“Skyze is street lingo for disguise,” Musimuko explains. “We’re going to look like we’re from another world with our new clothes,”.
Musimuko and his friend are amongst a group of homeless citizens receiving clothing, hygiene packs, food, and grooming services at the Hellenic Sports Club. Today, the ‘EatOut Movement ZW‘ launched its first initiative in which CEOs were placed in a position of service to the homeless.
I was curious to see how the reversal of social standing would play out and I witnessed an impressive display of humanity.
Founder of the movement Henry Chigama was once homeless.
“The ‘CEO EatOut Movement’ is a social initiative which is meant to fight social inequalities,..- homelessness and poverty, that’s our main thrust. I was homeless before, and that’s what inspired me to start this kind of initiative. We are trying to bring in people to form a movement that will pull resources, knowledge, experience, skills.. to try and fight issues around homelessness and poverty in Zimbabwe and hopefully Africa,” says Chigama.
The venue was divided into different stations to cater to the homeless’ needs.
Provision was also made for beneficiaries to discuss job prospects with the CEOs.