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Portrait of Fadzai | by The Advocacy Project
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Portrait of Fadzai

Fifteen-year-old Fadzai lives in Hopley, a suburb of Harare where the Women Advocacy Project (WAP) works. She left school in Form 2 after her father died and her mother went to work in South Africa. Fadzai now lives with her grandmother and they support themselves by selling “Freeze-its” (frozen popsicles) in the market.


Fadzai’s favorite subject was science and she had once hoped to become a doctor. “What is most difficult for me is the issue of my education,” she told WAP. “I want to go back to school like the other children, when I see them going to school I feel such pain.”


Photo by Alex Kotowski, 2018 Peace Fellow, The Advocacy Project

June 18, 2018 – Hopley, Zimbabwe

Names have been changed


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Taken on June 18, 2018