What we do
Plan Zimbabwe works to promote child rights and lift children out of poverty.
During the development of Plan Zimbabwe's Country Strategic Plan, child consultations were held and children put forward what they saw as impediments to their well being. These included HIV and AIDS; low household incomes; food insecurity; child abuse; low participation of children in development activities; and the deteriorating political and socio-economic environment.
Our response to these issues is reflected in our 5 holistic programmatic interventions:
Making the health of every mother and child count
We work to support maternal, neonatal and child health improvement, malaria disease prevention and control, and water and sanitation in the areas we operate in.
Reducing vulnerability to HIV and AIDS
We help raise awareness of HIV, and support behavioural change and care, as well as providing homecare, counselling and support to HIV-affected households.
Fulfilling the right to quality education for all children
We facilitate and build the capacity of school development committees to renovate and construct classrooms, source learning materials for teachers, schools and pupils, and identify children for scholarships.
Producing and earning enough for children and the family
We support families and communities to increase food production by promoting good farming methods and income generation projects, such as livestock and market gardening.
We also support non-agricultural initiatives to raise income. For example, we run training courses for young people and adults on sewing and carpentry.
Keeping children safe and fully involved in development
Child rights is at the centre of all of our operations and we facilitate training of children and youth to appreciate their rights. We also work closely with the responsible government departments to provide child protection in child-friendly environments.