Zimbabwe has been in lockdown since the end of March, and all schools were closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To support communities during this period, Save the Children introduced the "Education Cannot Wait" Project in Chitungwiza and Epworth towns, where 200 community facilitators including Eugenia were trained and have been conducting door to door home visits in the community.
Elsa’s disability, combined with the pairs status as orphans, make Elvis and Elsa particularly vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19.
When her father passed away in 2018, McClean’s family was forced to move out of their house as they could not afford to pay rent. Since then her mother been struggling to provide for her five children, as well as send them to school. 10 year old McClean lives with her mother and siblings in Seke rural area which lies approximately 40 kilometres east of the capital city, Harare.
Hunger affects children's well-being. They cannot grow well, learn or play. This is why Save the Children is assisting smaller holder farmers in Beitbridge and Matobo districts of Zimbabwe to tackle food insecurity in the face of climate change through providing them with drought tolerant seed crops suitable for their areas and knowledge on climate smart farming. All these efforts are to ensure that children have enough healthy food to eat.
Read how, Save the Children in Zimbabwe (SC) and The Garden Trust’s integrated Food Security, Nutrition, Health, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program reached over 50,000 children and their communities in Binga and Kariba districts, increasing food and nutrition security, improving hygiene and Infant & Young Child Feeding practices (IYCF), and increasing access to health services, clean water, and sanitation between 2013 and 2022.
In Beitbridge and Matobo districts of Zimbabwe, where recurrent droughts have left most households food insecure, Save the ...