Youth Aspire Partners Youth Council To Facilitate Formalization Of Businesses For Young People

YOUTH Aspire Development Trust (YADT), an organization that promotes youths rights and sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR), through capacity building, advocacy and community mobilization has partnered with Zimbabwe Youth Council (ZYC) with the aim of capacitating young people around business formalization skills. By Patricia Mashiri Speaking during  the training of the trainers session of youths in Chitungwiza, Joseph Mhasvi a Research and Documentation Officer with ZYC said they have been since last year, 2020 been assisting youths to formalize their businesses. This came after we realized that many youth businesses…

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Community Health Workers Go Digital

WHEN Nelson Mwanawenyu, a nurse at a plantation estate clinic in Manicaland province applied for a position with a private health institution in the city of Mutare, he was told the interview would be conducted through the Skype social media platform. By Caiphas Chimhete, CWGH He innocently asked the secretary who had phoned him to give exact directions to Skype, which he thought were some magnificent building in the mountainous city. Mwanawenyu’s enquiry sent the secretary into a bout of laughter. She however later explained to him that Skype was…

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World Vision and Partners Launch Project To Strengthen Community-led Actions On Education and disaster preparedness in five districts across Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMBABWE: Christian, child-focused humanitarian aid agency, World Vision collaborating with Welthungerhilfe, Christian Blind Mission and various Government of Zimbabwe departments, has launched a project titled Strengthening Community-Led Actions on Education and Disaster Preparedness also known as SCALE-DP project.  Health Reporter With an estimated €2,7million euros (US$3,2 million) funding from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid operations (ECHO), the project aims to improve disaster preparedness, early response and access to inclusive education in protective environments for 135,555 children, 40,025 women and 36,946 men. The two-year project which began its…

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Mukando Boost For People Living With HIV In Mash Central

THE Zimbabwe National Network of People Living With HIV (ZNNP+) has improved livelihoods of People Living With HIV (PLHIV) in Mashonaland Central through Internal Savings and Lending (ISAL) projects or Mukando. By Patricia Mashiri Through assistance from Troicare, ZNNP+ gave Kushinga group based in Nyakudya village, Masembura in Mashonaland Central  a total of US$150 to build internal savings and lending groups (Mukando) that would empower PLHIV economically. Before disbursing the funds, a feasibility assessment was done which ensured that a strong committee and other enabling modalities were in place.  The…

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BHASO’s Community Outreach Delivers ARVs To More Than 3000 Clients

THE Batanai HIV and AIDS Service Organisation (BHASO),  a community based HIV and AIDS civil society organisation based in Masvingo has delivered Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) to not less than 3000 clients at the back of its community outreach programs. Staff Reporter Through their official page, BHASO said the, “Community Outreach is one form of decentralizing health services by the government of Zimbabwe. It recognizes the importance of bringing services within reach of many, especially those in hard-to-reach areas. Through community outreach, more than 300 ART clients in and around Makugwe…

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CeSHHAR Awarded Templeton World Charity Foundation Grant To Implement Zvandiri Project

Dr. Webster Mavhu, CeSHHAR Deputy Director, has been competitively awarded a three-year grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to implement the project “The Zvandiri (As I am) character strength and its constructs among adolescents living with HIV in Zimbabwe”. This project will examine and measure how the Zvandiri programme can sustainably engage adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) to develop the character strengths embedded within the indigenous concept of ‘Zvandiri’ (accept me as I am), so that they can flourish and live well within their communities. This project builds on…

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Stanbic Donates ZW$3.5 Million Worth Products To Albino Charity

Stanbic Bank has donated sun protection products worth ZWL 3.5 million to the Albino Charity Organization of Zimbabwe (ALCOZ). By Patricia Mashiri The donated products include 1000 units of sunscreen lotions,1 000 units of antibacterial soap,1 000 units of antiseptic liquid, 1 000 units of lip balm, 1000 units of antiseptic ointment and 1 000 sunhats. Speaking during the handover ceremony Lucy Dlodlo, Manager for Sponsorship, Events and CSI Stanbic Bank said the institution was committed to play its part in protecting people with albinism from the sun cognizant of…

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Making dreams a reality: The DREAMS/Pathways Project

By Tariro Mhute and Vincent Mpamhadzi Looking back Virgina Tshuma (34) from Mambo – Gweru, never imaged that one day she would own a thriving poultry business. With the prevailing economic crisis, making ends meet was only a dream as she and her husband only managed to provide one meal per day for their three children, let alone pay their school fees. Her husband is an artisanal miner and without a steady income – life wasn’t always rosy. This posed great tension in their home, which sometimes led to verbal…

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Swift Officially Begins 75th Anniversary National Wheelchair Donations

Swift, the country’s leading logistics company, has officially launched the “Together In Motion” campaign – a Corporate Social Responsibility programme centred on its 75th anniversary. To mark the milestone, Swift will be giving away 75 wheelchairs across Zimbabwe. HealthTimes Reporter The campaign started on 12 August 2021 at Swift’s Harare depot and saw the Jairos Jiri Association receiving 10 wheelchairs. Over the next four months, the Together In Motion campaign will hand over a total of 75 wheelchairs across the country’s 10 provinces. Swift has partnered the Jairos Jiri Association,…

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Cancer Association of Zimbabwe Uses Women Month To Raise Cancer Awareness

THE Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) says it has dedicated their time during the Women’s month to raising awareness around cancer and other Non Communicable Diseases amongst citizens. By Patricia Mashiri In an interview with HealthTimes, Mr Lovemore Makurirofa, the CAZ Information Research and Evaluation Officer said they took up various cancer awareness activities in the women’s month including screening and raising awareness on both cervical and breast cancer. As you are aware that cervical cancer and breast cancer are the most cancers among female in Zimbabwe. Cervical cancer constitutes…

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