Tazvitya (Taz) Mukorombindo gave us an engaging presentation on his work in Canterbury helping migrants achieve their dreams.
Taz arrived in New Zealand in 2002 from Zimbabwe and despite having a degree in Commerce and working for 2 years at a large South African Gas firm, his first job was at Mitre 10. Taz decided to do a Masters in Business Administration after a period of time having difficulties himself getting a job that reflected his qualifications and experience. Then he decided to set up a charity, the Canterbury Business Organisation for migrant job seekers to connect migrants in with public and private services that can help them realise their dreams by setting up many with self employment. The main role of the CBA is to connect these migrants with public and private services that can help them realise their dreams.
Taz has been involved with a number of projects including mentoring migrants and micro-enterprise support and has his own long-term dream of creating a centre that will be an international hub and include a covered market.