Zimbabwe

Working with Children in Zimbabwe


 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

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Zimbabwe continues to face extremely high unemployment rates, with a resulting 76 per cent of the population living in poverty. Families often run out of food between harvests and one-fourth of children are stunted due to malnutrition.

We distribute food to families, support school feeding programs and train health workers to screen children for malnutrition. We equip farmers to grow drought-tolerant grains and use water-conserving farming methods. Another contributing factor to food insecurity is high rates of HIV, with 570,000 children in Zimbabwe having lost one or both parents to the virus. We work with communities to stop the spread of HIV and care for orphaned children.

Your impact in Zimbabwe

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
  • 1,845 children attended early childhood development centres.
  • 1,665 children attended in-school or after-school literacy activities.
  • 6 schools offered adapted infrastructure for students with disabilities.
  • 3,816 children received school supplies and resources for their education including books, backpacks, uniforms and bicycles.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 39 children under 18 received birth certificates in the past year because of World Vision's work.
  • 6 service-providers and institutions have improved performance capabilities because of additional equipment, capacity or budget.
  • 8 girls and boys received child protection case management services.
  • 3,999 children are participating in child protection projects or being supported by them.
  • 2,548 children and adults participated in trainings on child protection, including gender-based violence, positive parenting, children's rights and early marriage.
  • 22,939 people are participating in activities that provide spiritual nurture and encouragement for children.
  • 261 people were involved or trained in community-level advocacy and social accountability activities aimed at holding their governments responsible for the provision of basic services.
  • 6 community groups engaged in Citizen Voice and Action activities, calling on their governments to deliver the basic services that have been promised.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 337 patient consultations were provided by community health workers through projects supported by World Vision.
  • 146 pregnant or lactating women who received maternal health and nutrition services.
  • 582 children received age-appropriate immunizations to protect them against childhood illness.
  • 29 people are participating in nutrition rehabilitation workshops, where caregivers learn to prepare nutrient-dense meals while supporting their child's recovery from malnutrition.
  • 426 people participated in trainings, counseling or activities intended to teach healthy nutrition and feeding practices.
  • 54,467 people learned how to protect themselves against COVID-19 through awareness sessions.
  • 7,384 educational materials related to COVID-19 were printed and distributed.
  • 14,518 protective medical items were provided for health professionals and families, including medical masks, gloves, surgical gowns and eye protection.
  • 11,950 people received personal protective equipment to prevent COVID-19.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors 
  • 87 community members who received financial and business training are now using the skills they acquired.
  • 5 active savings groups created settings for members to learn financial skills, save money collectively and gain access to small loans.
  • 134 households report that their production has increased.
  • 172 community members, including children, received training in disaster risk reduction.
  • 4 communities updated their disaster preparedness plans to provide guidance during emergency situations.
  • 4 producer groups were operational, with members working together to create or sell products.
  • 5,703 metric tons of food was distributed to meet families' immediate survival needs.
  • 99,662 people benefitted from the provision of food assistance.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors
  • 32,183 hygiene kits distributed to support people's health and cleanliness.
Results of World Vision Canada's projects between October 2020 and September 2021,
in partnership with the World Food Programme, Global Affairs Canada and other institutional donors

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