What we do

Our Work

SOS Children’s Villages Zimbabwe’s programmatic work focuses on the provision of direct essential services which are made available to fulfil the child’s protection, development and participation rights. Capacity building is also provided to support caregivers, families, communities, and other duty bearers and service providers to develop the attitudes, knowledge, skills, resources, systems and structures to protect and care for the child. By providing training for and sharing knowledge with caregivers, families, other duty bearers and service providers, we support them to strengthen their capacity to make appropriate responses to the situation of children in their care.

Family Based Care Programme (FBC)

We work to ensure that children who do not have a family of origin, kinship care or are in need a place of safety obtain a permanent family at the village. The SOS mother builds a close relationship with every child entrusted to her, and provides the security, love and stability that each child needs. There are three villages in Zimbabwe, namely Waterfalls, Bindura and Bulawayo. We currently have a total of 699 children in the villages.


Family Strengthening Programme (FSP)

We provide interventions at the first call of need – before the crisis point where a child loses the family safety net. Our community programme offers financial and technical assistance to families of origin, kinship and foster care families in order to increase their capacity to support the children in their care. This is with the aim of enabling children to grow up into independent self-sustaining citizens within their families and communities of origin. Our interventions are currently in Mashonaland Central and Matabeleland provinces. We currently support 7,642 children and 4,578 child-carers.

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