Murungu (28), a professional fashion designer, urged women to attend relevant schools and perfect their passions so that they could play a part in Zimbabwe’s economic development.
“Gifted women and those trained by others in different skills should turn professional through vocational training at colleges, for them to add value to the economy and become employers,” Murungu told The Zimbabwean.
Murungu said there was no way women could claim their rightful place in economic activities if they were not masters of some trades.
To lead by example, Murungu designs fashion outfits at her studio in Harare and her products are in high demand on the market. Her company designs and sells ready-to-wear outfits and has plans to diversify.
A 2013 Young Designer Zimbabwe award-winner, Murungu says she was born with the fashion-designing passion in her blood. She won the prestigious award after shrugging off stiff competition from ten other high-ranking contestants.
After completing her secondary education, she did a three-year diploma in clothing design technology at Danhiko Training Centre.
She says the project is realising good returns and employs two other professionals, a machinist and pattern-maker. She expects to create more jobs in the future.Post published in: News