Pamhidzayi Mhongera
Empowering vulnerable youth and breaking cycles of poverty
University of Pretoria
Social Sciences
  • Pamhidzayi was born in Mufakose in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • After some misdirected choices earlier on in her teenage years, Pamhidzayi went on to have an illustrious academic career. She was awarded a Chevening Scholarship, a Brookings research fellowship, a Graca Machel/Canon Collins Scholarship and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pretoria.
  • Pamhidzayi has been a Human Resources Practitioner for over 10 years for the then Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited.
  • She has also worked as a Microfinance Projects Manager for the multi-donor projects portfolio of MicroKing Savings and Credit Company, and as Technical Advisor for the national Harmonised Social Cash Transfer programme.
  • Pamhizayi is now passionate about producing research and supporting social programmes that empower vulnerable adolescent girls.
  • She is a founding member of Blossoms Children Community and Youth in Transition Trust.
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Greatest achievement: 

Seeing orphans and vulnerable children in Blossoms Children Community breaking the cycle of poverty and vulnerability and becoming empowered youth with a bright future.

Professional interests: 

Working for an international non-governmental organisation serving orphans and vulnerable children and youth; research and consultancy.

Current occupation: 
Postdoctoral research fellow