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How Sharing Offers and Needs Can Shatter Gender Stereotypes

Excited youth milled around under the shade of palm trees in the balmy weather of Zimbabwe. Many were nervous. They were about to explore what they had to offer and what they needed from 150 other young people they didn’t know, as the opening to a weekend of leadership training.

It was an unusual scene, teenagers talking together without electronic devices. Looking sharp in their finest clothes, they were about to impress each other with more than their appearance. Some were unsure whether they should be considered leaders, uncertain of the value that they had to offer. They were about to learn something profound about themselves and the others who had been gathered by Tadzie Madzima of IGNITE Youth.

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