Zimbabwe: NGO Embarks on Project to Rehabilitate Street Children
The Herald (Harare)
17 April 2008
Posted to the web 17 April 2008
A Local non-governmental organisation, Oasis Zimbabwe, has embarked on a programme to support Government’s efforts to rehabilitate street children and orphans.
In an interview yesterday, the organisation’s funding officer Miss Tinashe Sande said a rehabilitation centre had been established for the disadvantaged children in Kambuzuma. "We have set up a centre in Kambuzuma where we will equip the children with skills such as tailoring, carpentry, computers and agriculture as part of our social
responsibility and support of Government’s efforts to improve the lives of the street children and orphans," Miss Sande said. She said her organisation also conducts family reunification programmes. Oasis Zimbabwe has also set up the Tanaka project for former street girls aged between 14 and 18 years. The project is aimed at offering temporary residence for the girls to undergo psychological support while imparting them with self-help skills. Oasis Zimbabwe has partnered churches in setting up pre-school centres for orphans and vulnerable children.
"We have set up a model pre-school in Kambuzuma supporting other pre-schools in 12 high density and peri-urban areas where we train pre-school teachers free of charge," Miss Sande said. The organisation appeals to well wishers to donate in cash or kind towards the promotion of its noble projects.