The project is targeting 100% youths in Chirumanzu and Shurugwi expanding to Nkayi in the 2nd phase, which is starting in July 2020 and targeting a total of 22 240 youths. 1 200 in-school youth aged 15-17 years and 2 500 out of school youth 18-35 years benefited from 1st phase of the project. In its 1st phase the project was being implemented in partnership with Midlands Aids Services Organisation (MASO) and Star for Life (South Africa) who are experts in motivation trainings whereas Hand in Hand Zimbabwe provides expertise in entrepreneurship training.
The project aims at increasing young men and women’s (15-35 years) motivation and capacity to maintain good health and livelihoods as well as increase in strengthening health awareness, motivation and economic activity of young people who are not in school (unemployed and disadvantaged young people, 18-35 years). These are mobilized into social and economic “Star Clubs” where they get a tailor-made training based on health and motivational programs and complete entrepreneurship training.
The project is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 1 – No poverty, 3 – Good Health and well-being and 17 – partnerships for the goals. It is also in line with the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goal which targets to eradicate HIV/AIDS by 2020.
This project is an in-school WASH 2-year project targeting children in school aged 5-17 years of age. The project is being implemented in Shurugwi and Chirumanzu targeting a total of 5 280 school children. The project started on the 1st of June 2020. The goal of the project is to improve children´s well-being and resilience during food and health emergencies.