14 May 2017

Zimbabwe: Shot in the Arm for Mothers of Children Living With Disability

St Giles School in Harare yesterday played host to a special Mothers' Day event organised by Beauty From Ashes to help mothers of children living with disability appreciate reality.

The event, which is the brainchild of Allan Nhapi a cosmetic physician based on the Gold Coast, Australia attracted parents from different spheres of life.

One of the presenters at the function, Sihle Nyashanu, who is mother to two autistic boys, said taking care of children living with disabilities was possible.

"I will be the first person to admit that it has not been easy at all caring for my boys, but the positive is it is doable," she said.

Nyashanu also explained how she aims to inspire more women by sharing her own experiences.

"I feel honoured to have been given this opportunity to share my experiences and it is my hope that I will be able to touch a lot of parents who, like me, have to take care of their child who is affected by a disability," she said.

The Zimbabwe-born Nhapi who has been based in Australia for the past 14 years, has worked in many hospitals and institutions as a family practitioner, emergency medicine physician and now in cosmetic medicine.

His line of work has seen him interact and treat many patients who have physical and mental impairments.

This sparked a desire to bring lasting solutions to those who face physical and mental challenges in Zimbabwe and Africa at large and that dream is being fulfilled in his involvement in Beauty From Ashes, a newly founded organisation he chairs.

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