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.