Ponesai Vanhu Junior

Project Description

DAPP in Zimbabwe established Ponesai Vanhu Children’s Home in 1994 in order to provide children who are homeless, orphaned and living in the street, with basic education that secures their personal, social, practical and academic development, so that they can grow up creating a stable and good future for themselves and contributing to the development of their country.

Location
The project is located at Ponesai Technical Centre which is well known as the DAPP’s first project in Zimbabwe. Ponesai Vanhu Technical Centre is situated in the Mufurudzi Resettlement Area, Shamva District, in Mashonaland Central Province. It is about 47 km from Shamva towards Mt Darwin.

Objectives
To Provide homeless children with a suitable homely environment, rehabilitating and reinter grating the children into the mainstream of the society.
To provide the children with good learning environment ensuring that the children get basic survival skills to enable them to lead a productive life in the future

Project Elements

  • Education
    The children are assisted with their home work, remedial work and some extra lessons. This helps the children to achieve better results.
  • Vocational Training
    The children are trained in life skills activities. They are trained in poultry, piggery, vegetable and seasonal crop production. Some children are good in practical activities than theory. This training will enable them to formulate the basis of their future.
  • Rehabilitating and reintegration
    The children under go a process of reintegration whereby they are reunified with their relatives. The process involves Social welfare department which qualifies the reunification.
  • Social Life
    The children are involved in sporting activities at home and also in the community around the home. They enjoy indoor games and out door games. They also watch television. All these activities are meant for psychosocial support.
  • Out reach
    The children go out in the community to share experiences with different types of the community. They learn what other children do at home in preparation for their reintegration period.

Stakeholders/ Partners

  • CCPT(Christian Community Partnership Trust)
  • Ct(Carpernurm Trust)
  • Social  Services  Departments, Shamva, Chitungwiza, Bindura, Harare Central and  Mount Darwin.
  • Ministry of Education Youth,Sports and Culture, Shamva district.
  • Ministry of Health and Child Welfare Shamva District
  • DAAC (District Aids Action Committe)