and has been an avid debater since High School. Tatenda was selected as a Change Maker for the African Leadership Institute’s Project Pakati on Youth Inclusion in Africa. He is also the Zimbabwe National Winner for the World Bank #Blog4Dev Essay Competition and from this development he attended the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC in April 2019. He is actively engaged in addressing local social problems and has been a founding member of the Open Mind Initiative Africa a foundation set to provide training and empowerment to youths who may otherwise not afford a traditional education. He is a Rhodes Scholar, and currently studying his MSc in African Studies at the University of Oxford, UK. Tatenda is also an Alumnus of the Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa (RLC-SA) in the Civic Leadership track. Tatenda is interested in development and advocacy for the down trodden. He is also a Junior Fellow with the Global Research Network. At the University of Oxford, Tatenda is a Co-Convener for the Linacre Africa Network. Tatenda also volunteered with Tugwi Trust as the Program Coordinator.