PITF: Interview with Caroline Shumba – MayoZim

Caroline Shumba

Caroline Shumba is a Zimbabwean advocate and an active youth leader in her community. She is the Provincial Representative for Marvel Act Youth Organization in Zimbabwe (MayaZim) where she serves in various initiatives since 2015.

  1. What does it mean to be a global citizen?

Being a global citizen means you are conscious and aware about universal events and you have an understanding of how what happens in one geographical location can affect events in another such as global warming; Africa has the lowest emission rate but it is also affected by climate change. It also means you know your place in the world, that is taking the responsibility to positively impact communities. Taking active roles in making a difference to humanity, enhancing sustainability.

  1. In regards to the SDGs, which one do you feel impacts you the most? Which one are you passionate about?

Wow, l have to say if an issue made it to the 17 sustainable development goals set, then it sure is immense and impacts any global citizen significantly.
I am more passionate about youth empowerment so l will have to say goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) for it is a solution and achievement of other goals. For example, goals 1 (No Poverty) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).

  1. How did you get involved with your organization?

Its a vision that falls on my passion. I have always had a thing for making a difference and MAYOZim gave me the opportunity to impact humanity. I just found myself playing an active role in organising and conducting some of the activities the organization implements
I simply found my purpose in the mandate of Marvel Act Youth Organization Zimbabwe (MAYOZim).

  1. What makes you passionate about what you do within your organization?

People. I have a passion for humanity and just knowing that whatever we do will make a difference to someone keeps me going, nomatter how small a difference… after all, Rome wasn’t built in a day right.

  1. How do you see Move the World and your organization collaborating?

SDG 17 huh! Lol
The mandate of Marvel Act Youth Organization includes developing youth leadership and covers a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is inline with what Move the World is also thriving for. A collaboration of these Move the World and MAYO will see leadership skills development in young people as well as a change in humanity through young people. Our mission and programmes designed to Move the World.

Interviewed by Habiba Abdallah

Get in touch with Caroline and MayoZim:

Instagram: mayozimbabwe
Twitter: @CarolineShumba5
Facebook: Caroline Shumba
Instagram: mamoyocarol

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