- MUDIWA FOUNDATION AT MUDZIMUREMA SECONDARY SCHOOL, CHIHOTA
Mudiwa Foundation visited Mudzimurema Secondary School in October 2016 in direct response to the findings of its baseline study which excavated a number of issues affecting the youth in Chihota District, Mashonaland East Province. Preliminary enquiries found that a significant number of students at Mudzimurema Secondary School where unable to attend school due to a lack of tuition fees. The Foundation therefore visited the school so as to gain a more detailed understanding of the problems facing in-school youth in this area. The visit also served as the launch of Mudiwa Foundation’s Youth Development Initiatives.
2. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR, CHITUNGWIZA
Mudiwa Foundation travelled to Chitungwiza where the Foundation facilitated a Character Development Workshop. The workshop was aimed at addressing issues affecting the youth in Chitungwiza, given the high prevalence of HIV and AIDS amongst the youth in the area. Central to this workshop where issues to do with Sexual Reproductive Rights and the need for awareness in curbing the spread of the pandemic among the youth.
Mudiwa Foundation strongly advocates for youth participation in the eradication of poverty in Africa. As such, the Foundation allowed the participants an opportunity to air their views in light of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the effects of the pandemic on this generation. The Foundation applauds the community leaders who came in their numbers to support their children. There is need for combined efforts between the parents and the youth in combating poverty and the effects of it in our communities.
3. CAREER GUIDANCE SEMINAR, CHITUNGWIZA
Following a request by the community leaders in Seke, District, Mudiwa Foundation facilitated a career guidance seminar in Chitungwiza. The aim of the seminar was to assist the youth in making informed career choices. It is disheartening to note that most youth are unaware of the career path they should take. In some instances, the youth find themselves trapped in a field that is of no interest to them. External pressures play a great role in influencing such decisions. Sometimes the pressure stems from the parents of the child, who for one reason or the other, believe that a certain career path will yield better results for their child. This is not always the case as people are gifted in different ways.
Our mandate is in helping the youth realize their full potential. In view of this, our mission was to help the youth tap into their hidden potential. This was done through intensive sessions, where we allowed the youth to voice their opinions and thereafter opened the platform for discussion.
4. MINISTRY OF YOUTH, INDIGENIZATION AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT EXHIBITION, HARARE GARDENS, HARARE.
Mudiwa Foundation was invited to exhibit by the Ministry of Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment at the Harare Gardens on the 9th of December 2016. The exhibition was aimed at showcasing youth led organizations and business enterprises. The platform allowed the Foundation an opportunity to network and create strategic partnerships with youth organizations whose work is complimentary to Mudiwa’s mandate. The Foundation also got interested individuals who signed up as volunteers across the Foundation’s volunteer platforms.