I have had a fair share of failures but that has never kept me down. My path has been characterised by numerous rejections, sleepless nights and a number of attempts at the same hurdles. Most people do not know this because well, we are a society that only celebrates and acknowledges successes while shunning our failures as if they don’t exist.  After reading about Failure CV’s by Melanie Stefan my mentor Dr I. S Malila challenged me to make one.

 

Below is my failure CV to the world, an attempt to balance the record and reflect on how my failures have made me stronger. With each fail l rise, determined and with more direction and enthusiasm. Had l given up on the first fail l wouldn’t be where l am today.

Dream | Believe | Achieve

DEGREE PROGRAMS I DID NOT GET INTO


2019

MSc International Development, University of Birmingham

MA International Development, Dalhousie University

2018

MSc International Relations, University of Cape Town

MSc International Development, University of Bristol (Deferred)

2017

MSc International Relations, University of Pretoria

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS I DID NOT GET


2019

SASEP Dalhousie Canada

2017

Chevening FCO, United Kingdom

Irish Aid Fellowship

2016

Chevening FCO, United Kingdom

OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

Botswana 50 under 50

FELLOWSHIPS & PROGRAMS I DID NOT GET


2018

Mandela Washington Fellowship

Women Deliver Young Leaders Program

CAUX Scholars Switzerland ( Deferred )

Community Solutions Program

Institute for the study of Human Rights ( Incomplete )

2017

WISE Learners Program

Young leader for the Sustainable Development Goals

Volunteering International Professionals (VIP) Fellows Program

African Leaders Academy (ALA)  Fellowship program

2016

Mandela Washington Fellowship

Women Deliver Young Leaders Program

African Union Youth Volunteer Corps

POSITIONS I DID NOT GET


2019

Women Protection & Empowerment Officer, International Rescue Committee Zimbabwe

UN Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Officer ( Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling) Algiers

2018

Interpol Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Zimbabwe

2017

Gender Advisor, ActionAid international Kenya

2016

Gender Program Officer, World Vision , Zimbabwe