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Part 1: Getting a job So it is always a very simple thing in theory when one says “I am looking for employment” but just how simple is this process for the domestic worker? There are so many factors which are in play from the time one sets the objective to get a job and...
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We have always spoken and brought attention to the neglect of domestic workers and the need to have their work and personal lives improved for the better by relevant interventions which address their most pressing hurdles. Employers, have you ever wished someone would just help your helper to become that excellent professional as you yourself...
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“she slapped me saying I had not bathed the baby thoroughly, yet I have been working for the past eight months bathing the baby everyday” So began aunty Precious as she pitifully narrates her ordeal at the hands of her employer, wondering what she had done wrong today with a task she has done hundreds...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an almost complete shift of everyday life as we know it, with most effects in the negative. Domestic workers have not been spared in the wake of this devastating threat to daily life, work and survival in general. So much emphasis has been put on the need to stay...
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DWAZ is inviting domestic workers for the whatsapp training on housekeeping. Book for $5.00 USD / $550.00 ZWL. App: +263 715 662 953
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about an almost complete shift of everyday life as we know it, with most effects in the negative. Domestic workers have not been spared in the wake of this devastating threat to daily life, work and survival in general. So much emphasis has been put on the need to stay...
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Copyright: https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2019/12/01/lusaba-fights-domestic-workers-rights/ It’s not everyday that today’s generation open their minds to issues affecting the generally downtrodden amongst us. The usual preoccupation for young people is to follow trends and engage on what they consider the in-thing so that they appear cool and fit in. Not so for social entrepreneur and founder of Chris and...
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Copyright: https://www.ilo.org/africa/countries-covered/zimbabwe/WCMS_751270/lang–en/index.htm Winner of the ILO Innovators Challenge proposes to empower domestic workers with skills that respond to their current working world. HARARE (ILO News) ‘A truly surreal moment when the ILO Director General mentioned my work’ said Ms Mendy Lerato Lusaba, as she reacted to winning the first ever ILO Skills Innovators Network Call that...
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Copyright: https://www.herald.co.zw/new-book-to-encourage-domestic-workers/?fbclid=IwAR37ig2jxofwqWgZSIW7klWTTDQTA8bQ9TgBGgzUJgN923Z2WS13XhEPlP4 Social entrepreneur Mendy Lerato Lusaba believes that encouraging domestic workers to read books will help professionalise their job and have respectable standing in society. To prove her point, Lusaba has published a simple but comprehensive “Domestic Workers Practical Handbook” which she hopes to officially launch and translate into more African languages soon. Lusaba...
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Copyright: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-africa-40828922 Domestic workers in Zimbabwe have formed a WhatsApp group to share their experiences and the challenges they face from the ongoing economic crisis, NewZimbabwe.com reports. The news site reports that many employers have resorted to paying domestic workers by mobile money transfers, which charge users high processing fees. Mendy Lusaba, founder of Domestic Workers...
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