14 Aug Kundai Chihambakwe
Country of citizenship: Zimbabwe
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Geography & Environmental Science (Monash University)
Completed scholarship: 2013
Having experienced first-hand the effects of a dilapidated water infrastructure in Zimbabwe and having had to seek alternative sources of water coupled with having worked in an environment that requires sustainable water management, I have the drive to see the Zimbabwe water situation improved. I want to be involved in improving the water management situation initially in rural communities and later on in the high-density areas which are rampant with broken water pipes, poor sewage removal facilities or simply no municipal water and help implement a scheme whereby they can be self-sufficient in managing their water in an integrated manner. My time doing voluntary work since high school has also instilled in me that “Give John a fish and he will eat today, but teach John to fish and he will eat forever” and I believe that the same stands true for the current Zimbabwe water situation.