YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMMES ZIMBABWE

Volunteer Peer Educator(VPE) Programme

This programme is led by local volunteers in four districts in Zimbabwe: Bulilima, Mangwe, Hwedza, Plumtree and Harare. Volunteers conduct their work in community areas, with in school and out of school youths. Through the volunteer programme volunteers gain leadership and communication skills; and become active citizens continuing to engage others in issues which are affecting young people in Zimbabwe.

 

International Citizenship Service

The International Citizenship Service(ICS) is a volunteering programme which sees young national volunteers living and working alongside volunteers from the UK in communities in Harare and Chimanimani. Together they become a part of the local community and contribute to long term development projects, working together on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and Livelihoods. Each ICS volunteer placement lasts three months.

 

Our VPE’s and ICS Volunteers:
  • Plan and facilitate lessons in sexual reproductive health, livelihoods and life skills.
  • Support teachers in delivering lessons on sexual and reproductive health,gender awareness and HIV and AIDS.
  • Work with health clinics and health providers to assist them with the provision of youth friendly services.
  • Conduct in and out-of-school clubs in which volunteers and youths take part in income supplementing activities.
  • Provide training in confidence building and self-esteem.