Mar 1, 2017

School Re-entry for Girls on the Move!

FAWEZI staff, beneficiary, teacher and school head
FAWEZI staff, beneficiary, teacher and school head

The Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEZI) has had a busy beginning of the year, all thanks to you for supporting our ‘send 20 girls back to school’ project throughout 2016. We are glad to notify you that we have started enrolling our selected beneficiaries into secondary school one at a time.

Our first beneficiary, a teen mom has started form 4 at Domboramwari High School in January under the Non Formal Education Programme(NFE). She will be writing National Ordinary level examinations this November. She will be writing the following 8 subjects: English Language, English Literature, History, Geography, Shona, Science, Commerce, and Mathematics. FAWEZI has paid school fees for this term January-April, bought school uniforms and stationery. Once again thank you to our supporters; it is you who have made this possible!

The NFE Policy was launched in 2015 by the Government of Zimbabwe to provide alternative pathways and widen access to education for various categories of learners such as young people and adults who had never attended school or had dropped out of school. Therefore, according to this policy, every school in Zimbabwe is a centre for learners who would want to access education through Non Formal means.

This NFE policy reaffirms Government’s commitment to increasing access to education for all Zimbabweans and facilitating the fulfillment of the learning needs and basic rights of all learners in line with the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

FAWEZI has also selected three more girls who will enroll by the end of March 2017. Two of the girls will be enrolled in form 2 mainstream classes at Epworth Secondary School. FAWEZI intends to support them up to O’ level. If funds permit, phase 2 of this project will raise resources to take them to Advanced level and further to tertiary education.

Our third beneficiary will be starting form 3 at the same school. These girls all dropped out of school because their parents and guardians could not afford paying their school fees.Currently FAWEZI is in the process of securing uniforms and stationery that will enable them to start school. Our girls were selected from the Epworth Mabvuku Tafara District which has a high number of economically challenged households and child headed families.  

We would also like to make a specific call for support during the  Global Giving Girl Fund Campaign  were you can help us  secure funding for the whole year by donating as little as $10.

Kindly consider donating again throughout the year so that we achieve our goal of changing the lives of disadvantaged girls who dropped out of school due to pregnancy and financial challenges.

FAWEZI’s appeal for support on our ‘send 20 girls back to school’ project has been  up on the Global Giving Site for a year now are happy to have you on board-Thank you. Also stay up to date on FAWEZI in general here and at www.fawezi.org.

From all of us at FAWEZI, thank you

in the school head's office finalizing enrolment
in the school head's office finalizing enrolment

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Dec 27, 2016

Sending 20 Girls Back to School

Season’s greetings

 

Firstly, and most importantly, thank you for supporting our project to send twenty girls back to school, we appreciate all the input all of you have made so far.

 

The Zimbabwe chapter of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWEZI) is having a busy end of year as we prepare for our project start up in 2017.

 

Our ‘send 20 girls back to school’ project has proven to have great potential even though we still need more funds to achieve a great start.

 

 This project has been on the Global Giving site for nine months now and we are happy to have garnered your support.-Thank you.

 

 Times are hard but we are determined to continue to seek for means to raise money for the girls because we strongly believe they need a second chance.

 

FAWEZI has a greater vision than this, and with your continued support we wish to increase the number of our beneficiaries.

 

Amongst our three selected beneficiaries is a single teen mom, we understand that if we educate her she we would have made a positive impact on her baby too.

 

With your continued support FAWEZI intends to take the girls back school each one starting from the level in which they dropped out and also pay their examination fees.

 

 Our project was born in the Epworth Mabvuku Tafara District which has a high number of economically challenged households and child headed families.

 

 We intend to begin implementing our project in January 2017 after having further discussions with the beneficiaries and school authorities.

 

Kindly consider donating again during the 2016 Global Giving Year end campaign which is running up to December 31

 

 Also stay up to date on FAWEZI in general here and at www.fawezi.org

 

 From all of us at FAWEZI, thank you

 

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Sep 26, 2016

Step two to sending 20 girls back to school

Thank you to you all ,for continuously supporting our project to send twenty girls back to school, The  Forum for African Women Educationalists Zimbabwe chapter put up this project six months ago and we greatly appreciate the support you have been giving us.

 FAWEZI believes that although It is a difficult time to be raising money people who value the education of the girl child will continue to make efforts to donate any amount and invite others to donate as well.

 We have been able to identify 3 girls who dropped out of school before attaining an Ordinary level certificate. One of the girls dropped out because of pregnancy and we wish to give her a second chance.

 FAWEZI intends to take them back school each one starting from the level in which they dropped out and also pay their examination fees.

 Our project was born in the Epworth Mabvuku Tafara District which has a high number of economically challenged households.

 We intend to begin implementing our project in January 2017 after having further discussions with the beneficiaries and school authorities.

Thank you again for your help, and please consider donating again during The Accelerator Crowdfunding Campaign which is going on from until the 30th of September were Participants who raise more than $5,000 from at least 40 donors will become permanent Global Giving partners. $20,000 in bonus prizes and matching funds is also on offer throughout the campaign.

 Also stay up to date on FAWEZI in general here and at www.fawezi.org. 

 From all of us at FAWEZI, thank you

 
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