ZVIPO

The Girls Legacy has developed an Iconic character in the name of “Zvipo”, a shona name meaning gifts. Zvipo is will play a communicative, empowering role for girls in schools and communities. Zvipo is a cartoon character depicting a beautiful black girl. The imagery is found on, bill boards and videos that are found in different spaces in the communities from schools, clinics, community centres and other media.

Images play a significant role in redefining social education, power and hierarchies as well as building counter culture praxis. Images also create a space for the recovery and revitalisation of victims in different abusive cases. The image of Zvipo as creates and addresses the subconscious of the girls. The character acts as the voice of the girls, that voice which is active in their conscious but cannot be spoken out due to many barriers associated with low self esteem.