Eduzine is delighted to introduce amazing Global Citizen, Gilmore Tee.
Gilmore is the Managing Editor of Deck magazine and also a member of the British Council Global Changemakers International Network. Gilmore has been involved in the global arts & cultural industry since the age of 16. He has sat on international panels and has contributed greatly to the development and sustainability of the creative industries of Zimbabwe. He boasts working with Alliance Francaise, Civic World, Tallberg Forum, UNESCO and British Council, amongst many international establishments he has influenced. Gilmore Tee holds Diplomas in French, Development Studies and Leadership. He is involved in a full range of artistic programs worldwide and has been listed as one of the world’s ‘Most Influential Young People’ by organisations in the UK and Worldwide. Indeed at Eduzine, our research suggests that Gilmore is the Most Influential Young Person in the world. However, speaking modestly of himself, Gilmore says “Gilmore Tee is simply an Arts Practitioner.”
Gilmore T. Moyo was born in 1990 in the city of Kings and Queens, kwaBulawayo, the second largest city of Zimbabwe. He grew up in Bulawayo and spent his first few years schooling in the countryside whilst living with his grandparents. Thereafter he continued his education at McKeaurtan Primary School with his three siblings. He recalls enjoying art, music, reading and writing from an early age and at the age of 10 he was selected to represent his school at a national arts event. This event took place at the National Art Gallery of Bulawayo. Little did he know that one day he would be working with the respected individuals who run the gallery!
“Weirdly my best friend at primary school was the Head Boy even though I was one of the naughty kids! I used to do a lot of paintings at that time for my sister and my mother. I also wrote a composition about the most beautiful thing in my life – my mother. I remember being called into my grade teacher, Mrs Gwebu’s office with my mother, thinking I was in trouble. However, I had been called in to read the composition to her and to all the grade classes. She thought I had described my mother in a unique way with a unique way of writing.”
Gilmore remembers looking forward to the visit from the mobile library and enjoying the Hardy Boys and Famous Five novels. He used to participate in sports but only those he had to (baseball, cricket and swimming) as he was not particularly interested in sporting activities.
“My mother stayed at the SOS Children’s Village where she looked after the orphans and gave them motherly love. Although I lost my dad at the age of 4, I had a close relationship with my grandfather and two brothers. I think my childhood times taught me how to give time to others. My mother used to give her love and time to others and I learnt to do the same.”
“Going to high school was such a step ahead. Having to go to a multi-racial school with all new faces was a bit overwhelming and scary at the time. It was not easy learning 9 subjects at the same time. I found myself falling behind and having no time to play, as we had 2 hours of sport after classes which didn’t please me. However, after 4 months I did find myself falling in love with cricket and slowly starting to enjoy the busy high school life.”