Heritage School hosts Padare

06 Aug, 2022 - 00:08 0 Views
Heritage School hosts Padare Heritage band performing at the Padare event

The Herald

Nkosilathi Dube Heritage School Headboy

Padare, coming from the Shona understanding,  is a meeting for men where they discuss pertinent issues as well as share ideas and solutions to the problems faced in society.

We as the Heritage School have been pained by the fact that young men have been leaving high school and entering life outside of school without being fully equipped for the adversities that the real world brings.

Therefore Padare is that kind of forum.

Our programme for the inaugural event kick started with an icebreaker where all attendees gave a brief introduction about themselves and their life journeys as well as aspirations.

This was followed by the first speaker Mr Dzidziso Nyadzawo, a former student of the Heritage School and now a practising lawyer, who emphasized that mistakes maketh the man.

The message was thereby stressing the point that young men should not fear failure but instead find motivation in every set back.

After Mr Nyadzawo was Dr Lance Mambondiani, the chief executive of BancABC Zimbabwe.

Dr Mambondiani took the gentlemen for a walk down memory lane, as he shared his humbling journey from the pits of poverty to the peaks of success that he has achieved. He advised young men that, it doesn’t matter where you come from or who you are, life is not a competition with external forces, but is a battle against the internal voices.

A parent at the Heritage School, Mr Razunguzwa, felt troubled and had to address the elephant in the room.

All the young men had highlighted that they aspired to make money or to be rich, in their introductions.

However, the truth is that the love of money is the root of all evil as Mr Razunguzwa said and therefore pleaded that the next generation of men find purpose in a greater cause than money as this will open more avenues of success.

The third and final speaker was Mr Tino Mawoyo, a former Zimbabwe national team cricketer and the founder of the Tino Mawoyo Foundation for the less privileged.

Mr Mawoyo urged the young men of Zimbabwe to be aware of the decisions that we make in our youth, as they shape the men we will grow to be.

Furthermore, he advised the youth that instead of wishing for money and wealth alone, we should instead chase the knowledge of how to manage the wealth once it is acquired.

The evening ran by the theme: “Turning boys into men”, and this marked the beginning of a movement that we need all schools to be a part of, every year.

The event also saw Heritage Band led by Nzinga Dowis Mataire putting up a scintillating performance as she serenaded guests.

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