Indian charities, businesses praise the works of the First Lady. . . . . . wishing to join his Foundation
Tendai Rupapa in NEW DELHI, India
LEADERS of charities and business leaders across India who invited First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa here, yesterday came in droves to express their willingness to partner with her Angel of Hope Foundation as her work hard work and his global empowerment projects continue to touch many hearts across the globe.
They said they were particularly touched by the practical approach, energy, humility and hard work of the First Lady.
The level of interest shown by the Indian business community speaks volumes about the philanthropic work carried out by Amai Mnangagwa.
Widows, orphans, the elderly, ladies of the night, children and people with disabilities are among the primary beneficiaries of the First Lady’s empowerment initiatives, which are open to all regardless of race, affiliation politics and sex.
This charmed the Indian business community and charities, thus prompting them to invite him to India and find possible ways to help him in his philanthropic works.
The First Lady gave a detailed overview of the direction and operations of her Foundation.
Education, health and tourism stakeholders were well represented at this colorful event as the mother of the nation spearheads efforts to improve the education of children, especially girls.
Amai Mnangagwa’s Angel of Hope Foundation works with various stakeholders to pay school fees for children in vulnerable communities and runs a school feeding program to ensure that no child drops out of school because of the hunger.
“Allow me to call you valued friends after yesterday’s glamorous reception,” she said.
“Your presence here is ample testimony to your commitment to Zimbabwe, as expressed to me by the Ambassador.
“Indeed, it is an honor to welcome you to this information session on the activities of the Angel of Hope Foundation, of which I am the sponsor. It’s been a long road since its inception in 2018. The road hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it. With committed friends, I’m sure we’ll do more.
To hammer home her points, the First Lady released well-packaged music videos highlighting some of the projects she has been undertaking through her foundation since its inception in 2018.
In the video clips were projects and programs on cancer screening awareness programs, environmental protection, Covid-19 awareness, school feeding programs, child protection, programs empowerment and working with marginalized communities.
Programs targeting people with disabilities, tourism and education were also featured among many other Angel of Hope programs.
Most of the organizations and individuals who met with the First Lady were represented at the highest level.
Among those present were Mr. Vivek Agarwala, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee for Africa PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Col. Saurabh Sanyal, the Secretary General, Shailendra Jain the Trade Commissioner of the Zimbabwe India Trade Council, Chairman Founder of Human Achievers Foundation Dr Senorita Isaac, Professor (Dr P Tabrez Ahmad, Vice Chancellor of GD Goenka University, Dr Ajeet Kumar Nedungadi, Director of International Admission and Marketing for GD Goenka University, Mohit Srivastava , Director of International Cooperation for the Indian Economic Trade Organization, Hema Agnihotri, Director at the Zimbabwe India Trade Council and Jyoti Sawhney, the founder of Bharat Business Connect, among other organizations.
Dr Senoritah Isaac said she was amazed at the amount of work the First Lady was doing across Zimbabwe.
“We are very grateful to her for coming here and after watching the videos of the amount of work she does, we are very happy to work with her,” she said.
“We certainly want to express our gratitude to her and I have rarely seen people do the amount of work she does in so many areas. We certainly want to collaborate on cancer and its women empowerment programs. It is an honor to come to her place to communicate and meet her.
Dr Isaac then held a closed meeting with the First Lady from which they emerged to talk about the need for the two foundations – Angel of Hope and Human Achievers Foundation to strengthen ties in terms of women’s health and empowerment with Dr Isaac expressing his willingness to visit Zimbabwe for the first time.
“I have never visited Zimbabwe and would love to see the great work you are doing for the people of Zimbabwe,” she said. “As a Foundation, we are willing to work with you so that when you need something, you can let us know.
“I also have women’s groups that I work with all over the world who are equally willing to support the Angel of Hope Foundation in its charitable work for the benefit of the people of Zimbabwe.”
In response, the First Lady chronicled the various works she carries out on health and for the empowerment of women, especially girls.
“We met as mothers and when mothers meet, we start to understand each other,” she said. “What you said about health is what my foundation does too. We are also in the empowerment of women and girls because what we have just seen in our country is that because of Covid-19 most girls have dropped out of school.
“We can’t leave them like this, we teach them some empowerment skills. And when it comes to health issues, I travel the breadth and length of the country to educate our women how important it is for them to know about their reproductive health and how they should be checked over and over again for breast cancer. cervix, because when cancer occurs, it causes problems.
The mother of the nation said late checkups often lead to illnesses like cancer being diagnosed when it was in its final stages, which became difficult to remove.
Amai Mnangagwa is the country’s health ambassador.
Mr. Shailendra Jain was also charmed by the presentation and works of the First Lady who said they were considering various areas to partner with the mother of the nation for the benefit of Zimbabweans.
“It’s really an honor to have the First Lady visiting India and New Delhi as a first stop, we are really happy and we are very grateful for all the wonderful work she is doing and we are looking for different ways to connect with her in various development programs,” she said.
“His commitment to human development is really comprehensive, he is very comprehensive. Her hands-on approach and care for women’s empowerment and access to basic healthcare for all is unmatched.
“It’s a very powerful model and we think there’s a lot of synergy between what India is doing and what Africa is doing, primarily Zimbabwe through Her Excellency the First Lady. Zimbabwe really seems to do as a pioneer in space, we wish him good luck and success in his future endeavours.
Speaking, Ms. Jyoti Sawhney, one of the founders of Bharat Business Connect, said she felt honored to work closely with the First Lady as she was transforming people’s lives for the better.
“I welcome the First Lady to India and we are truly honored to be here and look forward to strengthening bilateral relations with Zimbabwe,” she said. “She is doing great, she is doing amazing work which she is doing through her Angel of Hope Foundation and after meeting her today (yesterday) we now know a lot more about what she does and let’s see how we can be part of it too.
“We would like to help the people of Zimbabwe through the Angel of Hope Foundation of which the First Lady is patron. We are in pharmaceuticals, we are in food products, we are in education, mining, so we are mobilizing everyone to work with Zimbabwe, to invest in Zimbabwe, to strengthen our bilateral relations with Zimbabwe and also support the work of the First Lady.
Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to India, Dr. Godfrey Majoni Chipare congratulated the First Lady for her work and thanked the various organizations for their willingness to work with her.
“First of all, I thank the First Lady for the wonderful job she is doing at home that has captured the attention of all these businesses and business leaders,” he said. “We wish her great strength to continue working wonders and we also thank the various organizations for their willingness to partner with her.”
He said the visit of the First Lady will contribute to the deepening of bilateral relations between the two countries.
The First Lady’s visit, the Ambassador added, came at a time when India was emerging as a hub of global diplomacy and for Zimbabwe to be part of this positive trend was commendable.
This is not the first time that Amai Mnangagwa has been invited to other countries by organizations and individuals charmed by her charity work and eager to work with her.
It was only recently that she was invited to the Eurasian Women’s Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in recognition of her philanthropic work, where the Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Federation of Russia, Mrs. Valentina Matviyenko, has shown keen interest in exploring partnerships with the Angel of Hope Foundation.
Also Director of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, Mr. Evgeny Primakov said that the Angel of Hope Foundation is the most effective and strong partner that the Russian Federation and Russian non-governmental organizations would like to work on issues related to humanitarian cooperation.
She was also invited to China by Chinese business leaders where they had fruitful discussions on investing in Zimbabwe and partnering with the Angel of Hope Foundation in its programs to help the country’s citizens.
With the number of people fascinated by the initiatives of the First Lady around the world, there is no doubt that she is heading in the right direction.