Thanks so much for contacting me. Whilst you are waiting for me to respond I would like to share some news update with you . Many great things keep happening in my journey to set up a global networking for girls’ networks in Africa. The support base is growing and each individual who comes to be part of our work gives something unique which I cherish. In life you must come to a stage where after much hard work you think about the best that you can do and then do it. In spite of everyday challenges we must continue everyday. I am an optimist and think everything that I am passionate about will work out – it may take a long time but at the end something will come of it. And so I keep going.
MY BOOK, A WOMAN ONCE A GIRL –BREAKING SILENCE IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEB
I am glad to inform you that after the launch of my book in London on 8 March 2012 was a success. The feedback has been overwhelming! Thank you for your support always.
I am happy to announce that my book is already available through Barnes & Noble, Amazon and Google. A copy can be purchased online for only £1.50. I really want to share the story of girls I support and by buying this book you have supported me and girls. Your support contributes to a global movement to change status for girls. The loss of girls lives in Africa is what worries me most. I witnessed it with my eyes and the only way I can help is to share their story and I need your help to do so. Please follow these links to buy the book and after reading it be kind enough to post your review.
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ON THE UP BOOK LAUNCH – WE ARE FEATURED TOGETHER WITH TOP AFRICAN CHANGEMAKERS
On another note our story was included in yet another amazing book launched in London called On The Up. It features stories of entrepreneurs in Africa who are trying to do the impossible. Nikki and Rob Wilson travelled throughout Africa documenting innovative projects by social entrepreneurs. They included Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe and visited one of our Girls’ Empowerment Villages. They were so moved by the hard work and passion that they saw in Africa. Please visit link here for details on the book entitled On The Up:
BETTY MAKONI ENDORSES ZIMBABWE ACHIEVERS AWARDS WITH A POEM
I recently wrote a poem for Zimbabwe Achievers Awards which are coming up on 28 April 2012. I love writing and sharing poetry. I endorse the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards and accepted an invitation to be their patron. Please follow this link to find out more:
I AM OFF TO WASHINGTON DC FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS AFRIKAN GODDESS AWARD
I am happy to let you know that Afrikan Goddess Online media has announced me as the first award winner! In June 2012 I will be off to the USA to receive the award. You are invited to buy a ticket and attend the event. You can also attend by visiting their website and supporting what they are doing. I need your inspirational words to keep me strong in this work so please post any message here:
I AM A NOMINEE FOR WOMEN FOR AFRICA AWARDS UK- WILL ATTEND THE EVENT IN LONDON
WOMEN FOR AFRICA presents ‘The Women For Africa Awards UK 2012’ on Saturday 19
May 2012 at the Great Hall, Hornton Street ,Kensington, London, W8 7NX.
Buy your Early Bird tickets at £25 before 10th April or £35 thereafter. The inaugural ‘Women For Africa’ (W4A) Awards UK 2012 will take place at The Great Hall in Kensington and a number of deserving women will be celebrated. It promises to be an elevating and inspiring evening where women of African origin are recognised and celebrated
More details: http://www.women4africa.com/event/event-tickets/
TAPESTRIES OF HOPE –SHARING OUR STORY
The documentary Tapestries of Hope is showing in the USA. Please visit this website if you want copies. I tried very hard to share the story so that many women and girls in the world can heal.
GIRL CHILD NETWORK-USA IS NOW OFFICIALLY REGISTERED
Alec Egili, a young man who started supporting after I won the CNN Heroes Award, registered the Girl Child Network in Los Angeles. Many thanks to Alec and I hope to speak to his team on the next steps for GCN USA.
MY OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY, NEVER AGAIN, NOT TO ANY WOMAN OR GIRL AGAIN, IS OUT SOON
My official biography will be out soon and this coincides with my birthday on June 22. Please keep watching this space. I have reread it many times and worked hard to complete it. It is entitled Never Again, Not to any woman or girl again. The title reflects what I hope to accomplish. Let’s support girls to help them reach their potential.
MY SOCIAL ENTERPRISE EMPOWERS WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH TRAINING AND SPEAKING
If you want me to speak at your event provide training on empowerment, leadership, and confidence building just visit my website. My hope is that each time I speak or mentor or train women and girls, donations will also go to our Girls Empowerment Fund. Please visit my enterprise www.muzvarebettymakoniei I support women and girls to be their best. Please call me for speaking or training and I will do my best for you. I believe in a give-and-take approach to development work.
TRUSTEES AND AMBASSODORS OF GIRL CHILD NETWORK WORLDWIDE
Girl Child Network Worldwide extends an open invitation to any woman and man who wants to help at the government level. Please send your email in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass it on to our trustees. Volunteers are very welcome . http://www.girlchildnetworkworldwide.org/get-involved/
SUPPORT GIRLS EMPOWERMENT FUND
My work to set up a Girls Empowerment Fund continues and I invite you to donate £1-£10 per year to help me continue my work. Please encourage your family and friends to do so as well. The link is below. Just last week a girl from Zimbabwe sent me an email to say that she obtained 15 points in her exams at A level. This is after she had suffered two years out of school. As long as girls need me I will work hard to help them. Please support by donating to our Girls Empowerment Fund as we still have critical work to accomplish in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. I receive many urgent appeals daily so your continued support is desperately needed. http://www.girlchildnetworkworldwide.org/donate/