Through his seed grant project, Onward Chironda educated 510 participants on the effects of early, forced, and child marriages
Through “Girls Choose,” his seed grant project (made possible by Johnson & Johnson), Onward Chironda, a Women Deliver Young Leader from Zimbabwe produced an Advocacy Podium activity within the Masvingo Show Society Youth Zone. The podium which reached 510 participants and used edutainment (music, dance, and drama) to disseminate information on early, forced, and child marriages. Service providers, parents, teachers, policy makers, guardians, and community leaders joined young people to discuss and mobilize community members to demand an end to early, forced, and child marriages in Zimbabwe. Key stakeholders were engaged, including the Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), the Zimbabwe Republic Police Victim Friendly Unit (ZRP VFU), and the Ministry of Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment (MoYIE).