Vasikana Project started in 2014 as a conversation with my sisters about what we could do to continue the legacy of our mother, who had passed away suddenly. Our father passed away five years after she did, so we wanted to start something that connected us. At first, we started an initiative with bras, but that didn't take off…
Something happened to me in 2014, (I turned 40) and I panicked and began to ask so many questions about my life and future. I asked myself if I was to die tomorrow how would my children remember me, what values have I instilled in them living my day to day life?
ZVISINEI DZAPASI MAMUTSE: CHALLENGING THE MYTH OF MENSTRUATION CONVERSATION AS TABOO
Zimbabwean born and US resident Zvisinei Dzapasi Mamutse is on a mission to empower girls from her country of origin. Her organization, Vasikana Project, supports girls with material and other needs so that they do not miss school.
STATE OF THE GIRL: STILL WORK TO DO BY ZVISINEI DZEPASI MAMUTSE
In 2019, girls are pushing forward breaking barriers, we are pushing forward however we still have a lot of work to do. We are linked globally at the touch of a button, yet girl in other parts of the world are struggling to manage their period and the mystery of puberty still remains that- a mystery