Project 8928 - Girl Empowerment Model for 100,000 girls in Africa - $1,081.63
A girl failed to get back to school for almost two years due to lack of school fees. The most touching side of her story is that she had been a leader for her Girls Empowerment Club in rural Chihota in Zimbabwe for over six years. To see her roaming around hern poor village is something that moved Girl Child Network Worldwide to take her for a scholarship. In January 2012 she was registered with Gutu Mission in Masvingo Zimbabwe.
Recently, she finished her first term of school at Gutu Mission High and just started her Advanced level studies. Together with two other orphaned girls GCNW sponsors at same school, we have seen growth and development of poor and marginalised girls in their quest to gain quality education. Schools closed on 7 April and she brought good news that she passed and this is despite the fact that she had been out of school for so long. Sarah Chinhire is a clear testimony why we should break vicious cycle of poverty by ensuring girls are at schools where they obtain quality education. For US$300 dollars Gutu Mission provided food. Her inbox message via Facebook is directed to Chief Executive Officer of Girl Child Network Worldwide who the girls passionately call Muzvare
Hello muzvare wanted to tell you that we are back from school and to say thank you for all the effort you put to send us to school. I managed to come 1st in our class with 15 out of 20 points which is 3Bs and 1C.I hope to improve and I am on my way 2 Zengeza 4 to submit my report
In the Girls at risk support Unit 13 girls including one handicapped out of 56 who made urgent calls in need of urgent rescue from rape situations were assisted. The youngest girl to be assisted with medication and admission into Chihota Girls Empowerment Village was only two years. She was raped by an uncle who was visiting at her village in Hwedza. One girl aged 13 was rescued from a bogus prophet who had sexually enslaved for at least a month. He was arrested by court and is in police custody and denied bail. Many girls who have been assisted through Girls Empowerment Villages have a higher chance to have perpetrators convicted.US$348 was spent on transportation, medication and court attendance for the 13 girls.
Girls Empowerment kits fund got support of 525 dollars. At least 25 girls clubs with a total of 2500 girls got empowerment kits and books to enhance activities in their Girls Empowerment Clubs. Avril Tsunga of Program Officer of Girl Child Network Zimbabwe and Anita Koroma of Sierra Leone conducted some trainings in girls empowerment clubs. Sierra Leone received US$ 400 and Zimbabwe received US$325. These Girls Empowerment kits comprise information on empowerment and leadership, HIV and AIDS, understanding abuse and how to break silence on abuse especially before it happens, a list of stakeholders girls can turn to when abused or for any life saving service, career development and many other programs.
The solar bread making project was funded with 425 dollars with girls and staff receiving basic training and ingredients to start making bread. In the next report we will feature progress so far made in bread making for the Girls Empowerment Village.
We are so delighted we have made quite some good progress with donations you sent to us. We also really want you to stay connected to us and the girls via Facebook so that we share ideas on how to make the projects better and stronger. We have a total of 2500 girls who have benefited so far and our Girls Empowerment programs which are preventative and proactive is something we feel has value for your donations. Is there something you want to contribute to our programs? Do you have any comments or suggestions?
Once again thank you all for being part of girls empowerment journey and we hope to do more together.
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