Promoting COVID-19 preparedness at Tongogara Refugee Camp
The Ministry of Health & Child Care categorised the Tongogara Refugee Camp as a "high-risk area" for a potential outbreak of COVID-19. To prepare for this, the UNHCR and its partners in the camp have constructed an isolation facility, with World Vision leading in ensuring that all water supplies for the isolation centre are installed and adequate in the event of an outbreak.
Viamo ensures education continues in the midst of crises
In the midst of the educational uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, World Vision is leading a consortium in Zimbabwe called 'Education in Emergencies', which comprises of Plan International and Save the Children to ensure education continuity. Funded by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, the project is spearheading the use of the first ever mobile-learning-based platform in the country called Viamo (Via Mobile).
Humanitarians at heart: A story of World Vision staff’s compassion and cooperation
It truly is the kindness of strangers that can alter a person’s life. And the World Vision staff in Menyezwa have demonstrated that although humanitarians do get paid to extend a helping hand, outside of their jobs, most of them are just everyday people with everyday problems, but with special hearts to serve!
World Vision is improving access to education for children in Zimbabwe during the COVID-19 lockdown
When disasters strike, they affect everyone including the most vulnerable. Children are always a vulnerable group in any emergency and the coronavirus pandemic has changed how millions around the globe, including Zimbabwe, are educated. Amid the public health emergency, schools in the nation had to shut down abruptly in an attempt to contain the spread on the COVID-19 virus.
World Vision Quarter 2 Zimbabwe Newsletter
During one of the hardest quarters we have ever faced as a National Office in Zimbabwe. We continued to work tirelessly to positively impact the lives of children in the country. This newsletter gives a snapshot of key highlight during the second quarter of our 2020 Fiscal Year (January - March 2020).
World Vision in Zimbabwe responding to COVID-19 pandemic
World Vision Zimbabwe has initiated a response to the coronavirus. Resources are being mobilised with the aim of reaching a million people. Not only are we responding to the need for protective and hygiene items, but also preparing to meet the needs for psychosocial support, and future preparedness for an epidemic outbreak. In a statement, World Vision Zimbabwe, National Director, Emmanuel Isch said they are currently seized with raising awareness to the communities and the most vulnerable.
World Vision Zimbabwe Annual Report 2019
Over the years, World Vision's teams in Zimbabwe have faced both opportunities and challenges. Nonetheless, we have continued to operate with one goal in mind: to positively impact the lives of children in Zimbabwe! 2019 was no different. Despite economic challenges, the devastating impacts of Cyclone Idai and a recurring drought, which affected many of our operating areas, we continue to serve children and their families every day. This report gives an account of the progress and achievements made during the past year.
Improving Children’s Health by Breaking Harmful Religious Practices
Through a partnership with the Pfizer Foundation, religious leaders and the government, World Vision teams in Zimbabwe are working to improve access to healthcare, especially for children under 5 years old in hard-to-reach areas.
New Clinic commissioned at Fumugwe, Matobo District
With 12 babies born and no recorded deaths, the new maternity wing at Fumugwe Clinic is already contributing greatly to the well-being of the community. Walking nearly 30 kilometers to the nearest clinic was a constant struggle for community members in Fumugwe, Ward 18, often resulting in dire consequences for the ill, sometimes even death.
World Vision began operating in Zimbabwe in 1973, primarily providing assistance to children’s homes and offering relief to Zimbabweans in camps and institutions.
After independence in 1980, our focus changed to rehabilitation and small-scale development programmes as the country absorbed exiled and previously displaced groups.
Over the years World Vision has transitioned to large-scale community development programmes designed to address community needs, with a specific focus on children, using participatory planning approaches and ensuring sustainability.
Today, World Vision is the largest humanitarian organisation in Zimbabwe, operating relief and development projects across the country benefitting more than 2 million people each year.
Volunteers Save Lives
UNFPA estimates that more than 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa are living with fistula with 50,000 to 100,000 new cases added annually. Without access to timely, high-quality medical treatment, obstetric fistula leaves women and young girls leaking urine and often leading to chronic medical problems and other emotional challenges.
Education through E-Learning
The E-learning centre was constructed by World Vison's Hwange Area Programme, with support from World Vision Canada and Canadian-based Learning for Humanity. The project will benefit about 900 students. The centre provides learning solutions focused on teachers and learners from early childhood development (ECD) through tertiary level.
Empowering children's skills
Savings for transformation groups commonly known as Village Lending and Savings groups are one of the economic models being used by World Vision to empower women in communities across the country. Takwirira Savings and Producer group of ward 3 is one of the examples transforming the lives of rural women in Mutasa. Formed in 2015, the 12-member group has been pooling resources together to increase their ability to engage in economic activities
Clean Water for Students
In the photo, Taku and Theo are part of the 2,040 people and school children who are now able to access clean and safe water thanks to the rehabilitated Solar Powered Piped Water Scheme in Matsvitsi Area in Guruve district, Mashonaland Central Province, Zimbabwe.
It takes Zimbabwe
Ending violence against children requires all of us. See how we are working to end sexual violence in Zimbabwe.