Addlight is a high school student from Kwekwe district in Zimbabwe. She was identified as being vulnerable to dropout by members of the CAMFED Association, Michelle and Chreanagy. They raised Addlight’s challenges with the Community Development Committee, who selected her to receive a holistic package of support from CAMFED.
As trained Learner Guides, Michelle and Chreanagy are able to provide a vital link between school and home, and have been providing additional support for students like Addlight during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated school closures. Here is Addlight’s story in her words:
“Before l was enrolled for CAMFED support l was rarely in school because of lack of fees. l spent most of the time being sent back home and because of that l was slowly losing hope of ever having a better tomorrow.
Ever since CAMFED enrolled me, my hope began to rise again and I now see myself going places with education because of CAMFED support. I want to salute CAMFED for giving hope to young girls like me and for reducing the number of early marriages and school dropouts by monitoring us.
Education is the key for us to succeed, education is a milestone for us to achieve our dreams, without education life is hard for us.