Some messages are worth a thousand explanations and reflexions. They feel like a kick in the stomach and whiffs of hope, encouragement and certainty that we are on the best path and with the right purpose. An example, is the message that we received this week form Girl MOVER Célia, after a BELIEVE in Touch session with Mwarusi Amina.

Hey sister,
I’m good. I don’t know…
Sister, I want to tell you something: This morning I ran away from home to my aunt’s house in Napipine, because I was hungry… My mum doesn’t go out to sell and there’s no more food.
Sister, I heard that we are going to stay one more month without going to school.
Come on sister, when is this illness going to end?

This was the beginning of another phone session with Mwarusi Amina.
An issue so simple and complex, loaded with various facets and challenges.
Little Amina only wants to know when she can return to school, play with her friends, dance and sing in our dynamic sessions with the rest of the Mwarusis.

in that safe space, she feels like a butterfly and wants to know if someday she can dream and fly again. So little and already so aware of everything… Amina is worried and wants to know where the sustenance of her family will come from when the orders are to stay at home
She wants to know when all of these limitations and uncertainties that COVID-19 forces us to experience will come to an end.
And us sisters, Girl MOVERS and mentors, we will continue to plant hope in our Mwarusis. In every phone call, we confirm that we are more united that ever before.

We taught them our distancing from crowds dance and together we danced in a space so safe that the only noise that could be heard was the connection of our voices. Besides that, we reaffirmed that, for now, we need to stay at home to protect our bodies; we taught them how to make D.I.Y. masks that they can donate to their families, in case of it being necessary to go out to get essentials. At the end of every meeting, we remind them that, the future depends on us and that for now, what we can do is wash our hands frequently. After all, the enemy is invisible, but not eternal!

Saiba Mais…

Changemaker more than ever!

“I admit that sometimes I even think that this social distancing has brought us closer to the empathy and responsibility of becoming a united movement of strength, energy and inspiration for the families and communities that live outside the Academy with their challenges, which have become much more global than local.”

Changemaker Lab

Our program CHANGE has INNOVATED once again and this time the innovation is called CHANGEMAKER LAB. A ‘LAB’ to create and test solutions to respond to global challenges that Mozambique faces.

Adaptations in Crisis

Girl MOVE Academy took part in a Webinar organized by Population Council on the theme “Adaptations in Crisis: Stress Testing our Intentional Design Model for Girls”, alongside organizations from all around the world.

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