July 31 2015 was a noteworthy day for FAWEZI as our members were amongst the thousands of women and school children who gathered at the Harare International Conference Centre for the launch of the African Union Campaign on Ending Child Marriages.
The District Education Officer for Epworth Mabvuku Tafara, Dr T Mavhundutse on Tuesday said she was humbled to have the implementation of the FAWEZI Science Math and Technology program in her district.
Dr Mavhundutse was speaking at Oriel Girls High School were FAWEZI was recording its Science Math and Technology (SMT) radio quiz competition.
In her welcome remarks Dr Mavhundutse said she fully acknowledges the sterling work that FAWEZI continues to do and also hopes that the quiz competitions can be an annual event comprising of all the districts in the country.
FAWEZI National Coordinator Ms Lydia Madyirapanze and Alumni members Amanda S Mukova and Dorcas Goredema attended a Women thrive advocacy training workshop in Nairobi Kenya from June 9 -11.
The aim of the workshop was to empower girls to raise their voices and be heard in order to create a gender equal environment.
It was facilitated by Noel Schroeder from United states of America, Chrissy Hart from United States of America, Chilande Kuloba-Warria from Kenya, Martha Muhwezi from Uganda and Hendrina Givah from Malawi.
The mentors present were - FAWEZI national coordinator Lydia Madyirapanze and Christine Semambo Sempebwa from Uganda.
FAWEZI attended the Internation Women’s Day Celebrations 2015 organized by the Ministry of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development at the Harare International Conference Center (HICC) on March 6.
The guest of honor was Dr Grace Mugabe.
Speaking at the event Dr Grace urged women and girls to break gender stereotypes by venturing into professions previously male dominated.
Our work to promote the participation and performance of secondary school girls in Science, Mathematics and Technology, (SMT) FAWEZI is being funded by the Virginia Gilder Sleeve International Fund (VGIF). FAWEZI recently embarked on a two day workshop at its offices in Mount Pleasant. The workshop was attended by teacher representatives from the project schools which are Oriel Girls, Mabvuku High 1 and Domboramwari Secondary School, the Acting Provincial Education Director Harare Province and the Acting District Education Officer Epworth-Mabvuku- Tafara District.
In March 2013, FAWEZI was identified by FAWE to take part in the implementation of the Design for Change (DFC) Programme. The DFC is an international movement designed to give children an opportunity to express their own ideas and to put them into action to change the world.