Marshal Chiza, was just an ordinary boy who chose to become a gentleman by choice. He was not raised with a silver spoon in his mouth and as a result he has had to work hard to be where he is today. Marshal was raised in a family that believed that success was only for a select few. But fortunately today, Marshal is among the few. He chose to rise up and become a success following his realisation that the bottom was overcrowded.
Marshal started working at Bulawayo Public Library (Zimbabwe) aged 15, which led to him publishing his first book aged 17.
Following the release of his first book, success in no time, Marshal became the youngest author to ever be published in the history of Zimbabwe.
Locally Marshal has been featured on newspapers including: Daily News, News Day, Chronicle, Herald, Weekend Post e.t.c Marshal has also gained exposure on a national level including: ZBC TV, Good Morning Zimbabwe, weekend splash, 263 Africa, Nigeria online and Radio Zimbabwe.
Internationally Marshal has been featured on New York Times, CCTV, CNN, Voice of America (Studio 7), Oasis Universal Radio of UK etc.
Marshal also became a bestselling author after selling over 800 books on the day of his book launch. His event had over a thousand people in attendance.
On the 26th of November, Marshal launched his second book titled Poor Billionaire. Following this, Marshal was ordained a strategic minister in motivation in Zimbabwe.
Why do you feel education is important in a child’s life and how can education help end sexual abuse and rape in our community?
Literacy is the knowledge of how to read and write. Education is the ability to reason, to use your ability to read and write to your benefit and to be able to gain your spectrum of knowledge by trying to surge deeper into the literate knowledge imparted to you.
The first thing that strikes me about education is knowledge gain. Education gives us knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. It develops in us a perspective of looking at life. It helps us build opinions and offers points of view on life. Some say education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different. They are right. But then again, information cannot be converted into knowledge without education. Education helps us interpret things, among other things. It is not just about lessons in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life. One of deepest desires is, to provide education for all: no child left behind thus changing the world for good!!
It is only through education that one can set multiple level goals and a number of ways to reach them. That way you will have dreams that transmute to thoughts and later into actions. Your will to get your dream to turn true will be undeterred and you will try until you succeed. The uneducated may have better intellectual and labour capacity but the lack of understanding of multiple ways to achieve their goals is often an obstacle.
To a greater extent being educated is extremely important because for you to be happy, you need to feel good from within. It is only possible to have a stable mind and a balanced life once you are self-dependent and have a reputable standing in the society. By simply being educated, you will have no job insecurity, no inferiority complex and a well-organised understanding of the world. Education may not be the key to happiness, but it definitely is the key to a lot of other things that come together to make you happy. Therefore, education sheds light on some of the realities of sexual violence in our community, as well as the root issues in our society and culture that lead to a glamorisation of rape and sexual violence that is unacceptable, and a focus on blaming victims which is damaging and hurtful.