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SheNspiration is a project that has set out to impart digital storytelling skills to girls and women in Zimbabwe. These skills will be imparted through workshops, trainings, meetups and digitally through social media and downloadable resources.

In addition to this, an ebook for content creation will be produced and available for free download on the #SheNspiration microsite. Girl Grandeur Zimbabwe has also partnered with a digital publication for a special edition of the Kwantuthu Arts magazine which will cater specifically to female creative entrepreneurs.

There aren’t enough spaces in Zimbabwe that capacitate creative female entrepreneurs and we want to fill that gap. We want women to learn not only from us but also from each other. This will create a supportive network that will become the pillar of a women-led media industry,” said Thembelihle Terry-Lynne Zulu the founder of Girl Grandeur Zimbabwe .

The #SheNspiration project is a response to the digital gender gap in the new media landscape. Digital storytelling can be a hobby or an occupation. The media industry needs more female voices and more stories about women. These digital skills are an investment in the story of the woman.

I’ve been blogging for over 5 years and the numerous opportunities that this has opened for me are without number. I’d like to see more women taking up digital storytelling and owning their narratives,” said Thembelihle .

The project’s key activities will include:
• Train 240 girls in 8 high schools (Bulawayo and Harare)
• Train 8 teachers to run the high school media clubs
• Teach 60 women how to blog from scratch 
• Draft ebook for female digital storytellers 
• Compile workbook for all the bloggers trained
• Train 120 young women in Universities how to blog ( 4 Universities)
• 4 content creator meetups (Harare and Bulawayo)

This project is funded by the Equal Digital Skills Fund. One of the key goals of the EQUALS Digital Skills Fund is to facilitate appropriate digital skills training for up to 10,000 women and girls which includes the use of technology for social change and entrepreneurship. In addition, the initiative supports female role models and internet users within communities, social movements and workplaces to lead the next generation of women and girls in technology.

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Budget tips every woman can consider this October.

If you want to attain financial freedom it is crucial to know basic financial management principles. You have to draw up a budget so that you know where your money is going as this will make it easy to keep track of your spending. Though budgeting and tracking your spending can feel a bit like having strict parents, it is supposed to give you freedom as you can tailor your spending practices and ensure that you manage your money in line with your financial goals. Below are % that you can apply when you want budget and keep track of your hard earned money.

Budget percentages to consider

Giving 10%

Savings 10%

Housing 25%

Food 15%

Insurance 10%

Transportation 15%

Utilities 10%

Recreation 5%

The first two categories which are giving and savings are key, saving is very important if you want to attain financial freedom and having savings gives you a cushion for a rainy day.Then essentials like housing, food, utilities should also be budgeted for because, you need a place to live in, utilities, transport to work as well as food.

Insurance also should be budgeted for be it home insurance, life cover, funeral cover, motor insurance, hospital cover, all these should be paid for as they will make sure that you don’t spend your savings if anything is to happen to you or your possessions. Recreation is also important to budget for so that you know how much exactly you can spend on entertainment.

If you track your spending without first setting a goal for each category, you can easily spend more than you would like to in one or several categories. With a pre-set budget, you have a number to aim for that will help ensure you making efforts to control spending so that you have more money to put toward your financial goals, whether those goals be saving money for a house, paying off debt, or working toward financial freedom.

Tip:

Opt for using cash than credit cards as with cash you can use a cash jar or cash envelope system. By using a cash envelope system for expenses such as groceries, entertainment, meals out and other flexible spending categories, you can be sure you’re not spending over the allocated amount in your budget because you simply commit to using only the money in the envelope for those expenses. Once the money is gone, you’re finished spending in that category for the month.

Also, twerk your budget on a regular basis to accommodate for expenses like car insurance or school fees which are seasonal expenses. If your budget permits, have an emergency fund as well that will be part of your budget, you can cut down percentages of other categories to accommodate having an emergency fund.

Go ahead and apply these budget tips this October as a trial run and find out if this can work for you.

Xoxo PRLadyBoss

Imelda Duduzile Moyo

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My name is Loraine Sibanda and I am a Publicist , Blogger and Podcaster but most importantly the hat I am privileged to wear every single day of my life is the hat of an Entrepreneur. For as long as I can remember I had a great passion for writing , magazines and anything that allowed me to serve. Like an actor on a grand stage comes alive when telling a story I come alive when I serve others around me and invest or uplift mainly young women,children and our youth. It is an honour to join Girl Grandeur as the Editor of Chief.

Our initiative is about “informing policymakers about girls’ needs locally and nationally. The organization educates the media about critical issues facing girls. The founders were concerned about the unique issues that were plaguing young girls in this digital era and they realized that these were different from the conventional issues that are addressed by NGOs and women’s organisations. They felt that young girls needed a recreational space that would be fun and beneficial at the same time”. 

While that is our biggest and primary goal is it also our intention to educate, share, learn and also connect young women, organisations who are keen to collaborate with on this journey with us. You can expect a lot of fun, engaging, relevant and awesome changes on our site as well as our blog that are all geared at ensuring that we create content that will stimulate conversations in the right space with the right perspective but more importantly conversations that will lead to change. It is that TIME!!

Thank you to all those that have been a part of the Editorial team, social media family, partners and Sponsors from the inception of the programme to date. We welcome our new editorial family and anyone out there who supports our vision. My team and I look forward to a great year ahead and we represent , shed light and celebrate the young african woman.

 

Regards

Loraine Sibanda

Editor in Chief

Girl Grandeur

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