The Minister of Sport, Arts and Recreation of Zimbabwe Kirsty Coventry has appointed Maud Chifamba to the Zimbabwe Youth Council Board.

Chifamba revealed the news through her Facebook account.

Chifamba wrote:

So excited to let you know that effective last week, I was appointed by the Minister of Youth, the Honorable Kirsty Coventry to the Zimbabwe Youth Council Board. Established by an act of parliament, one of the key mandates of the Zimbabwe Youth Council is to advise government on the needs of the youth. It is such an honor to be appointed to make an impact at such a national level. As someone mentioned “Young people do not need handouts, we need to be included in the places decisions are made for us”. I trust the seven fellow appointees, to carry forward the mandate for the youth.

Head over to the Zimbabwe Youth Council page to learn more about the board and the initiatives we will be working on, including the Youth Business Forum lined up for this Saturday. Get Involved, make your mark.


The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) congratulated Maud and Mrs. Chiedza Juru who was also appointed alongside Maud Chifamba.

As of 2012 Maud Chifamba was the youngest university student in Africa.

She was born in 1997 in Zimbabwe and was accepted to the University of Zimbabwe to study for an accounting degree at the age of 14. She began attending in 2012