Tinashe Chirape has been involved in civil society work unprofessionally from high school in 2003 and professionally since 2010 broadly looking at youth engagement in the national development discourse of Zimbabwe, particularly in Masvingo Province. He is the co-founding coordinator of Real Agenda for Youth Transformation (RAFYT) established in 2010, a youth led organisation missions to promote meaningful youth participation in developmental processes through evidence based and integrated approaches such as leadership, mentorship and civic engagement in Masvingo. He contributed to the formation of Mucheke High School AIDs Club in 2003, aimed at increasing awareness of HIV and AIDS among students at the school. He joined Batanai HIV and AIDS Service Organisation (BHASO) as a Volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant in 2010. Equipped with skills to fight programming gaps, he facilitated the revamping of the Youth Unit. He then volunteered as the Youth Project Officer running three projects before resigning to fully engage RAFYT`s programmes. He is also the outgoing Masvingo Urban District Chairperson of theYoung People’s Network on Sexual Reproductive Health HIV and AIDS.
He graduated with a Bsc Local Governance Studies Honours degree with the Midlands State University in 2009. He loves expressing his personal opinion through writing via his blog “The Youth Inspirator” www.tchirape.blogspot.com.
He lives to be a global citizen, working towards development of humankind in a peaceful globe. Tinashe is a youth Activist who believe in the engagement of youths through sustainable non-violent actions to fight world anomalies.