Chengeto is a Zimbabwe name with Shona origins often given to baby girls. The name means "having safety and assurance" in the Shona language. The Shona people make up 80% of Zimbabwe's population and are known for their impressive stone sculptures.
The Four Bridges Project has chosen this name for our first intercultural program and scholarship. Our goal with the Chengeto project is to assist a Harare, Zimbabwe young woman to achieve her goals and dreams of education. The goal of the project is to support her as she concentrates full-time on her online education so that she may contribute her learning to her community.
Michele Mutasa connected with our founder, millay Freschi, through the Four Bridges Project's Facebook page during the 2010 event "16 Days to End Gender Violence". She shared her story and her writings and her concerns about her future and the futures of women in her community. millay decided that she wanted to share Michele's story with the community with the hope that we could come together and support Michele's journey.
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