Building a community support structure is vital to help orphans and vulnerable children in the long term, and equipping young people with essential life skills and emotional and social support can dramatically improve their wellbeing and options for the future.
We are partnering with SA Zimbabwe, rolling out our Kids’ Club model of emotional and social support, which promotes community involvement and ownership. Kids’ Clubs provide a safe place where children can gather, make friends, play and learn, without fear of stigma, abuse or exploitation. Children who are struggling with trauma have access to counseling and specialist care, and parents and guardians are empowered economically and equipped to support their families sustainably.
How we make a difference:
- We work closely with SA Zimbabwe to understand the local context, to develop community-owned responses, and to share knowledge and solutions from other places in which we operate.
- Together, we provide emotional and social support to orphans and vulnerable children through Kids’ Clubs, and we teach these children about their rights and how to protect them.
- We provide educational materials to enable learning and skills development, and carry out home visits to the children to monitor their progress.
- We train community members and project leaders to give vulnerable children counseling and emotional support and we build awareness throughout the community of the issues affecting orphans and vulnerable children, and the appropriate actions to help them.
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We are proud to be working with 27 project partners, across 217 communities, to support and empower young people for the long-term.