FAWEZI Lauches Tuseme Under ‘Empowered Adolescents for Improved Quality of Life’

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FAWEZI Lauches Tuseme Under ‘Empowered Adolescents for Improved Quality of Life’

FAWEZI recently launched Tuseme/Let us speak out/Taura unzwike/Khuluma uzwakale in Shamva and Chitungwiza. The launches were closely followed by training of trainer (TOT) workshops in each district respectively.

Tuseme uses theatre-for-development and trains girls to identify and understand the problems that affect them, articulate these problems, and take action to solve them. Through drama, song and creative arts, girls learn negotiation skills, how to speak out, self-confidence, decision-making and leadership skills. Tuseme enables female youth empowerment and gender awareness by enhancing girls’ self-esteem, leadership, social and life skills, and promotes a positive attitude amongst boys towards girls’ education. FAWEZI is implementing Tuseme workshops through the program ‘Empowered Adolescents for Improved Quality of Life’.

The Shamva launch and the first day of TOT occurred on the 28th of October at Wadzanai Primary School in Shamva. During this workshop, the facilitator took the participants through some of the stages of Tuseme including theatre creation. Teachers and learners presented then prepared dramas, poems, and songs that articulated the hindrances to academic performance among learners. Child marriages were among these hindrances.

On 31 October, FAWEZI launched Tuseme in Chitungwiza. The launch took place at Tafadzwa Primary School in Chitungwiza where we Launched the Tuseme/Let us speak out /Taura unzwike/Khuluma Uzwakale empowerment programme. The Harare Provincial Education Director, Mr C.C. Kateera, was our guest of honour and he officially opened the ceremony. FAWEZI also started the first day of Chitungwiza TOT on the same day. Participants from our 5 project schools in the district were involved with the training. During the two-day TOT, FAWEZI interrogated the role of the teacher, learner, parent, and Government in improving the academic performance of girls and boys. The training witnessed lively performances from the learners after the theatre creation. Our audience was comprised of learners, teachers, parents, and representatives from the Chitungwiza Schools District Office.

You can stay up to date on this project by following us on Facebook at Fawezi. This activity is under the Program for ‘Empowered Adolescents for Improved Quality of Life,’ which FAWEZI implements with ActionAid Zimbabwe, Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe, and AIDS Counseling Trust.