Posts Tagged as “Zimbabwe

Fund: Child Safety Impact Report (infographic)

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You may remember our Fund: Child Safety last year. It closed with $25,000 raised to protect children in four countries in Africa. The Firelight partners involved took on four different strategies and spent the year making an impact. You can read what they did in the Fund Impact Report we just released. Fund: Child Safety and the 79 donors who donated, made many great projects possible including safe parks for children, family support circles promoting child rights and a building where free legal services are provided for vulnerable children. That’s just part of [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at the work of some of our Zimbabwe partners. These five Firelight partners are working with their communities in Zimbabwe to care for vulnerable children and families. Masvingo Community Based HIV and Vulnerable Children Organization (MACOBAO) works to promote self-sufficiency and strengthen the livelihoods of families affected by HIV in Masvingo. Chiedza Community Welfare Trust was formed by teachers, health workers, and local women in Mutare to prevent parent-child HIV transmission and provide families with business opportunities. Youth for a Child in [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Shingirirai Trust in Harare, Zimbabwe. Shingirirai Trust is making it happen by providing an educational environment for children to develop socially, physically, cognitively, and emotionally. Shingirirai Trust supports vulnerable children in Mabvuku, Tafara, and Caledonia through their six early learning centers. They provide a nurturing environment to support the development of young children in preparation for school. Shingirirai Trust also supports their community by teaching its members creative ways to become more [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Justice for Children Trust, JCT, in Harare, Zimbabwe. JCT is making it happen by providing free legal services to minors, teaching children about their rights before abuse occurs, and protecting children’s rights in Zimbabwe. JCT was established in 2002 by a group of lawyers who wanted to provide individual children with legal assistance. JCT educates the public on children’s rights and legal issues as well as advocates for legal and policy reform [...]

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Make it Happen Monday

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Our weekly partner spotlight. This week we take a look at Youth For a Child in Christ (YOCIC) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. YOCIC is making it happen by providing children with the opportunity to play, have fun, learn about HIV and AIDS prevention and care at their “Kids’ Clubs.” YOCIC is well known for their “Kids’ Clubs.” Many other organizations in their area have adopted the “Kids’ Club” model, expanding YOCIC’s reach. YOCIC also provides life-skills camps and peer-to-peer support. They work with children [...]

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