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Tag a Life International (TaLI) launches an Education Fund

Tag a Life International (TaLI) launches an Education Fund

TaLI Executive Director Nyaradzo at the TaLI Dinner consoles the Grandmother of the Late Tsitsi Stacey Munjoma who got raped and killed at the age of 10. TaLI continues to support the grandmother throughout the court processes.

Raised from a restrictive background, the Director of Tag a Life International, Nyaradzo Mashayamombe identifies the need for an education for underprivileged girls like herself when she was younger. She has identified the need as providing vulnerable girls and survivors of abuse a second chance at life through Education. Therefore, she has decided to venture onto a long term, sustainable funding scheme on education which she hopes to depend largely on local Zimbabweans to adopt a child who is not their own relative to see them throughout their Education life. The Education Fund was launched in October 2015 as marking TaLI turning five.

Lack of education in young girls perpetuates prevalent issues such as Child marriages and sex work amongst the girls in a bid to survive, issues that we are working hard at eradicating. It is no secret that the economic climate in Zimbabwe today is unfavourable and though education will not guarantee job security instantaneously, it gives one a better chance of survival as majority of jobs today require one to have at least 5 O’Level subjects in Zimbabwe and therefore, education is critical. Secretary Clinton once highlighted that “when girls are empowered to participate fully in society, especially in their education, cycles of poverty are broken, economies grow, glass ceilings crack and potential is unleashed.”

The TaLI Education Fund was inspired by the desire to provide sustainable solutions to the provisions of the Support and Security to survivors of abuse, especially girls. As an organization TaLI believes that education has a profound effect on both girls’ and boys’ ability to claim their Rights and achieve status in society. For this reason, children’s education, especially pertaining to the girl child, has long been recognized as a Human Right. Around the world, Gender Based Violence always has a greater negative impact on women and girls. Sexual, physical, emotional, and other forms of Gender Based Violence hinder and perpetuate a high number of girls dropping out school. In Africa, Zimbabwe included, some of the traditional, religious and cultural practices such as Child Marriages exacerbate girls dropping out of school early. International commitments have been made world over to address gender inequality, elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against girls and woman within the education system, are some ways of making sure that the girl child accesses her right to education. Educating girls helps communities and makes the societies healthier, wealthier and safer.

The purpose of this Educational Fund is to reintegrate victims of gender based violence to an appropriate and inclusive educational system where they can take a new start and fulfill their dreams. TaLI strives to empower the Girl Child so she can dream and see those dreams come to be. Lack of Education acts as a hindrance to achieving certain goals in life, therefore, this initiative to provide education seeks to give the girls a second chance to life. Once a Girl is empowered through education, there is less dependency on men and more promotion of autonomy. Majority of girls end up being abused because they do not have their own voice, they return to their abusers because they fail to stand on their own two feet. A wise man once said ‘Knowledge is Power,’ and the Girl Child needs to counter thoughts embedded in her even through socialization and begin to operate in Power as compared to weakness!

Among the people who pledged to support the Girls are high status individuals such as Imelda Mahaka, Dr Mutendi, Itai Chataurwa, altruistic students such as Maud Chifamba and other prestigious individuals. Join this cause and help educate a Girl.

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