Greetings Dear Friends and Compliments of the new season. We hope that we find you well in this New Year amid the continued impacts of the COVID-19.
In our last report we shared that only the examination classes were attending school and writing the national examinations in November and December 2020. The 2021 school term that was scheduled to start on the 4th January for all classes also failed to commence due to the rising cases of the COVID-19 in Zimbabwe. Once again only the examination classes opened so as to finish off the examinations which ran from the 4th of January to the 5th of February.
As of now the Zimbabwean schools are closed and the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) has not announced an official date for school reopening. Learners continue to use alternative methods to access education which makes it a difficult time for us and our beneficiaries in light of internet access, electricity and access to gadgets.
MoPSE is also finalising on radio lessons for the first term which will be aired while safety measures are being in place for the opening of schools. FAWEZI is hopeful that most learners will have access to the radio lessons as collective efforts have been made in the provision of radio sets to vulnerable children by various organisations.
On a positive note we celebrate nine of our girls who successfully sat for their examinations and we are confident they will excel. For the remaining beneficiaries FAWEZI continues to keep in touch with them facilitating sharing of reading materials. Once the schools open FAWEZI will pay tuition fees and examination fees.
In response to the impact of the pandemic we continues to share hotlines and toll free numbers for reporting abuse and violence that may occur during lockdown periods. FAWEZI also continues to share official updates on school reopening with all its beneficiaries so as to keep them abreast with what is happening.
Our girls continue to reach out whenever they need support and are keeping afloat with their school work through alternative platforms. With the availability of funds FAWEZI would want to support them further with the right gadgets, access to internet and funds to help them access online learning platforms. We encourage you our dear donors to continue supporting our cause.
Over and above all, FAWEZI continues to greatly appreciate each and every one of your donations. They significantly impact the lives of these girls .We encourage you to keep supporting us and together we will continue to make great strides as we succeed.
From all of us here at FAWEZI - Thank you