Team ORAP – Samuel Beta

 

Samuel Beta
Accounts Clerk
Finance
Head Office

1) Clerical Duties, Payroll, Banks liaison.
2) 18 years
3) Project Accountant

4) Contributing to good financial reports that meet the donors’ requirements in an endeavour to retain all those we have worked with.

5) I would like to see an organisation that is financial stable, which is able to withstand the challenges that come with donor funding.

6) ORAP being a developmental organisation envisions communities that are able to feed themselves, that are self reliant. The organisation therefore thrives when every person in these communities are engaged in projects that are meant to sustain them for the rest of their lives. To ORAP, development means changing the lives of these communities for the better. It is an organisation that does not believe in individualism but team work. It therefore encourages these communities to work as groups for better performance.

7) Matabeleland has been marginalised for a long time but the organisations like ORAP have been there for this region, assisting it to conquer its challenges. The sooner the powers that be realise that Matabeleland is a key player in the development of Zimbabwe, the better. I would like to see a region that is free from hunger, a region that is free from political confusion as this detrimental to its development.

8) I was born in Bulawayo, Mpilo hospital on 04.01.1967. 1ST born in family of three, being the only boy. I went to St Patricks, Zamanyani, Marinoha and Mpumelelo Primary Schools before going to Inyanda Secondary School. Studied Accounting with a Higher Diploma in Accountancy. Currently furthering my studies with ACCA.
I am married to Lizinethi Beta with three beautiful children, Clifford, Amanda Clemencia and Celandine Awande Beta.
I hope to finish my Oxford University Honours degree in Applied Accounting in 2016

9) I am so passionate about being with family, seeing my favourite teams win i.e. Highlanders,
Liverpool and Real Madrid.

Today we feature Samuel Beta who is the Accounts Clerk at the ORAP headquarters. He celebrated his 18th anniversary with the organisation and handles the clerical duties, payroll and banks liaison. He is passionate about being with family and seeing his favourite soccer teams win. Mr Beta wants Matabeleland to realise that they are a key player in the development of Zimbabwe. He would like to see the region free from hunger and any other factors that are detrimental to development.

“I was born in Bulawayo and am the 1ST born in a family of three, being the only boy. I went to St Patricks, Zamanyani, Marinoha and Mpumelelo Primary Schools before going to Inyanda Secondary School. I hold a Higher Diploma in Accountancy. Currently,I am furthering my studies with ACCA. I hope to finish my Oxford University Honours degree in Applied Accounting. I am married to Lizinethi Beta and we have three beautiful children, Clifford, Amanda Clemencia and Celandine Awande Beta.
Samuel is meticulous and continuously contributes to good financial reports that meet a project’s requirements so as to retain ORAP’s brand ,good relations and future partnerships.
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MY GROWTH AS A PERSON DURING INTERNSHIP AT ORAP

My journey at ORAP which is ending on the 16th of December 2016, began on the 15th of April 2016. As just a 21-year-old curious little girl accompanied with confusion mixed with anticipation, looking back now I am amazed at how much I have gained by being temporarily a part of this organisation.

As a student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree, I had vague ideas on what development is practically about which was soon to change. It was through the ORAP Philosophy of self-sufficiency that I personally understood that development, including my own personal development, did not require handouts or aid for it to be a reality, but rather emanated from being self-dependent and willing to work hard and explore my possibilities. I was even fortunate enough to witness how negative handouts can be for the communities that ORAP operates in together with other NGOs. Most of the beneficiaries of such aid had developed a very powerful dependency syndrome on aid which stifled any room for development to an extent that most of such people had completely stopped making efforts to develop their lives with the belief that aid was going to come to them anyways.

This will help me professionally when I become a Development Practitioner in the near future because I would understand the dangers of freely doing things for poverty stricken people as compared to empowering them to do development initiatives on their own, which is a concept I would not have effectively grasped outside of ORAP. Apart from the above, I experienced personal growth through numerous workshops that promoted self introspection and forced me to think outside the comfort zone. Additionally, I understand that I owed it to myself to work towards my happiness, my success in life and accomplishment of my goals. To add on to that, I had a great mentor who encouraged me to improve in my tasks and for that I am equally grateful. Although, there are fears on the uncertainty of acquiring a job in our current state of economy in Zimbabwe, I feel empowered to face it positively and manoeuvre my way around it, also having steadfast faith that all things are eventually going to work out for my good through Christ.

DELSHA RUFARO LYDIA