Last Friday the Forum for African Women Educationalists Zimbabwe Chapter (FAWEZI) Alumni in partnership with the Girl Guide Association of Zimbabwe (GGAZ) celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child (IDCG) at Cleveland Dam Recreational Park.
The day was filled presentations from the different categories from the GGAZ –Sunbeams, Brownies and Guiders and also from the FAWEZI Alumni. The guest of Honour Mrs Bvumbe who is the GGAZ Harare Provincial Adviser spoke to the girls about their rights and, responsibilities and the various forms of abuse.
“I want all of you to be able to identify abuse and report it, whether it has happened to you or a friend,” she said.
Mrs Bvumbe also taught the girls about self-respect saying that each and every girls is special in their own way.
“As girls and as little as we are we have the duty to respect and protect our bodies,” she said
Speaking at the same event FAWEZI Alumni Vice Chairperson Wendy Muzite spoke to the girls about valuing their education from a tender age.
“You all need to be serious with your school at all times so that you prepare yourselves for higher levels of education,” she said.
The girls also took part in games and were later asked to identify lessons learnt from each game most of which where team work, concentration and being truthful. To wrap up the day the participants took turns in horse riding, while some also went for brief canoeing.
Participants were drawn from Louis Mount Batten, North Park and Selborne Routledge Primary Schools.
IDCG is celebrated annually on 11th October the main aim being to promote girl’s empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.