Child Protection

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School children, teachers and parents spearhead a shift towards child protection and constructive relationships within Chimanimani district and support access to education for children of economically disadvantaged backgrounds

The Integrated Child protection program aims at creating safe and peaceful environment for children in Chimanimani district through strengthening child rights programs. This is achievable through the following key interventions:

  • Capacity-building in child protection and conflict transformation for teachers, children and parents.
  • Advocacy through publication of child written newsletter articles.
  • Creation of platforms for district stakeholders on child protection programming.
  • Community awareness on child rights and responsibilities.
  • Participatory development and publication of child friendly manuals/booklets on child protection and positive trauma healing.
  • Implementation of abuse case management and response programs.
  • Setting up of safety nets for children through establishment of effective child protection committees.
  • Ensuring active participation in networking/collaborations with other like-minded organizations and or bodies.
  • Promotion of child interactive learning through implementation of child protection club activities in schools.
  • Supporting access to education for children with economically disadvantaged backgrounds

The rights of children have increased in the schools and the children`s environment

Children take responsibility to form own child protection committees and clubs. They select their club patrons who mentor club activities. Children develop activity plans and implement them during child led club lessons. Child committees are linked up with adult case management teams in their respective wards. Children initiate case management through reporting and referring abuse cases. A case respond fund is utilized in responding to reported cases of child abuse. Counselling services are offered to needy traumatized victims of abuse in schools by the patrons. Information gaps between children and parents are closed through conducting sustained dialogues and awareness raising activities.  Children actively participate in the development of child friendly manuals and booklets. Children write articles to express their views concerning child rights. School leavers use pieces of theatre to create awareness about child rights.

Children receive training in environmental/climate change. Schools initiate and implement small agro-ecological projects. School climate change policies are developed and adopted. Community members and stakeholders are invited for a look and learn tour at the schools
We aim to reduce school drop-out rate amongst children who will be benefiting from the school fees generating projects. Income generating initiatives are established for Orphans and vulnerable children. Project management skills will be developed through hands-on training programs with beneficiaries. Stories of change will be published.