Noel Dangarembwa, a graduate of the Canon Collins Scholarship passed on at Groote Schuur Hospital, Western Cape Province due to rheumatic heart disease July 19, 2022. The late Noel was an active member of the Canon Collins Alumni Network, after completing his Master’s Degree in Human Rehabilitation Studies at the Centre of Rehabilitation Studies (CRS), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, in 2019, where he graduated as an honour student with Cum Laude.
For his Master’s Degree, the late Noel explored the livelihood experiences of Zimbabwean migrants with disabilities in South Africa and he was in the process of developing his proposal for his PhD studies, whilst also being an Ambassador for Africa Disability Alliance (ADA) for COVID-19 protocols for persons with disabilities, and a disability consultant for Disability Centre for Africa (DCFA).
Passionate about promoting the rights of marginalised groups including migrants and persons with disabilities, the passing on of Noel is a huge loss not only to the Canon Collins Alumni Network but also to the constituency of marginalised groups in Southern Africa including migrants and persons with disabilities. Among other things, Noel will always be remembered for his kindness, readiness to help others, as well as for always shining the light with his great sense of humour in various contexts.
Noel’s family need help to repatriate Noel’s remains to Zimbabwe. If you are moved to give something in support of this please donate via Canon Collins with the reference Noel Dangarembwa by September 15. We will pass those funds to the family.