HARARE - International Institute of Philanthropy (IIP) yesterday conferred Prophetess Ruth Makandiwa, wife to United Family International Church (UFIC) founder and leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters.
Speaking after the convocation graduation ceremony held at a Harare hotel, Prophetess Makandiwa’s spokesperson Fortunate Kufakunesu said the doctorate degree was a result of the work she had invested in charity.
“I personally believe that she deserves this doctorate because of the work she has done for many people and I am glad it now being recognised by the secular world. She has invested her heart in reaching out to other people, not just to the church but also to the whole country,” she said.
UFIC’s Agape Family Care which is headed by Prophetess Makandiwa recently made a donation of groceries to more than 200 widows during a church service and she has also donated top-of-the range medical equipment to Kadenge Rural Health Centre as well as food stuffs to Tanyaradzwa Children’s Home in Murehwa.
IIP is an organisation dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of philanthropy, improving its practice while simultaneously acknowledging and honouring philanthropists.
Prophetess Makandiwa was among 10 graduates conferred with the Humane Letters Doctorate degrees. Among them was legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimra commissioner-general Gershem Pasi, out-going Zinara boss Frank Chitukutuku, Avenues Clinic CEO Merissa Kambani and Isabel Chihuri, vice president of Kuyedza Women’s Club.