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UK invests £12 million in girls’ education in Zimbabwe via Camfed
UK invests £12 million in girls’ education in Zimbabwe via Camfed
Zimbabwe’s Education Minister formally launched a £12 million investment in girls’  education on Wednesday that will enable 24,000 girls from the poorest rural families to enrol in and complete secondary school. Read More >
In Zimbabwe, school grants provide equal learning opportunities to girls
In Zimbabwe, school grants provide equal learning opportunities to girls
After completing the fourth grade at the top of her class, 13-year-old Ellen Mbedzi was forced to drop out of Mafeha Primary School in Bulilima, a district in south-western Zimbabwe. Her unemployed father did not see the value of spending the family’s limited resources on a girl.
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ZIMBABWE: Pregnancy need not put an end to education
ZIMBABWE: Pregnancy need not put an end to education
Falling pregnant used to mean the end of school – and of much more - for girls in Zimbabwe, so a new regulation replacing immediate expulsion with maternity leave has been welcomed. Read More >
Reviving African tales, a writer helps educate girls
Reviving African tales, a writer helps educate girls
ZIMBABWE, 19 June 2008 - When the writer Lisa Grainger was growing up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), she loved nothing better than listening to the tales told by her nanny, Ida, round the fire. Twenty years later, she gave up a full-time job as the Features Director of Elle to return to her native Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries to gather stories that have been passed down by generations of grandmas (or “gogos”). Read More >
Norway Cup gives girls from Harare a chance to triumph
Norway Cup gives girls from Harare a chance to triumph
HARARE, Zimbabwe, 26 July 2007 - With all the confidence of a world-class soccer star, Omega Mpini, 13, shrugs off the compliments of her teammates and runs back into position. All eyes are on the young girl leaping several feet in the air, volleying the ball across the pitch. As they say in these parts: Goal! Read More >
Zimbabwe: Profile on Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network
Zimbabwe: Profile on Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network
NEW YORK, NY, 16 May 2007 - Betty Makoni is the director and founder of Girl Child Network (GCN). Founded in 1998, GCN is a girls' rights activist development organization with a membership of approximately 30,000 girls across Zimbabwe. Read More >
Girls’ education – a lethal blow to AIDS
Girls’ education – a lethal blow to AIDS
December 2006 – Angeline Mugwendere, 26, fears that almost half of her classmates from primary school in rural Zimbabwe are HIV positive by now. Some of her fellow pupils have already died from related illnesses. Read More >
A success story for girls
A success story for girls' education in Zimbabwe
NEW YORK, USA, 20 November 2006 – “For most girls in Zimbabwe, access to an education is really a privilege and not a right,” says Winnie Farao, 26, explaining how the high cost of education, exacerbated by hyperinflation, has made girls’ education a “second priority” in her country. Read More >
Zimbabwe: New plan to get girls back to schools
Zimbabwe: New plan to get girls back to schools
HARARE, 1 November (IRIN) - A joint initiative is being launched by the United Nations, Zimbabwean government and civil society to address the legacy of girls being sidelined from education in the wake of last year's mass forced removals. Read More >
CAMFED Director Wins International Prize
CAMFED Director Wins International Prize
Octopber 2006 – CAMFED Director Angeline Mugwendere was awarded the World Women's Summit Foundation Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life. She received this prize on World Rural Women's Day (Oct 15th) for her work as the founder of the CAMFED Association - the growing network of young women who have graduated from school and are now acting as mentors and role models for girls across sub-Saharan Africa. Read More >
Communities find innovative ways to raise money for students in Zimbabwe
Communities find innovative ways to raise money for students in Zimbabwe
BUHERA, Zimbabwe, 5 September 2006 – Like all Zimbabweans, the people of Buhera have endured some of the world’s worst inflation, crippling unemployment and an HIV emergency. But there is another basic need that the children here are missing – enough money to pay for their ever-rising school fees. Read More >
Zimbabwe: Working together to tackle domestic violence
Zimbabwe: Working together to tackle domestic violence
July 2006 - “We work every day with women, but they live in communities where men hold all the power,” says Angeline Mugwendere, Director of CAMFED Zimbabwe. “It is a very radical achievement to get young women to engage with patriarchs in their communities. Chiefs are the long-lasting cultural custodians in rural Zimbabwe. If a chief says domestic violence is wrong, people will take notice.” Read More >
Girls
Girls' education and empowerment in Zimbabwe
HURUNGWE, Zimbabwe, 24 January 2006 - Ten -year-old Mitchell Gwatidzo shudders as she retells the story of her little friend who was abused by her uncle. In her crisply ironed blue uniform, Mitchell boldly raises an issue that more and more Zimbabwean children are speaking out about. Read More >
Zimbabwe: Capturing CAMFED’s Work on Camera
Zimbabwe: Capturing CAMFED’s Work on Camera
Two years ago, photographer Mark Read spent ten days in one of the poorest regions of Zimbabwe meeting dozens of young women who have been able to go to school with CAMFED’s support. The result was 120 rolls of beautiful photographs, which were turned into an inspiring book about CAMFED’s work called I Have a Story to Tell. Read More >

 

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