"As long as children are in school, there is no room for early marriage." - Stanley Ndambakuwa
The African Community Fund for Education Zimbabwe with the support of the Embassy of Botswana in Zimbabwe has just launched a nationwide campaign, the 'Educate the Girl-Child Campaign'.
The Campaign is a response to the recent debate on Girl-Child marriages, and is meant to create awareness and harness support towards the education of disadvantaged children, particularly girls in Zimbabwe. The campaign which is expected to go global in the near time fulfills the desires of many African governments on their poverty eradication and women empowerment programs.
The President & CEO of ACFE Group, Mr. Stanley Ndambakuwa who interviewed with ZBC News today said the 'Educate the Girl-Child Campaign' aligns to the current programs of the Government of Zimbabwe which include the ZIMASSET Cluster on Social Services and Poverty Eradication. "As long as children are in school, there is no room for early marriage" - He said in a statement to ZBC News. The African Community Fund for Education believes that the government has done its role on policy formulation and gender main streaming and it is now the duty of the NGO sector as members of the civil society to take the action necessary to protect girl children. The President & CEO summarized his interview with ZBC News by elaborating on how the African Community Fund for Education is playing a critical role towards the education of disadvantaged girls in the African community.
The 'Educate the Girl-Child Campaign' will be hosting nationwide events which include the upcoming 'Educate the Girl-Child Campaign Fundraising Dinner' which will be held at a local hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe on the 03rd of October 2015. The President & CEO also invited members of the public to join 550 guests attending the dinner which include Embassies and Head of Missions to Zimbabwe, NGOs and International Organizations, Corporate Companies, Business people and individuals. The other upcoming events include the 'Educate the Girl-Child Campaign March' and a Business Breakfast towards the end of year.
The President & CEO will also be featured live on ZBC News on Saturday 22 August 2015, at 7:00am for more about the 'Educate the Girl-Child Campaign.'
Bookings to the Dinner can be made by calling +263 (0) 864 414 4401 during business hours on business days
Interviewed by ZBC News Journalist & Presenter, Ms. Abigail Tembo
20.08.2015, Harare. Zimbabwe 13:10:00 SAST