Health and Nutrition

responding in times of crises

The relief and recovery efforts were aimed at reducing the effects of drought experienced in the 2018/19/20 season which left an estimated 5.5 million people in need for food assistance. The efforts of the government of Zimbabwe, several partners including the UNWFP in drought reliefinitiated food assistance services in the most hard-hit areas. ADRA managed to secure funding for the assistance for Gweru, Zvishavane, Mbire, Seke and Binga districts. ADRA with its partners provided cushioning rations for the most vulnerable community members in the most food insecure districts. More than 105 000 individuals across these districts benefited from food assistance which is meant to save lives and preserve household assets. The same sector gave conditional food assistance to households with able bodied members who participated in various livelihood and environmental management activities and rehabilitation of key community infrastructure. 3150 individuals participated in these activities including dam rehabilitation, nutrition gardens, conservation agriculture, environmental management and lending and loans schemes. The major donor in the sector was the UNWFP. School feeding was implemented before the schools closed in Binga, Gokwe North and Zvishavane and was supported ny the UNWFP and Rise Against Hunger (RAH).


Wealth in the Soil Project

WITS is a three-year project (June 2018 to July 2021), targeting 2159 primary & 9800 secondary beneficiaries in Bubi - wards 11 & 16: Goromonzi - wards 1,2, 4 & 16 and Umguza - wards 7,9,14 & 19. The project is promoting sustainable food production, livelihood opportunities mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion.
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COVID-19 Food Security Recovery Project

The main objective of this project is to contribute to the nutritional health of vulnerable target populations in Zimbabwe in partnership with the SDA church. Through this project, the integration of food production with health care will boost immunity and allow better recovery to COVID-19. The main approach that is used in this project is Trainer of Trainers (TOTs) on Climate smart vegetable production. The project targets to cascade the training to a minimum of 900 households in Zimbabwe. ADRA Zimbabwe distributed different vegetable seedlings to all the TOTs to kickstart their vegetable production.

School Feeding Initiative (SFI)

Through home-grown school feeding initiatives (HGSFI), the project capacitates schools to produce their own food and be engaged in agricultural income generating activities which will result in schools being food self-sufficient in the mid-to-long-term. Also in collaborating with the parent, Ministries of Primary and Secondary education (MoPSE) and Health and Child Care (MoHCC), the project targets to reach out to 5 346 (2699 boys : 2647 girls) learners with mid-morning wet meals of Fortified Rice and Soya over 205. The beneficiaries are Early Child Development and grade 1 learner in 26 selected schools in Gokwe North and Zvishavane. Participatory implementation, capacity building of schools in the project is envisaged to achieve the following outcomes;

Planting Seeds for Strong Communities (PSSC)

The project seeks to establish a sustainable home-grown school feeding program in the target 5 schools in Gokwe North provide a safety net and eliminate chronic hunger amongst 2671 learners while stimulating the local agricultural economy in Gokwe North District. The objective of the project is in line with Rise Against Hunger’s Empowering Communities Portfolio aimed at ‘eliminating chronic hunger and malnutrition around the world through sustainable community development that addresses the drivers of food insecurity’.

Comprehensive Education Project in Gokwe North

The Comprehensive Education Project (CEP) is working with satellite primary schools in rural Gokwe North. Satellite schools are schools established to reduce children’s walking distances to school, and are often without infrastructure, often characterised by pole and mud huts as classrooms and teacher accommodation.
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Lean Season Assistance

Start and end date: August 2020- April 2021 Project Location (District): Zvishavane, Binga & Gweru The Lean Season Assistance (LSA) programme is an emergency response to drought related food insecurity in rural Zimbabwe.
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GOFAR 2 Project

The GOFAR 2 project is a USAID funded project being implemented in Gokwe North District. The goals of this project is to better the livelihoods of people in Gokwe through livestock breed improvement, rehabilitation of water sources and through empowerment in form of activities such as village loans associations.
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