Amplifying the voices of people affected by HIV in Zimbabwe

This three year project aims to increase uptake of HIV services among poor and at-risk-groups, specifically employees of medium and small enterprises and in the informal sector, truck drivers, prisoners and children vulnerable to HIV and AIDS. It also seeks to improve advocacy for HIV policy and practice that benefits the target groups as well as enhance and sustain livelihoods for prisoners and ex-offenders living with HIV. 

Main activities: 

  • Train peer educators. Peer educators will train peers on HIV issues, prevention and care services.
  • Mobile VCT services will be piloted for informal sector workers with limited/no access to HIV services.
  • Workplace wellness days conducted in order to increase information and access to HIV prevention and care services for employees.
  • Support 170 new organisations to establish workplace HIV policies and committees in response to continuing high demand.
  • Establish support groups and livelihoods training for 360 prisoners and replicate the successful pilot of livelihoods inputs for 15 new released prisoners.
  • Increase the capacity of the local implementing partners to improve their response to the needs of PLHIV and those most vulnerable to HIV.
  • Update and distribute handbook on child friendly HIV programming to relevant organisations, networks and ministries, especially targeting those with limited internet access.

 

Start date: 1 August 2015

End date: 30 July 2018

Partner organisations:

Zimbabwe Association of Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation of the Offender (ZACRO)

Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC)

Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention and Support Organisation (ZAPSO)

National Employment Council for the Transport Operating Industry (NECTOI)

Locations: Nationwide

Funded by Comic Relief 

 

International Citizen Service (ICS) programme

Progressio Zimbabwe participates in the ICS programme, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development. Progressio ICS places UK volunteers aged 18-25 years with local organisations where they work alongside local young volunteers on community, education, livelihoods or environmental projects.

From January 2014, Progressio ICS volunteers in Zimbabwe will be working with the partner organisations DOMCAP and Simukai child protection programme.

You can read more about Progressio ICS in Zimbabwe here.

Recently completed projects 

Click here to find out more about our previous work in Zimbabwe.