TVET for all -International day of education

TVET for all -International day of education

DAPP Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in celebrating International Day of Education running under the theme, “Changing Course, Transforming Education”. The day is celebrated in the wake of Covid -19 which has greatly disrupted the education sector and other sectors in general due to lockdowns.
Celebrated annually on the 24th of January, DAPP Zimbabwe acknowledges the importance of inclusive and equitable access to quality education to improve youth employability, reduce poverty and achieve socio-economic development.

Our pledge
DAPP pledges to play its role in supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. DAPP through Ponesai Vanhu Technical College promotes skills development for girls, youth from low income backgrounds and youths living with disabilities through offering short and long term practical courses. The courses on offer were designed after an extensive market research  to  ensure skills  match labour market demand and realities.

The reality on the ground
Like many institutions around the world, PVTC faced many challenges including school closures. To ensure delivery of education during the Covid -19 pandemic PVTC adopted alternatives learning platforms such as online platforms and smaller learning groups. However, the hands-on practical skills trainings as well as work based training were affected due to nationwide lockdowns leading to delays in completion of courses and student drop outs.

Girl learning how to build

Vision for the future of education
Looking to the future, DAPP Zimbabwe envisions a world where Governments, Education sector players, Private sector and Policy makers and other key players comes together to share knowledge, experiences and best practices to build resilience against future shocks and mitigate COVID-19 impacts. Our vision is to see youths from margined remote parts of the country have equitable access to TVET for all programs through Public Private Partnerships.

Recycling for Development reaches clinics & schools in Manicaland

Recycling for Development reaches clinics & schools in Manicaland

Development Aid from People to People in Zimbabwe (DAPP) handed over hospital and school equipment worth thousands of dollars to five schools and three clinics in Manicaland province at an event held at Kukwanisa Vocational Training Centre on the 3rd of November 2021.

The donated goods which  include as electric hospital beds,crutches, and blankets, uniforms,Personal Protective Equipment, school desks, chairs among other essentials under the Recycling for Development initiative

Speaking at event as the guest of honor, Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs and Devolution Honorable, Nokuthula Matsikenyere commended DAPP and UFF -Humana for the continuous support of development work in Mutasa District saying “the donation of school education materials and medical equipment come at a crucial time when everyone is struggling with the effects of COVID-19”

Honorable Matsikinyere said the community outreach component of their program is counted among the essential services working to improve the lives of the communities.

Speaking at the same occasion, DAPP Zimbabwe Country Director, Luckson Soda says the Recycling for Development initiative reduces waste while creating value for people in need. “DAPP’s main task to bridge the gap between the rich and poor by mobilizing resources from the place of abundance to the place of need”

Meanwhile Sagambe Primary School Headmaster Evans Mwaturura commended DAPP for its support at the school. “The efforts by DAPP is greatly appreciated as it will help our pupils to learn in a comfortable environment since some pupils were learning seated down on the floor and this had a downside during examination time”.


Nurse helping to load medical equipment donations into a truck