Thousands of students and the youth from across Zimbabwe and the Southern African region are spirited in health and education advocacy work in 2023 following a series of wins they made in the previous year. Young people through different sexual reproductive health programs made their presence in various spaces and platforms taking every slight opportunity to raise their voice on access to quality health and educational services.
Mobilised under the tutelage of the umbrella mother body Students And Youth Working on reproductive Health Action Team (SAYWHAT) young people made significant inroads in as far as health and education advocacy work is concerned, milestones that Diplomat Business Networking Club could not ignore.
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The Award of Excellence from the Diplomat Business Networking Club to SAYWHAT last December was a confirmation of a huge contribution SAYWHAT has been making towards a generation of healthy young people in Zimbabwe and the region over the years.
SAYWHAT received the award of excellence after a successful nomination from various diplomatic institutions such as embassies among other agencies in Zimbabwe that recognize young people and the students’ developmental work efforts.
Working together with various partners including the Embassy of Sweden, UNFPA, UNICEF, SAIH, tertiary institutions across the country and regional partners and international partners like StopTB Partnership, Education Out Loud (EOL) among others, SAYWHAT continues to create footprints in the development work with excellence.
The inaugural talent discovery search The CHASE competition which ultimately graduated into the Creative Reproductive health Arts for Transformation (CRAFT) festival and the oversubscribed 4th edition of the Southern African Regional Students and Youth Consortium in Malawi, were some of the outstanding wins in 2022.