From the 23rd to the 27th of November 2020 FAWEZI held learner trainings using the TUSEME/Speak Out girls empowerment model in project schools in the Bulilima Districts. The participating schools were Usher Primary and Secondary, Dombodema and, Sikhathini high and Mnigau Primary. Tuseme is a student-centred empowerment model that uses theater-for-development techniques to identify and address concerns that hinder girls’ social and academic development. Through Tuseme clubs, girls develop action plans to solve their problems, involving the support of peers, educators, parents and community members. This training was under the project ‘ prevention and Social Norms to End Violence against Women and Girls- SPOTLIGHT Initiative Program
FAWEZI took part in the Action Aid Zimbabwe inception meeting
for the “Empowered Adolescent Girls for Improved Quality of Life” project as one of the implementing partners this week. FAWEZI National Coordinator Lydia Madyirapanze gave a presentation on the FAWE Tuseme / Taura unzwike/Khuluma uzwakale Girls empowerment Model during the meeting. The goal of the project is social and economic empowerment of adolescent girls and young women in Zimbabwe. FAWEZI wishes to aid in developing a well rounded Zimbabwean adolescent, by implementing unique best practices and models addressing violence against women and girls, comprehensive sexuality education, and economic empowerment.