Rozaria Memorial Trust

RMT was founded in 2007 in memory of the late Mbuya Rozaria Marumisa Dizha (1923 - 2006). She lived 27 years as a widow and her life was an embodiment of hard work, caring, sharing, innovation, self-reliance and creativity. In her lifetime she invested in education, entrepreneurship and community care. RMT advocates for the empowerment and rights of women, children and young people. It supports innovative actions in health, education and entrepreneurship for women and young people in rural communities.
Mar 21, 2016

Menstrual Health The Right of Every Girl

Dear Rozaria Memorial Trust Partner

Adolescents stage brings a major whole some change to the Sexual and Reproductive Health for girls, with them starting to experience their menses. This chanje of nature bring with its own challenges to the rural girls who are hardly able to access proper sanitary wear and menstrual hygiene information because of the taboos that are associated with the subject. In light of this and the experiences of working with girls through Rozaria Girls Clubs, we started a project in December 2015 titled "Menstrual Hygiene Kits-5 Rural Schools in Murewa."

Through you generous support we have managd to raise a about $350 to date. With this amount, we are going to procure a quartely supply for the 100 Orphans and other Vulnerable Girls girls with each girl getting three packs which will be able take them through for the whole of School Term 2. The girls will be selected from five Secondary Schools that are Magaya, Hurungwe, Kambarami, Chemapango and Chipinda Secondary School.Each school will have 20 beneficiaries for a start and it is anticipated the number will be gradually increased towards the target of 500 girls if more financial resources are secured.

In the period running from January to March 2016, through the school based Rozaria Girls Clubs Mentors about 600 girls were reached with menstrual hygiene educational information. The focus has been mainly to the form ones (1) who are starting to experience their periods so the need for them to appreciate more of the menstrual devevelopments in their bodies and the hygiene which they need to practise for their own comfort and of their peers at school. In addition, they are encouraged to have a responsible behaviour sexually as the menses signifies the beginning of the capacity of girls system to get pregnancy.

We look into the future with a lot of optisism that we are going to reach our goal by the year end of 2016 of supporting 500 girls with a monthly menstrual hygiene kits and to reach more than 2000 girls with menstrual helth information and other related Sexual and Reproductive Health issues that include unwanted pregnancies and Sexual Transmitted diseases.

Your continued support and referrals is important as we travel together in this journey. With your support the girls will have a safe menstrual health that builds their confidence and self esteem at school, improve in school perfomance and school attendance and it ensures the girls are saved from using unhygienic products that include cloth and newspapers in the rural communitities.

Yours In-Partnership

Kudakwashe Dizha

Coordinator

Rozaria Memorial Trust

Dec 18, 2015

These Kids Already Using the Unfinished Classrooms

Magaya Primary School Learners
Magaya Primary School Learners

The student of Magaya school have spent the last years following the construction of their classroom blocks, from foundation to near completion. When roofed, the teachers decided that even without floors, painting and decent furniture, the kids had to move in and use these class rooms. Hard decision but what options did they have.

This christmas, help us to give a surprise to these kids. We simply want to ensure that come January, rainy season for that matter, the kids will enter fully habitable, warm and completed classrooms with window panes, decent floor, plastered and painted in welcoming colours. We can make this dream come true.

Thank you for your generosity. Kindly DONATE or share with your networks. Every action counts, and no gift is a small gift.

Construction - Community Contributed
Construction - Community Contributed
Members of Schools Admin, Parents & RMT Board
Members of Schools Admin, Parents & RMT Board
Dec 15, 2015

Join Hands With Us, The Work Is Most Done

Dear Rozaria Memorial Trust Partner


We have travelled together since 2012, navigating the rough and winding terrain but we are grateful that huge progress has been recorded in the construction of two classroom blocks at Magaya Primary School. We started together in the laying of foundation for both buildings, putting together the main superstructure and the roof of the classroom blocks in the year 2013 and 2014.


However, the anticipated progress to have the two classroom blocks completed by 2015 has been hampered by lack of adequate financial support. Despite the setback, the community was mobilised to contribute towards the plastering and flooring of the classes. As result, both the classrooms are now plastered both inside and outside. This has seen a great improvement in the state of condition of the classroom blocks which will provide a better learning environment for the kids at the school.


As we recognise the tremendous progress which we have recorded together in the past three years, our hearts are still heavy as we still need to finish flooring of the buildings. This work requires a total budget of $3000, 00 to cover for 150 bags of cement and labour fees for flooring, glazing and painting. In addition support will be appreciated in procurement of classroom furniture for the four classrooms. The school is using the classrooms in their uncompleted state housing the early childhood students.


We continue to call upon for your support for us to achieve our ultimate goal of a proper and conducive learning environment for the kids at Magaya Primary School. The enrolment at the school continues to take nose dive because of lack of adequate learning infrastructure; low enrolment is resulting in the school to failing to raise meaningful funds that can also contribute towards the development of the school.


For further information relation to the project, please do not hesitate to get in touch on rozaria@africaonline.co.zw or rozariamemorialtrust@hotmail.com. Thank you for your continued support, together we can provide proper infrastructure at Magaya Primary School.


Yours Sincerely
Kudakwashe Dizha
Coordinator
Rozaria Memorial Trust
Cell:+263775336292

 
   

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