Tafadzwa Mabiya, is a former DREAMS Ambassador for Mutare District and young mother who rose towards achieving her goals through the DREAMS intervention after she got abandoned by both her father and husband when she fell pregnant.
Tafadzwa was enrolled into DREAMS and accessed psycho-social support from Childline, education assistance from FACT, legal support; and HIV Testing services and Sexually Transmitted Infection screening from Population Services International.
Through her determination, she progressed well to become an out of school club facilitator, and DREAMS Ambassador to assist other teen mothers and later joined the National AIDS Council supported, Young People’s Network on Sexual and Reproductive Health HIV and AIDS as a peer educator.
Her desire for excellence did not end there as the young teenage mother’s commitment recently landed her a post as a Data Entry Clerk with Zimbabwe Health Interventions (ZHI) in Mutare. She is very much excited for the new role she has assumed as she is now able to take care of her personal needs. She is currently studying towards a degree in Development Studies and remains committed to continue uplifting herself and to inspire other adolescent girls and young women.
“… I continue to acknowledge the DREAMS program for what it has done for me in a time when I thought my life had no meaning or direction. I have gone places as a result of my participation in this program and this makes me continue sharing my story with other girls out there to be encouraged and never lose hope as we fight for a nation with Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS free, Mentored and Safe young women,” she said.