Redefining Girls’ Spaces
Educate – Mobilize – Inspire"
Our time is now—our rights, our future
The International Day of the Girl Child is an annual and internationally recognized observance on October 11 that empowers girls and amplifies their voices. It acknowledges the importance, power, and potential of adolescent girls by encouraging the opening up of more opportunities for them. This day is designated to eliminate gender-based challenges that girls face around the world, including child marriages, poor learning opportunities, violence, and gender-based discrimination in sports and leadership spaces.
On the 21st and 28th of October 2023, MTC will be hosting its commemorations of the International Day of the Girl Child in Mhondoro- Ngezi in Mashonaland West Province, and at Nhedziwa in the Chimanimani district of Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe through hosting girls soccer tournaments and SRHR training. The MTC priority theme for this year is "Redefining Girls’ Spaces - Educate – Mobilize – Inspire"
As an organization founded and led by a young woman Maka Chikowero (18), MTC Foundation recognizes the unique challenges faced by girls, especially those who are living in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa. With specific reference to Mashonaland West, and Manicaland, Zimbabwe. Many girls remain victims of oppressive religious doctrines which then result in child marriages, inter-generational poverty, neglect, exposure to GBV, disease, and misery. MTC Educate A Girl stands alongside all progressive partners pushing for a safer world for all girls. A safer world is one in which all girls have access to education, SRHR education, opportunies for careers as well as equal participation in all activities, including sport. This year, MTC is hosting the celebrations through SRHR seminar/training and girls soccer tournament which is our way of living this truth.
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