UK based fashionista Yvonne Yvette on Monday donated five sewing machines and animal feed to less privileged girls in Murewa.
Her kind gesture was in collaboration with girl child movement Shamwari Yemwasikana in the fight against menstrual poverty in rural communities.
In an interview, the designer (YY) said she was humbled to offer a helping hand to girls in her rural home.
“I have always had a passion to give back to girls from the community that raised me and seeing these girls in Murewa made me fulfill the desire.
“I was brought up in Murewa and made it big in the UK with my designs so I have given the girls a startup package so that if any of them want to pursue fashion designing they at least learn the basics whilst young.
“I also feel the menstrual poverty issue has been neglected for a while and think these young girls deserve more and we can’t let them miss school because their can’t afford a clean period,” said YY.
She said she is will to mentor the girls and develop their skills.
“The only way I can connect to girls from my rural home is through something I enjoy doing myself and it makes it easy for me to check up on them.
“I want to be able to teach these girls more in terms of fashion designing and other skills to make a living out of it,” she said.
SYS director Ekenia Chifamba welcomed YY’s donation saying it will go a long way to emancipate the girl child.
“We are happy that our demonstration center is getting more donor funding from people of different walks of life.
“YY is a childhood friend and I am happy she has partnered with us to improve the lifestyle of our girls in Murewa.
“Her donation is vital and we hope to have more players partnering with us to introduce more players at the center,” said Chifamba.