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2011

In Zimbabwe, school grants provide equal learning opportunities to girls
7 December 2011 – After completing the fourth grade at the top of her class, 13-year-old Ellen Mbedzi was forced to drop out of Mafeha Primary School in Bulilima, a district in south-western Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s successful Education Transition Fund enters second phase
18 November 2011 –Following the successful distribution of 15 million textbooks countrywide, the Inclusive Government of Zimbabwe, UNICEF and the international donor community, will distribute an additional seven million textbooks...

Zimbabwe launches health transition fund to revitalize care for children and women
2 November 2011 — In a move to revitalise Zimbabwe’s ailing health system, the Government, in partnership with UNICEF and international donors, has launched the Health Transition Fund to reduce the country’s high maternal and child mortality rates.

Singer Prudence Mabhena appointed UNICEF National Ambassador for Zimbabwe
31 October 2011 – As a child growing up in Victoria Falls, Prudence Mabhena experienced the rejection, abandonment and neglect that often characterizes the lives of children living with disabilities in Zimbabwe.

UNICEF education initiative provides support to thousands of Zimbabwean children
28 October 2011 – “My mother was buried among those trees,” eight-year-old Esnat said solemnly as she pointed to her mother’s grave in Zaka district, in southern Zimbabwe. “I was then taken in by the neighbours.

New national action plan benefits Zimbabwe’s most vulnerable children and families
30 September 2011 - After both his parents died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2002, Stephen, 13, who is HIV-positive, went to live with his older brother, but soon ran away to the dangerous streets of Hatcliffe after enduring months of abuse.

Zimbabwe’s children advocate for Bill of Rights in the new Constitution
16 September 2011 – The Zimbabwe Junior Parliament officially opened with the incoming Child President, Anesu Rangwani pledging a greater role by children in the crafting of a new constitution that should incorporate a separate Bill of Rights for children

European Union €10 million (US$ 14 million) injection boosts Zimbabwe’s Essential Medicines Support Programme
12 September, 2011- The European Union (EU) today signed a grant for €10 million (US$ 14 million) with UNICEF, in support of the Essential Medicines Support Programme in Zimbabwe.

'Young People We Care' volunteers assist vulnerable households in Zimbabwe
27 July 2011 – Ambuya Sylvia Nyawera is an elderly woman from Dombo village in the rural Nyanga area of Zimbabwe, about 300 km east of Harare. She sits cross-legged in her small kitchen, palm on her cheek, looking miserable.

In Zimbabwe, Braille textbooks provide more chidren with equal access to learning
30 June 2011 – Laura Muzambi, 12, is reading a story which begins with the author writing about a girl called Mary. He describes in detail her glossy red hair, dazzling eyes and colourful dress.

Government of Japan gives new life to Zimbabwe immunization programme
20 April 2011 – Peter Manjoro straps his 11-month-old baby on his back and clutches his sons Ngoni, 5, and Takudzwa, 8, by the hand as they begin the 15-km journey to the nearest vaccination point.

Kicking out HIV & AIDS through sport
8th April 2011:- It is the last day of the school term. As the lessons draw to an end, there is a lot of jostling and shoving as children rush to exit the school gate, all anticipating the three week vacation ahead.

UNICEF report: Rights of women and children remain critical in Zimbabwe
22 March 2011 – Tanaka Zoma, 14, is in seventh grade at Musarava Primary School in Zaka, Masvingo Province. He should be in ninth grade like most of his friends.

UNICEF, Government of Zimbabwe launches Situational Analysis on the Status on Women’s and Children’s Rights
18 March 2011—Fourteen year old Tanaka Zoma from Musarava Primary School in Zaka, Masvingo is sitting for his Grade Seven examinations at the end of this year, two years later than most of his peers.

 

 
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