ComFAR collaborated with Shamva Mine Football Club (SMFC) in an effort to end School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV) and creating a safe and supportive learning environment in Shamva District. This initiative is part of ComFAR’s ongoing Girl-Keepers Campaign which seeks stop violence against girls and young women that occurs in and around schools or on the way to school.

The collaboration is strategically designed to use the power of football in denouncing long upheld beliefs and harmful cultural norms that condone violence. The campaign messages will be branded on team’s kits, banners and flyers that will be on display or distributed during matches. The initiative will also work towards attaching a monetary value to every goal scored by SMFC. It will allow willing community individuals to donate any amount for every goal SMFC scores. The donations will be utilised to promote girls education through investing in areas they need assistance which include uniforms, books, sanitary ware, fees and career guidance.

This collaboration will go a long way in transforming young people’s lives in Shamva and with no doubt, transform the community. It will add on to the already existing girl’s empowerment efforts being made by the government and other NGOs. Most importantly, It’s a catalyst in promoting young women and girls meaningful participation in community development.