The Breeze

13 February, 2017. Starfm Zimbabwe

0900 – 1200
Presented by Tariro Mazvarirofa (T-A-R-I-R-O)

Interspersed with good music, T-A-R-I-R-O talks candidly about issues that affect women on a day to day basis. With a loyal army of “Breezers” she looks at relationships, taking care of the home, health, wealth and just …., keeping a sister’s head above the water. It’s a not-to-be-missed magazine show for today’s woman who is a mother, wife and a career person. Men also tune in to get a better understanding of the female psyche.

Tariro Mazvarirwofa aka Ta-ri-ro “and don’t you ever forget it”, Ma Judah, one half of The Breeze, sassy, bubbly, and she knows what time it is.

  • Flora Chinhaire

    Good Evening. I am Flora Chinhaire, a Founding Trustee of Pathways Autism Trust. My message is that 2 Apriil 2017 is World Autism Awareness Day. Founded by the United Nations in 2007, this day commemorates and honours all people on the autism spectrum worldwide, their parents, families, friends, carers and interest groups. I am a parent of a 16 year old boy on the severe end of the autism spectrum and I want to bring awareness to how this affects all those living with this condition in Zimbabwe.

  • Flora Chinhaire

    Hi Everyone. Today is World Autism Awareness Day. 1-2 in every 100 people around the world is affected by autism. That means between 130,000 – 200,000 people are living with autism today in Zimbabwe. Many, e.g, in the rural areas, may not even be aware of this. Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder that produces deficits in spoken (verbal) language and communication, socialisation, and is characterised by repetitive, rigid, unusual behaviours and obsessions.

  • Flora Chinhaire

    The issues in ZImbabwe today include:
    Social stigma, leading to parents hiding their children away from society.
    Social marginalisation and exclusion.
    No access to mainstream education and vocational programmes. These kids are not in school, even special needs schools, because teachers cannot cope with their unusual behaviours.

    Blame game – parents being led to feel they are “failures”. They “spoilt” their child.
    Superstition and spiritualistic interpretations of the condition. Child is “bewitched” or is being “used” by parents or other members of extended family, for some material gain.