Jennifer (Click) Ngwere was born and raised in Bikita Minerals, Zimbabwe, in a mine- workers family. She became a guerrilla fighter at the age of 16 at her country’s Liberation Movement, from 1976 to 1980, and then part of the Zimbabwe National Army from 1981 to 1983. Afterwards, she completed teacher’s training at the Morgenster Teachers College and worked as a history teacher. She did further training at the Alvord Training Centre and became a trainer for pre-school teachers. She also trained as a bee-keeper at the Henderson Research Station and was keeping bees, while her other skills include knitting, embroidering and crocheting. Click was celebrated as a hero of independence and as a role model for women in her native country, and two international independent film productions have been shot about her life (Neria & Flame). She is a member of the United African Women’s Organization and the Mandela Gals.
Updated June 2016