ZWRCN established the Eve Zinanga Scholarship fund targeted at young women aiming to enter tertiary institutions. Eve Zinanga is a late founder member of ZWRCN, whose cherished dream was to empower the girl child through education.
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) provided seed funding for the establishment of the fund.
The main aim is to assist young women from disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate potential and willingness to contribute to their own self development, the development of the country and a vibrant women’s movement in Zimbabwe.
Eve Zinanga Scholarship Fund Alumni
24 year old Sevy Tauya is a recipient of the Eve Zinanga Scholarship Fund (the Fund). She completed her secondary school education at Daramombe High School, and proceeded to Advanced level at Musengezi High School which she completed in 2009. She was awarded a scholarship under the Fund to study for a BSc Honours Degree in Sociology and Gender Development Studies at the Women’s University in Africa from 2011.
She graduated in 2014. Sevy is currently working as a Volunteer with Restless Development in Wedza, focusing on raising awareness on sexual and reproductive health rights amongst adolescents and youth. She dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and has plans in the pipeline.
25 year old Mary Chikarakara is a recipient of the Eve Zinanga Scholarship Fund. She completed her secondary and advanced school education at Deure High School in 2009. She was awarded a scholarship under the Fund to study for a BSc Honours Degree in Sociology and Gender Development Studies at the Women’s University in Africa from 2011. She graduated in 2014. Mary has a passion for helping people in need, especially women and children. Her hobbies are reading and travelling.