Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust joins the rest of the world in celebrating the International Day for the Girl Child. Rejoiced under the theme 'The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030', this year’s commemorations come at a time Zimbabwe is on the verge of an election in 2018, a period always characterised by political tension within and between political parties, and at times exposes women and children to political violence and other social ills.
"The purpose of education is to teach the basics so everyone has a shot at life :) but more than that to create the "spark" - the curiosity, the creativity, the confidence, the zest for further knowledge that helps a person grow beyond what they believe they can be. It's a lot to hope for - but I have watched it happen time and again...education changes the scope of the world.”
Kathie Green of Indiana
Once the bread basket of Africa, Zimbabwe’s economy has fallen in the doldrums due to mismanagement, bad governance, corruption and cronyism. High inflation, unemployment and poverty is what characterised the ‘modern’ day Zimbabwe and this is despite the country’s richness in natural resources.
It is with no doubt a fact! There is need to educate the youth generation on the benefits of voting. Much emphasis should however be first put on the Voter Registration.
Worldwide efforts have recognized that the key to sustainability of development lies in the elimination of gender discrimination and empowerment of women for the improvement of livelihoods. Africa has recognized that ending corruption through combating illicit financial flows and vouching for tax justice is at the epitome of resuscitation of its prosperity.