Episode One: Grooming
The first episode of this animation is about grooming. Grooming is when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them. In this episode, we see Mwajuma’s Uncle develop a close relationship with Mwajuma, listening to her and giving her gifts. However, after a while, the uncle begins to reveal his true intentions. One day, he slowly touched Mwajuma on her left thigh and began to rub it after making sure Mwajuma's mother was not present. Mwajuma doesn't understand why she is feeling uneasy and concerned; after all, he is her uncle! Mwajuma has a lot of questions in her head, as most girls in her situation do, and she ends up blaming themselves, thinking she is overreacting, but what Mwajuma doesn't realize is that what his uncle did is extremely concerning.