Plan International has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1986 to tackle the root causes of discrimination against children.
Our community-driven work supports vulnerable children, especially girls, to confidently assert their rights and influence policy-making at national, regional and international levels.
Through strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations and the government, we reach the most marginalised children.
We operate in the districts of Bulawayo, Chipinge, Chiredzi, Kwekwe, Mutasa, Mutare, Mutoko, Mwenezi and Tsholotsho.
Our key areas of work include:
- Supporting children to learn from pre-school to secondary school age
- Keeping children safe from all forms of abuse so they can participate safely and confidently in society
- Ensuring children grow up in good health
- Supporting young people to gain the skills and knowledge they need to earn a living.
Education in Emergencies after Cyclone Idai
Education is always the most under-funded sector in an emergency, and we are urging the national government-led response and international donors to ensure this time it is different. We plan to work with the respective governments to ensure the consideration of education in the Cyclone Idai emergency response, particularly the need to build back better.
Skills training transforms the futures of young women
Tracey, 20, from Zimbabwe describes how a skills training programme has changed her life and allowed her to dream of a big future.