A blog post by Nicole Brown from the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, Improving Access to Services for Children and Families Through Collaboration Among Health Workers and Social Service Workers, highlights Bantwana’s work with vulnerable children in Zimbabwe.
Ms. Brown’s blog focuses on her visit to Zimbabwe where she met community-level child care workers (CCWs) in the Chinotimba area. Her blog highlights their process for gaining certification as child care workers. In conversations she learned how CCWs have gained the trust of their neighbors and engage community members in identifying children in need of their help. The CCWs work with the Child Protection Committee and Village Health Worker to implement an integrated approach to addressing the children’s overall well-being.
Ms. Brown ends by pointing out that it takes a strong social service workforce to provide the best care for vulnerable populations. At Bantwana, we couldn’t agree more.