Rutendo Ngwena

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Rutendo Ngwena is passionate about community development through social entrepreneurship and is currently studying towards her undergraduate degree at University of Derby.  Rutendo enjoys public speaking and debating which has led to her receiving multiple awards. She is passionate about giving young people a voice and a platform to effect change as the future policy makers of the world. She is the founder of The Flow Initiative. This is a menstruation focused initiative for young girls in Zimbabwe. The initiative aims to de-stigmatize the issue of menstruation in society through the provision of information and education workshops as well as providing a toolkit which features reusable sanitary pads, underwear and detergent to assist girls in managing their menstrual flow.   Through this initiative, Rutendo dreams to see a new generation of unashamed young girls who embrace themselves and are not held back from becoming the best version of themselves.