Grace Mutandwa is a Zimbabwe-based international journalist, columnist, editor and mentor. She was recenly recognized by the U.S. Embassy in Harare and the Humanitarian Information Centre for exemplary conduct and dedication in promoting gender equality in the media.
Moved by the way Catholic sisters at her high school loved and cared for all the students, Tariro Chimanyiwa decided to join the convent. More than four decades, later, Chimanyiwa, a Domincan sister, is still serving children at Emerald Hill School and Home for the Deaf on the outskirts of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. Sr. Tariro, as she is affectionately called by the children, is a warm, soft-spoken woman who started out as a teacher 34 years ago and now heads the school.
Sr. Tariro Chimanyiwa is a Zimbabwean sister who now is head of Emerald Hill School and Home for the Deaf on the outskirts of Harare. The kindness of Dominican sisters at her high school years set her on a path that her mother found difficult to accept.