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About FACT

FACT Zimbabwe is a Christian national development NGO which was established in 1987 as Zimbabwe’s first AIDS service organization (WO 17/89). It implements sustainable development initiatives to improve people’s livelihood, Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV Prevention, HIV and AIDS care and support as well as health activities that complement Ministry of Health and Child Care. FACT Zimbabwe implements projects through partnering with communities and other players in development and public health sectors.

FACT Zimbabwe Implementation Map 2022

 

PILLAR 1: SAFEGUARDING AND SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

The OVC and Livelihoods program seeks to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS by providing a comprehensive sustainable continuum of services to Zimbabwe’s orphaned and vulnerable children. The sector is implementing the CHILDREN TARIRO (CT) programme, the DREAMS initiative which targets Adolescent Girls and Young Women.

The CT initiative provides socio-economic interventions that reduce vulnerability to HIV and AIDS, contributing to HIV epidemic control in Zimbabwe. DREAMS is designed to ensure girls develop into Determined Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe women. Implemented in 6 districts of Manicaland (Mutare, Makoni, Mutasa, Chipinge and Buhera) and Masvingo (Gutu) CT and DREAMS initiatives seek to contribute toward the 95-95-95 World Health Organisation targets toward HIV epidemic control in Zimbabwe.

To date, CT has reached over 130,000 OVC and their families through education assistance, sustainable economic strengthening and caregiver baby pairs have received Early Childhood Stimulation and Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (EMTCT) services.

 

PILLAR 2: HEALTH AND WELL BEING

Guided by the Zimbabwe National HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan (ZNASP IV 2019 -2023), Pillar 2 seeks to reduce HIV risk among vulnerable groups which include women, men, youth, the disabled and children also empowering these groupings to claim their right to access a critical continuum of services. The listed units under H & W directly provide services and support in areas where FACT Zimbabwe operates.

Health and Wellbeing Units

  • HIV Testing and Counselling services (New Start Centres)
  • ART Clinic
  • Adolescent and Young People Interventions
  • Church Communities Programs
  • HIV Care and Support to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and People Living with HIV (PLWHIV)

PILLAR 3: STRATEGIC INFORMATION AND RESEARCH

FACT Zimbabwe through the Strategic Information and Research (SIR) department has made significant strides in ensuring enhanced service delivery over the years through a comprehensive system that allows project-based tracking, collection, analysis and dissemination of experiences and good practices. The SIR department is responsible for designing and carrying out baseline surveys, operational research, and mid and end-term surveys for the organisation and partners.

PILLAR 4: ORGANISATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS

The Organisational Efficiency and Effectiveness (OEE) Is the service hub of the organisation which has a staff composite of Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, Logistics and other support services required by the organisation. The department advises on effective resource mobilisation and utilisation of resources through high ethical and quality monitoring of operations following finance and administration regulations. The OEE strives to ensure optimum utilisation of the available human capital with effective utilisation of financial and material utilisation.

FACT partners with EGPAF in engaging boys and young men with violence prevention sessions

FACT Zimbabwe in partnership with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation with support from the Centre for Disease Control has kickstarted the NO Means NO Worldwide  Boys and Young Men’s inaugural training in Mashonaland West province of Zimbabwe. The training seeks to build facilitation skills for Adolescent Boys and Young Men (ABYM) aged between 10 and 20 …

Golden Girls defying the odds after surviving violence.

Golden Girls is a five-member group from Ward 35 of Makoni district. The group comprises five girls (Elizabeth 18 years, Florence 17 years, Shamiso 17 years, Rutendo 17 years, Vimbai 18 years) who are all survivors of abuse with three of them being teen mothers. Through the FACT Zimbabwe implemented Children Tariro program supported by the …

Men embrace gender equality through the S.A.S.A model

Nelson and his wife Nomatter The first phase of the TORCHES (Towards Resilient Communities with Health, Equity, and Safety for all) project is focusing on strengthening male involvement in addressing the marginalization of women facilitating more gender-equitable and equal communities. Action Aid together with its partners Leonard Cheshire Disability, Family AIDS Caring Trust- Zimbabwe (FACT) …

Loveness’s Story – Defied abuse: Now an agent of change for Adolescent Girls and Young Women.

Loveness Chenjerai Meet 26-year-old Loveness from Chipinge, a USAID/PEPFAR supported district who through her determination and resilience, has become a role model and an inspiration to other girls and young women in her community as a DREAMS mentor. Loveness completed her Advanced Level Studies in 2014, which she passed with flying colors  and had a …

Financial Literacy trainings empowering young people to challenge idleness

       Pictured: Left- Some of the cosmetics being sold by Tsungai through the mobile boutique. Right- Tsungai wearing a smile she thought would never be seen as her hope for a brighter future has been rekindled. An old adage says, “An idle mind is the devil’s workshop” a typical scene that characterizes most Zimbabwean …

Sexual Violence Prevention training for Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Manicaland

Family AIDS Caring Trust – FACT Zimbabwe in partnership with NO Means NO Worldwide with support from The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through USAID Zimbabwe has kickstarted a month long virtual IMPower Instructors training. The training of 20 Adolescent Girls and Young Women drawn from Manicaland province seeks to increase girls’ …

Community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic

The realisation of Healthy Communities for A Healthy Nation remains central to the project implementation by FACT Zimbabwe. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching out to communities with the much-needed health related services has been a major setback in project implementation. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, FACT Zimbabwe embraced alternative engagement …

Girls Are Not Brides!!!

FACT Zimbabwe, a Christian based national organization working in and through partnerships to improve health and reduce poverty, has noted with concern the alarming spike in child marriages, teenage pregnancies and sexual abuse cases of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) during this COVID-19 pandemic. Child Marriage and teenage pregnancy infringes and negatively impacts on …

Churches Council call for collaborative efforts to end violence and child marriages

The Christian denominations represented by the Zimbabwe Council of Churches have called on all community structures to work hand in hand towards the elimination of all forms of violence and child marriages in Zimbabwe. Speaking during the Chiefs Indaba on Sexual Gender Based Violence and Child marriages, currently underway in Nyanga, Zimbabwe Council of Churches …

Income Generating Activities improving livelihoods-Eugen’s Journey

Eugen Nhlanhla from Ward 24 of Mutasa district where Family AIDS Caring Trust – Zimbabwe is implementing a The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and USAID Zimbabwe (USAID) supported #ChildrenTariro project, has begun realizing dividends from her fishery project she established in 2013. Her participation in Income, Savings and Lending Schemes …