‘Empowered Adolescent Girls for Improved Quality of Life’ project -wrap up

From the 28th to the 30th of September 2020, FAWEZI in partnership with Action Aid Zimbabwe, Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe and Aids Counselling Trust conducted project exit meetings in Hopley, Chitungwiza and Shamva respectively. These meetings were held so as to officially close the Empowered Adolescent Girls for Improved Quality of Life Project with the district officers. It also served as a platform to take note of what beneficiaries learnt and benefited from the program and also get testimonies from stakeholders on the success of the project.

Supporting schools and vulnerable children during Covid -19 pandemic

On the 19th of June 2020 FAWEZI handed over personal protective equipment, reusable sanitary wear, and food packs at Madziwa Mine Primary & Secondary, at Wadzanai Primary & Secondary, and at Mingchang Primary School, all in Shamva.

This was done to complement efforts in enhancing the level of preparedness for school opening in line with COVID-19 prevention requirements. The PPE included face masks, tippy tap buckets, disinfectants, and overalls. FAWEZI also handed over food hampers and sanitary pads to vulnerable children in the same schools. Sanitary wear may not be everyone’s priority right now but menstruation has not stopped.

The food hampers are also to cushion parents and guardians during this time. Health officials and Police VFU were present and gave information on COVID-19, use and disposal of pads, and how to report any forms of abuse and violence during the current lockdown.

The donation came under the project titled ‘Empowered Adolescents for Improved Quality of Life.” FAWEZI is implementing the project with support from Action Aid Zimbabwe and in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe (LCDZ) and Aids Counselling Trust (ACT).

Second phase- teacher training on Child Safeguarding and National Case management

On the 27th and 29th of July FAWEZI trained the second group of teachers on Child Safeguarding and the National Case Management System in Shamva and Chitungwiza respectively.  In attendance were Guidance and Counselling teachers and School Heads from project schools in Chitungwiza, and representatives from the Provincial and District Offices. Facilitators included Police VFU, officers from District Social Welfare, Health professionals, and FAWEZI. This activity was part of the project “Empowered Adolescent Girls for Improved Quality of Life.  FAWEZI is implementing the project with support from Action Aid Zimbabwe (AAZ) and in partnership with Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe (LCDZ) and AIDS Counselling Trust (ACT).

Participatory Review and Reflection Processes

FAWEZI recently conducted District-Level and Local-Level Participatory Review and Reflection Processes (PRRPs). FAWEZI uses PRRPs to gather feedback from the community, in this case, on our program for “Empowered Adolescent Girls for Improved Quality of Life.” Specifically, we asked participants what we as FAWEZI should continue to do, or do differently, to ensure that our work remains relevant. One PRRP was a District-Level meeting, the other was a Local-Level meeting, both occurred in Shamva.

 

Sensitization Workshop for Duty Bearers under ‘Empowered Adolescent Girls for Improved Quality of Life’ 

“When donating sanitary pads to our girls let us also remember the panties”

This is a quote from a participant at FAWEZI’s recent sensitization workshop for duty bearers. This workshop was held under our program ‘Empowered Adolescent Girls for Improved Quality of Life.’ Read more