Women’s month: ‘Success of single mothers lie in their emotional healing’

By ZBC Reporter
As we continue to celebrate women’s month, we cast the spotlight on single mothers who assume the dual role of being fathers and mothers in their families.

An emotional healing class focusing on educating single mothers on how to cope with their demanding dual role was the place to be this Saturday in Harare.
Founder of She Glows Support Group and organiser of the event, Alice Tagwira says she was inspired to help single mothers to retain their emotional and psychological stability in life. “This initiative is there to help single mothers be at ease. For one to develop they have to be emotionally and psychologically stable.”

Single mothers and counsellors who attended the event hailed the platform which enabled them to network with relevant people who can help ease their burdens.

“As a single woman there are things that you face and you feel as if you are alone but, when you come to events like these you meet other people who are ready to listen to you and the issues you are facing,” said Norris Myambeyi a marketer and single mother.

Patience Gahadza a professional counsellor had this to say “…we are teaching women to be confident and accept their situation especially for the sake of their children.”
While the burden of heading families is by no means an easy task, the availability of support systems will go a long way in achieving emotional stability among single mothers.