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Aug 22, 2018

Molding our teen moms to defeat stigmatization

Greetings to you dear friends of FAWEZI.

In our last report we gave you an update of a new batch of teen mothers whom we had recently enrolled in school under Non Formal Education. Since then Forum for African Women Educationalists – Zimbabwe Chapter (FAWEZI) has been engaging these girls together with the long-time beneficiaries in various group and individual mentorship sessions aimed at building self-esteem among others.

This activity came the realisation that these teen moms need more than bursary support, and other material benefits from the organisation. FAWEZI has intensified its holistic assistance by empowering the girls to thrive amidst stigmatisation by their ‘spouses’, school children and community members too.

Many a times our conversations with them were hinged on academics and how best the organisation can provide all the school requirements for them.  However currently we are escalating on assertiveness and life skills. FAWEZI is also resource mobilising for funds to hold intensive life skills trainings for our beneficiaries and improve their exposure.

As we move we move forward our vision is to include day care facilities for their children so that the mothers can fully concentrate and participate in school activities during the day. As an organisation we are already documenting the success of our mentorship programme as the girls have developed confidence in their abilities and are becoming more assertive.

Under this project our main is to eliminate anything which may negatively affect the second chance at education that FAWEZI and you our dear donors have given this girls. We are confident to say as of now all the girls we have under our programme are being empowered and will be used as champions and mentors to other teen mothers in their communities.

FAWEZI and the teen moms are grateful for your unrelenting support and we continue to implore that you keep on supporting us and together we will celebrate our success.

Let us continue to rebuild lives and restore hope!

 We are grateful to have you on board.

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May 24, 2018

More joy for teenage mothers!

After payment of fees and receiving uniforms
After payment of fees and receiving uniforms

Greetings to you dear friends of FAWEZI.

 
Good news! The Zimbabwe chapter of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEZI) will be taking on board nine new beneficiaries this month (May) and as always we want to say thank you for making this possible. 

 Earlier this month, our latest interaction with our link teacher at Domboramwari High led to the further identification of three more girls who had managed to pay their November examination fees but were not attending class because they could not afford tuition fees prior to the examination time. We are happy to share that FAWEZI also managed to pay the tuition fees for them and together we have given them an opportunity to best prepare for their examinations. We have also paid examination fees for our existing beneficiaries who will be seating for the National ‘O’ Level examination this year, and are very hopeful they will excel.


Our latest selection of girls comprises of teen mothers whom we really feel need holistic support from us so that we eliminate any factors which may push them out of school again. All of them are raising their children on their own as their (early) marriages failed to materialise after having fallen pregnant.

The organisation has already bought uniforms, stationary and sanitary wear for them. We therefore continue to emphasise the fact that FAWEZI will need more financial resources to support the girls especially now that some of them are starting school from lower classes and still have two or more years in high school before they require examination fees too.

FAWEZI is determined to promote second chance education for girls who have dropped out school especially due to pregnancy because we believe that taking the teen mother back to the classroom is a stride in breaking the cycle of poverty in their communities and families.

FAWEZI is however facing challenges with teen mothers who are living with ‘husbands’ who are against the idea of the girls re-entering school. As an organisation we feel that more work still to be done in sensitising these partners on the importance of education for girls and women.

Please continue supporting us as in our work and together we can celebrate our successes.

We are tremendously grateful to have on board.

  Also stay up to date on FAWEZI in general here and at www.fawezi.org. Facebook-FAWEZI, Twitter @fawezim,

 From all of us here at FAWEZI, thank you.

A new set of teen moMSs tracked by FAWEZI @school
A new set of teen moMSs tracked by FAWEZI @school
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DURING GLOBAL GIVING FIELD MISSION
FAWEZI Coordinator and GG VISITING TEAM
FAWEZI Coordinator and GG VISITING TEAM

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Feb 23, 2018

FAWEZI SCHOOL RE-ENTRY PROJECT SCALES UP!

Greetings and compliments of the new year to you dear donors.

 The Zimbabwe chapter of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEZI) has had a gratifying start to the year 2018 as we have managed to take all our current  beneficiaries to the next level of high school (Form 4) and also start our selection of new beneficiaries.

 FAWEZI will support the form 4’s with examination registration fees for their National examinations this year -all thanks to you our generous givers. We would like to thank you for your continued support which has allowed the girls a second chance at achieving an Ordinary level Certificate.We are also in the process of selecting entries of girls who have dropped out of school and are also pleased to say we have already enrolled one girl who dropped out after falling pregnant and having ceasarian section and losing the baby. We had to put her in form 2 hence she will require support for the coming 3 years. This is the same with other beneficiaries which also required to start in Form 3. Although this was not our initial plan to support the girls for 2-3 years as we developed this project we are grateful that the project is reaching out to where its urgently needed. As an organisation we are very confident that through your support many girls like her will be able to re - build their lives. As of late we are engaging schools in the Epworth Mabvuku Tafara District to assist us in identifying our next batch of beneficiaries as we already received large numbers of girls who need bursary support.

 FAWEZI would like to however highlight that the organisation will need more financial resources as the next batch will have girls from lower classes who still have two or more years in high school. This scenario is a result of more girls dropping out of school even during their first year of high school.

 The exiting news on the other hand is that our first beneficiary is awaiting her 2017 Ordinary Level results which are due this month.FAWEZI will continue to request your support in taking the girls back into the classroom and together we can celebrate their success.

 We are grateful to have garnered your support.-Thank you.

 Also stay up to date on FAWEZI in general here and at www.fawezi.org. Facebook-FAWEZI, Twitter @fawezim,

 From all of us  here at FAWEZI, thank you.

 
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