Girl Child Empowerment Trust
Girl Child Empowerment Trust is born of Morenlet Muravu (teacher, social worker, motivational speaker) with a vision to GCET being a dynamic and reputable leader in the greater understanding of and active participation on behalf of girls and young women in girl child issues. Their mission is to understand, address and educate girls on issues that affect their lives by offering active participation in courses with facilitators who are professionals in their respective fields, who offer information dissemination, networking, advocacy, and resource mobilization. The GCET’s goal is to develop young women who are confident, socially adjusted, economically empowered, and earnestly Christian.
Malilangwe has partnered with GCET for several years by funding and hosting the week-long conference which is held annually at Hakamela Camp for 30 girls (ages 10 to 16) from ten rural primary schools within the Chiredzi district. During the week, the girls are empowered about their personal and reproductive health rights, they are educated about puberty, menstruation and personal female hygiene, HIV/AIDS, breast and cervical cancer. They are taught about the importance of education and counseled on the effects of bullying and they are equipped with a plethora of life skills which include, but are not limited to, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership.