Welcome to our activities page
In January, we started our initiative of involving all necessary stakeholders in joining hands to work together in nending sexual and gender based violence against women and girls.
We started with few religious leaders from Harare and Chegutu. We had an opportunity to with three of them namely Rev Mr and Mrs Madi, Pastor Mrs Rusero and Pastor E. Jonathan.
Precious Hearts Haven had an opportunity to participate in a girls mental wellness workshop held in Norton. We had a chance to teach girls on red flags they should watch out for in relationships and families.
We had an opportunity to be represented at the child rights coalition workshop, where organizations were coming together to map the best ways to protect children in Zimbabwe.
We had a successful Mavambo project an ongoing sensitization workshop, where we use cooking and ingredients as methods of starting conversation on sexual and gender-based violence issues. 26 women benefited directly from this workshop.
On the 2nd of April, we took part in distributing sanitary pads to 80 vulnerable and disabled young women and girls in Harare.
Over 120 youth were sensitised on issues of abuse. The workshop was held in Budiriro high denstity surbub in Harare. Topics covered were , red flags of abuse, support systems, how to manage anger, reporting abuse issues structures and mental health issues. It was an interactive workshop.
We started income-generating skills training. Currently, skills like braiding and weaving, make-up, skincare, manicure, and pedicure are being trained. We started with 5 women. The place has become a safe place for women where they can freely talk about issues of abuse whilst they are learning skills.
In September we held sensitization workshops for 31 women/girls and 4 men in a rural setup in Zvimba on issues relating to gender-based violence. This initiative has been taken through the provision of tree planting training with anticipation of the impending national tree planting day in December.
PHeHA (Precious Hearts Haven) has also managed to hold a sensitization workshop that was attended by over 300 school girls in September 2022.
Topics like red flags of abuse, support systems, career guidance, and what to do when one has been abused or seen someone being abused were presented to these school girls ranging from domestic violence, gender-based violence, and sexual violence commonly referred to in Zimbabwe as rape which has been on the increase in the last few months. This workshop took place at Tamiranashe secondary school in Norton
In a bid to end period poverty to vulnerable girls in rural communities. On International day of a girlchild we gathered 42 girls between the age groups of 9years to 20years from Zvimba rural community, to commemorate and celebrate the day. On the day we trained these girls on how to make reusable handmade sanitary pads with locally available resources with their reach. Abuse issues, identification of red flags of abuse took toll as part of the day activity.
35 women, who are in five support groups were trained during Sisterhood mushroom farming training. It’s an ongoing project which will continue for 3 months. This will help to strengthen our safe spaces and also helps these women to generate income for themselves. This is one of the initiatives which was supported by Kanthari foundation.
Few months after 35 women who are in 5 support groups were trained on tree planting techniques and how to generate income through tree planting. The women went on to nurse over 800 indigenous trees and 35 exotic trees. They are still gathering more and more seeds and nursing more trees too.