Chido Govera

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Hear the Zimbabwean activist and social farming advocate talk about the nature of hope

As a child Chido Govera experienced more hardship than most of us can imagine. An orphan in rural Zimbabwe, she was responsible for the care of her brother and grandmother before experiencing horrific abuse at the hands of an uncle. At the age of 11, after turning down a marriage proposal, Govera turned adversary into triumph, starting a mushroom farm by cultivating local waste. That farm bloomed into a journey that has seen her teach over 1000 orphans and young women how to create social and economic opportunities for themselves.

The School of Life Australia will host Govera as she talks about what it means to have hope in the face of adversity and how individuals can take control of their own destiny, no matter the circumstances.

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