Text: Talent, age 22, Rural Doctor
Talent, CAMFED Association Member, Zimbabwe Education has helped me to, boosted me to have a lot of confidence and self esteem in the exposure, from being in my rural area where I had my primary education, then to a boarding school for my Form 1 up to Form 6, it was a real exposure that soon I started to realize that I can do something. That’s when I started to have confidence to speak to other people. Like when I was still there, I was so, I had very low self-esteem. I couldn’t speak to others, I remember when I started Form 1, I was so quiet, like intimidated of the environment, how am I going to interact with those people?
Text CAMFED provided Talent with a full scholarship to high school. Once she had financial support, she became one of the top students in her class.
Talent, CAMFED Association Member, Zimbabwe From then I started planning and having a vision for my future and I was saying, “I want to be an astronaut or a doctor.”
Text She was accepted at the best university in Zimbabwe.
Talent, CAMFED Association Member, Zimbabwe I was the third best student but for girls I was the best girl to date. When I started university, that’s when I realized my potential in life.