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Tsungirirai

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Land
Zimbabwe
Soort werk
Sociaal
Projectduur
7 t/m 21 augustus
Aantal deelnemers
10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)

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Volunteers on this program facilitate training and extra-curricular activities for the beneficiaries. The idea of the centre is to provide hands on training, so as to be self-reliant. The centre also addresses issues of child abuse among other challenges. Volunteers work together with representatives of the Town of Norton, Faith based organisations and Tsungirirai staff to identify and resolve issues related to people who are disadvantaged. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to engage in indoor and outdoor games with the beneficiaries. It is basically an opportunity for international volunteers to appreciate initiatives around safeguarding the rights of the less privileged members of the community.

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Food: Basic meals will be provided from what is locally available in the local community. Volunteers are therefore advised to be flexible and open-minded. This will make it easy for them to negotiate their entry into the community.
Accommodation: Volunteers will be accommodated at the Tsungirirai Centre. Rooms are available to individual volunteers. Volunteers with special needs like seniors/ aged, families and physically challenged will have special arrangements for their accommodation.

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Leisure will be organised

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Tsungirirai is a shona word meaning to persevere and being courageous. The organisation was founded by Mrs Phillipa Henderson in 1994. Witnessing the ravaging effects of HIV/AIDS in the early 1990s in the Norton community, Mrs Henderson moved into action due to her compassionate and mission focused nature. Thus, in 1994 she initiated Tsungirirai and became the founding Director of the organisation. At first, the organisation started by offering counselling and home-based care services for HIV affected and infected persons. Two years later, the organization got registered through the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare in 1996 as a formal welfare organization that focused on HIV/AIDS programming. Since its inception, the organisation had a two-tier governance structure comprising of a 5-member Board of Trustees at the top followed by an Executive Committee made up of 7 members. However, due to new regulatory requirements of the Private Voluntary Organisations (PVO) Act, the board of trustees is no longer applicable thereby rendering it redundant.
Programmes offered by the organisation have evolved over the years being shaped by the changing HIV and AIDS environment. At inception, the organisation’s core focus was on the provision of home-based care as many people were being discharged from the hospitals while in a bedridden condition. Thus, the Home-Based Care (HBC) project was amongst the first major initiatives of the organisation. Still within the formative years albeit at a later period, HIV prevention activities like stepping stones and Auntie Stella initiatives were also implemented to increase awareness on HIV/AIDS. These educational programmes had a massive impact in the community with a core focus on preventative measures aimed to reduce the rate at which people were being infected. During the period of the late 1990s and early 2000s, a lot of children were orphaned due to the effects of the pandemic and many more were left vulnerable due to be bedridden nature of their infected parents and loss of bread winners. This increasing incidence of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) resulted in the organisation broadening its scope to include OVCs programming to ensure strong social safety nets for affected children.
Around 2008-9 medication in the form of Anti-Retroviral drugs (ARV) was now available to the public at cheaper prices. As a result, Tsungirirai implemented the New Life project that offered post-test counseling including intensive education on drug adherence. Support groups for infected persons were also formed during this era and these initiatives had a lasting impact on beneficiaries and their families. Since 2010 to date the organisation’s programming has largely targeted children and youths still focusing on the area of HIV and AIDS. This shift was necessitated by the fact that children and youths had been neglected in previous programming initiatives not only of Tsungirirai but of various organisations. Thus, since the year 2010 children are now being identified for HIV testing and counselling and Support groups for children have also been formed. Several prevention activities targeted at youths are also being implemented.
At present, the organisation is implementing an OVC project that incorporates aspects of economic strengthening, education assistance, integrated management of podiatric AIDS care and treatment, school health assessments, child protection, ARSH and psychosocial support. The HBC project is still being implemented in the community even though most people are now mobile. Caregivers visit children living with HIV in their homes offering psychosocial support and other forms of help and care depending on needs.

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Communication or media studies preferred, experience in communications, editing communication content including writing compelling stories; Experience in grant writing and resource mobilization; Strong negotiation skills with experience in influencing, creativity, innovativeness, and entrepreneurial thinking; Proficient user of Microsoft Suite; Adept at using social media platforms (e.g., Facebook, Twitter etc.); Strong oral and written English language
skills: Ability to work independently.

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: Volunteer projects take place in very humble places around Zimbabwe. The bulk of our projects are not that difficult at all, what is only needed is flexibility, positive mentally attitude as well as openness to new culture, new experience. The secret remedy to, make the most of your time while volunteering in Zimbabwe is to adapt to the local environment. It important to highlight each and every project is unique, hence volunteers should make the most of their time with the community they serve, since this is a chance of a life time, to work and live with people in their respective communities, just like them.

Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 345, exclusief € 50 korting voor studenten en jongeren onder de 18.

Let op: naast het inschrijfgeld betaal je ter plekke nog een lokale bijdrage van € 300.

Projectnaam

Tsungirirai

Projectcode

ZWA 07212024

Continent

Land

Soort werk

Startdatum

7-8-2024

Einddatum

21-8-2024

Aantal vrijwilligers

10 (5 mannen en 5 vrouwen)

Leeftijd

18 t/m 99 jaar

Lokale bijdrage

€ 300

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