FAWEZI commemorates International Day of the Girl Child 2020

We held our celebrations of the #IDGC2020 International Day of the Girl Child on the 9th of October  at Seke 2 High School. FAWEZI invited girls and boys from schools under РSchool Related Gender Based Violence -A Whole School Approach -Pilot Initiative project. Amid the COVID -19 pandemic, lock-down, prolonged school closure, current absence of teachers In the schools we offered our girls a platform to speak on issues affecting them. FAWEZI engaged Rejoice Nyewerwayi Nharaunda to facilitate an anonymous question and answer session whilst also offering psychological support to the girls and the boys.Issues raised by the learners include teen pregnancy, sexual abuse, child marriage, lack of adequate food and sanitary wear , water shortages, illegal abortion, and fear around the uncertainty of their education. Representatives from the Chitungwiza District Office also gave responses and solutions to some of the issues arising.