We help vulnerable children and families access critically needed services. Our innovative models of care are based on existing community structures and address children’s comprehensive needs. We strengthen the linkages and referral systems between community and government health and social service providers and have worked closely with the Government of Zimbabwe to develop a national case management system.
We also offer innovative youth work readiness training, comprehensive gender-based violence prevention and survivor programming, and extensive pediatric HIV testing and treatment. We train community cadres in health, social protection, and education to support vulnerable children and caregivers and to link them to health, education, protection, and livelihoods services.
We are currently implementing the design and roll out of an integrated school-community early warning system for proactively identifying girls most at risk of school dropout and providing them with the support needed to retain them in secondary school. We are also providing targeted assistance to the Department of Social Welfare to utilize mobile technology for more timely community reporting of child protection cases, enabling efficient critical intervention and support services.