Individual Member: Memory Bandera
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Memory Bandera is a US-trained Zimbabwean specializing in International Development. She is passionate about human rights and socioeconomic development issues. Currently, Memory works as a Deputy Director for Programmes and Special Projects at the International Law Institute, African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE). Prior to joining ILI-ACLE she worked as the Regional Program Coordinator for East Africa with Youth Action International(YAI). Memory is also a founding member of the Girl Child Network (GCN) Zimbabwe, a charitable trust and network of girls aiming to provide moral, educational, emotional, and financial support to disadvantaged girls.
In 2003, Memory co-founded Tariro: Hope and Health for Zimbabwe's Orphans which addresses the particular needs of Zimbabwean teenage girls. Young women are at highest risk for contracting HIV, yet many non-profits operating in Zimbabwe focus on younger children, leaving teenage girls without the critical resources they need to obtain an education. Thus, Tariro seeks to provide comprehensive educational support for teenage girls, in order to enable them to finish a secondary school education and proceed to higher institutes of learning. To connect with Memory, please write to email@example.com
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