Pauline Chiripanyanga

Zimbabwe

I am a Teacher by profession since 2006 in secondary school and I started the work of protecting the girl child in 2007 in the school I was in. I also worked as the Executive assistant to the District Education Officer in my District for 2 years and went back to teaching. I was then…

I am a Teacher by profession since 2006 in secondary school and I started the work of protecting the girl child in 2007 in the school I was in. I also worked as the Executive assistant to the District Education Officer in my District for 2 years and went back to teaching. I was then given a responsibility post to teach life skills to learners. Was appointed to the Teacher In Charge of Guidance and Counselling in 2015 to date and I also coordinate Guidance and Counselling activities in my Cluster.

In 2016 I joined the Affirmative Action Group which is a lobbying, advocacy and empowerment group and was appointed to the post of Treasurer up to date. In 2017 a women’s desk within the organization was formed and was appointed to the post of Provincial Head in my Province. This division in the Organization was looking at the lobbying and advocacy of issues affecting women, and the empowerment of women. As a leader I helped launch an empowerment project in one of the districts under me, and helped fundraise to help women and children in orphanage and we made it a custom to donate every Christmas. I facilitated in training programs for women in my Province and equipped women with business skills.

I did volunteer work since 2016 upto date and engage in activities in the community. Was appointed the Health Centre Committee Chair for a local clinic, and was also chosen to be a Crime Consultative Committee member for local police station. Currently studying towards a Diploma In HIV and AIDS Counseling care and support and a Degree in Development studies with a local University. In march this year I registered my own Volunteer Organisation called Bridging Gaps Trust which is there to help vulnerable women and children.