Ranga Chikonzo

Chief Communication Officer

 

 

am a community builder and love to connect with people of all backgrounds and cultures. I believe that it is my calling to bring people together and share experiences, ideas and meals.

A teacher by training, I love to see children and families thrive and I am passionate about ensuring the preservation and propagation of cultural practices to the younger generation. I am the co-founder of Ubuntu Nerudo. As a tribute to our late daughter Laura, who lived her life to the full, I envisage Ubuntu Nerudo to be the conduit through which people can come together and celebrate their unity in diversity so that communities are built and strengthened by showcasing how our different cultures intersect and are governed by the principles of Ubuntu. None of us is more important than the rest of us and we become better members of our communities when we put the interests of the collective ahead of our own. I believe that every person needs and responds to love and that we have to be intentional about loving the people around us.

Having been born and raised in Zimbabwe, I have fond memories of growing up in a community of mutual respect, love and collective welfare. It is the same principle that drives me and that I desire to see more people embrace so that individuals, families and communities can thrive.

I have been married to the co-founder, Ken since 1989 and we were blessed with three children; Laura, Tamara and Ken Jr. Laura passed away from cancer in January 2021 and it is in her memory that we have created this organization so that her memory and legacy can live on through the various community building initiatives.

I am a community builder and love to connect with people of all backgrounds and cultures. I believe that it is my calling to bring people together and share experiences, ideas and meals.

A teacher by training, I love to see children and families thrive and I am passionate about ensuring the preservation and propagation of cultural practices to the younger generation. I am the co-founder of Ubuntu Nerudo. As a tribute to our late daughter Laura, who lived her life to the full, I envisage Ubuntu Nerudo to be the conduit through which people can come together and celebrate their unity in diversity so that communities are built and strengthened by showcasing how our different cultures intersect and are governed by the principles of Ubuntu.  None of us is more important than the rest of us and we become better

members of our communities when we put the interests of the collective ahead of our own. I believe that every person needs and responds to love and that we have to be intentional about loving the people around us.

Having been born and raised in Zimbabwe, I have fond memories of growing up in a community of mutual respect, love and collective welfare. It is the same principle that drives me and that I desire to see more people embrace so that individuals, families and communities can thrive.

I have been married to the co-founder, Ken since 1989 and we were blessed with three children; Laura, Tamara and Ken Jr. Laura passed away from cancer in January 2021 and it is in her memory that we have created this organization so that her memory and legacy can live on through the various community building initiatives.