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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 the Government of Zimbabwe. FACT Zimbabwe implements projects through partnering with communities and other players in development and public health sectors.

FACT Zimbabwe Implementation Map 2022

 

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.

 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)

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.

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.

Stories

  FACT hosts CDC/Zambian Delegation                 Family AIDS Caring Trust Zimbabwe (FACT) hosted a five member delegation from Circle of Hope- Zambia and from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Atlanta for a one day exchange and capacity strengthening visit. The technical support visit aimed at checking adoption, …

546 OVC project beneficiaries receive start-up tools after skills training

                                            Snippets from the handover of start-up kits by FACT Zimbabwe with the generous support from the American People through PEPFAR and USAID 546 adolescents and youth received start-up materials and tools worth USD$81,900.00 under The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for …

FACT Zimbabwe scoops award for Excellence in Community Empowerment and Social Impact

FACT Zimbabwe Executive Director, Mrs Gertrude Shumba (Second from Left) and Programs Director, Mrs Jenifer Tavengerwei (Second from Right) flanked by Corporate Social Responsibility Network Zimbabwe (CSRNZ) Board Member, Mrs Tabeth Melusi (Centre) and CSRNZ Executive Director, Mr Willard Ruzawo after receiving the award on behalf of FACT Zimbabwe from the Director in the Manicaland …

Voices from the Fringes Project – Awareness Campaign on SGBV in Murehwa

  FACT Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development (MoWACSMED), recently conducted an inter-district Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) campaign at Cross Musami in Murehwa district of Mashonaland East province with special focus on violence against female sex workers. The campaign was held under FACT Zimbabwe’s Voices from …

FACT hand over vehicles for Global Fund-UNDP supported project

Pictured: Left: Repssi Zimbabwe Country Director Sibusiswe Marunda received the keys from Family AIDS Caring Trust – FACT Zimbabwe Executive Director Gertrude Shumba during the handover ceremony. Right- The fleet of Toyota Land Cruisers that were handed over to partners. 6/6/2022- FACT Zimbabwe presented and handed over nine motor vehicles to Sub-Sub Recipients (SSRs) Jointed Hands …

‘……The Lord shall bless the work of thine hands’……: Deuteronomy 16:15

Community Apprentice facilitator demonstrating how to craft beaded bracelets. 50 women from Kurwaisimba and Rusitu in Chimanimani district participated in bead making training workshop. The training equipped participants with skills and knowledge on designing different types of jewellery using beads, discussing the basic concepts of market identification and linkages, and exploring life skill projects that …

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 …