Child Aid Mwenezi

Project Description

Child Aid Mwenezi is a community based project involving 3000 families where the children,families and their communities. The project organises families to take action with the 10 universal lines of development to improve the lives of children. The project started in August 2011 with a special emphasis on behaviour change towards Water and Sanitation.

Location

The project is situated in Mwenezi district about 150 km from Masvingo towards Beitbridge border post and is expected to reach out to 106 000 people in 17 wards of the  district .

Project Activities

The project  expects to begin drilling and installing of 10 boreholes, constructing  2470 latrines for  vulnerable people, train 240 school health masters, train of 40 pump mechanics, identify and establish 900 Water point committees, rehabilitate 600 boreholes and training of 50 Interpersonal Communicators. Child Aid Mwenezi has a staff capacity of 6 people.

Stakeholders

The project is funded by European Union through Practical Action and will run until 2016.

For effective implementation of project activities Child Aid Mwenezi works with the Rural District Council,District Administrator’s office, Ministry of Youth,Ministry of Women’s affairs,DDF,AREX,Ministry of Education,Ministry of Labour and Social Services,Mwenezi Development Training Centre, Zimbabwe Republic Police,Environment Management Authority and Runde Sub Catchment Water Board of Mwenezi district.

Other stakeholders supporting the Mwenezi district are Plan International, Care International, Lutheran Development Service, Family Aids Caring Trust, Africare, Redcross, Child Line and Regai Dzive Shiri.

Objectives of Child Aid Mwenezi

To contribute towards the achievement of water and sanitation MDGs of halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water and basic sanitation and reduce health risks caused by the same in rural areas of Zimbabwe by 2015.

The Specific Objective is as follows:

To adapt and promote community led approaches as a model for complimentary and sustainable service delivery of safe water, adequate sanitation and application of health and hygiene practices in rural Mwenezi by 2015

Expected Results:

Child Aid Mwenezi is working towards fulfilling 5 key result areas which are as follows:

  1. Increased adoption of positive behavioral changes of health and hygiene practices by106 000 people in the Mwenezi District by 2015.
  2. Increased number and use of affordable sanitation facilities built by communities in Mwenezi District by 2015.
  3. Enhanced and sustainable access to safe water services to rural households in Mwenezi attained by 2015
  4. Models, technologies and techniques in water, sanitation and health and hygiene with potential for up scaling developed and rigorously tested and scientifically validated.
  5. Proven and successful community led practices for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene management delivery approaches mainstreamed into existing district and provincial level plans and practices for WASH by 201

Stakeholders

The project is funded by European Union through Practical Action and will run until 2016.For effective implementation of project activities Child Aid Mwenezi works with

Rural District Council
District Administrator’s office
Ministry of Youth
Ministry of Women’s affairs
District development Fund
AREX
Ministry of Education Sport and Culture
Ministry of Labour and Social Services
Mwenezi Development Training Centre
Zimbabwe Republic Police
Environment Management Authority and Runde Sub Catchment Water Board of Mwenezi district.

Other stakeholders supporting the Mwenezi district are Plan International, Care International, Lutheran Development Service, Family Aids Caring Trust, Africare, Redcross, Child Line and Regai Dzive Shiri.