Saliwe is the Founding Director of Talia Women's Network and is driven by a personal vision for women, girls and youth to attain the freedom to experience wholeness in terms of health, education and enterprise opportunities. Prior to establishing Talia, Saliwe worked for more than ten years in various capacities in youth development, drawing from her expertise in strategic planning and management; NGO management and governance, fundraising and resource mobilization, youth programming (employability, vocational technical skills and enterprise development), leadership development and sustainable community-based initiatives for income generation and poverty alleviation. Saliwe courageously established the organization after going through a personal ‘dungeon’ phase where both she and her husband were unemployed, lived with no access to water and electricity, and did not know where the next meal would come from. Meaning ‘dew from heaven’, Talia exists to provide sustenance for women, girls and youth, offering integrated socio-economic and health support.
Precilla holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe. She also has professional certifications in Program Management; Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL); and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health. Precilla’s key competencies include program coordination, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder management, data collection, report writing and database management. Precilla is passionate about working with women, girls and children.
Sifelani holds an Honours Degree in Actuarial Science from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). She is responsible for maintaining the organisation’s accounts, all HR and administration issues, as well as overseeing the Uplift Leadership Development Program. Sifelani is also the managing director of an actuarial consulting company called Dynamic Actuarial Solutions. She is a wife and mother of three.
Lorraine has a certificate in Early Childhood Development and has been working as a teacher since 2014. She is passionate about the welfare of women and children and has spent time in community development to improve their well being. Lorraine is an avid learner who works well under pressure and with limited supervision. Her work in Talia enables her to fulfil her calling of uplifting the lives of women and children in the communities.
Annastacia is a teacher who is passionate about helping transforming and imparting knowledge to the lives of children in communities. She believes in community inclusive solutions and a bottom up approach to everyday issues of the families in the communities she serves. Annastacia has a great zeal to assist rural communities and increase access to education and information. Working with Talia, Annastacia has found meaning in amplifying issues affective women and helping them uplift their lives and enhance their well-being as well as that of their families.
Moffat is a primary school teacher at Masembura Primary School in Mashonaland Central. He is a Community Facilitator at Talia because of his passion for youth and women development. Moffat is married with three children.
Lydia is a third year student at Bindura University of Science Education, studying towards a degree in Development Studies and Geosciences. Lydia is a passionate learner and a good team player. She has used her time at Talia to contribute towards development efforts targeted at women and girls. Her work with the women and girls at grassroots level has increased her awareness towards the plight of vulnerable women and girls in terms of access to information and empowerment opportunities.
Talia is, dew from God or dew from heaven. Dew is generally defined as water vapour in the air that condenses on a cool surface during the night, hence grass becomes wet when the ‘dew point’ is reached during night cooling