By A Correspondent- The World Vision in Zimbabwe has partnered various NGOs and government departments to spear head various community centered projects in Zimbabwe under a 2,7 million euro (US$3,2 million) fund.
In a statement, the NGO announced that it has join hands with the Christian, child-focused humanitarian aid agency, while also collaborating with Welthungerhilfe,
The project is meant to strengthen community-led actions on education and disaster preparedness in five districts across Zimbabwe.
The districts are namely Chipinge, Chimanimani, Buhera, Tsholotsho and Nkayi which have over the years been affected by a combination of disasters, including droughts, floods, cyclones, and hailstorms that affect access to education services and erode disaster preparedness capacities.
The statement added that the project which began its operations on the 1st of June, 2021 will run for two years.
The project which has been titled SCALE-DP’s Programme manager, Dr Tapiwa Muzerengi said the interventions will use existing community structures to ensure the sustainability and participation of vulnerable groups.
“Among others, the programme will enhance disaster preparedness of 250 schools in five districts of operations. This programme is unique because it is inclusive, for example it will incorporate disaster preparedness and response for people with disabilities. This will include the procurement of assistive devices for children with varying disabilities. For example, braille material for the visually impaired, retro-fitting such as building ramps to ensure that those with physical impairments can access classrooms for learning. Disaster proofing for schools will also be part of the activities under the programme,” said Dr Muzerengi.