Key Achievements

World Education's Children First project has worked in Zimbabwe since early 2008. Children First seeks to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children affected by and infected with HIV and AIDS by increasing access to a range of comprehensive care services and improving community capacity to provide these services. Children First places strong importance on its Monitoring and Evaluation system to gather data about interventions, assess efficiency and impact of programs, and ensure accountability and transparency on use of resources and funds.

The Monitoring and Evaluation department tracks several indicators to assess progress and identify gaps in program implementation in the areas of education, health and child protection. Children First is currently working with 13 implementing Partners, with 2 in Umzingwane and Bulawayo and 11 in Greater Harare that all specialize in various models of development. The key accomplishments listed below are achieved through these Partners.

Key Project Accomplishments:

101,657 children were assisted with at least one critical service as of March, 31st 2012. Below are results for Fiscal Year 2009 to present. (FY12 is reported up to the second quarter.)

Children receiving services from ChildrenFirst (FY 2009 to present)
Services FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Q2
Receiving 1-3 Services 59,307 80,651 126,374 101,657
Crisis Intervention 22,188 15,817 27,954 12,463
  • Crisis interventions for FY12 Q2 were reached through Family Support Trust, JCT and Childline.

Health

Children receiving Health services from ChildrenFirst (FY 2009 to present)
Services FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Q2
Children Assessed 24,758 47,280 69,563 66,895
RH & Service Information 11,997 10,103 16,848 13,504
Care and treatment 201 1,447 2,472 1,193
  • FY12 Care and treatment were reached through partners, Child Protection Society, Howard, Hospaz and Seke.

Education

Children receiving Education services from ChildrenFirst (FY 2009 to present)
Services FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Q2
Early Childhood Development (EDC) 2,163 3,211 1,166 2,859
Block grants and direct fees 18,406 18,712 9,608 4,095
  • Education Partners in FY12 include Seke, Child Protection Society, Howard, Mavambo,  and Umzingwane AIDS Network.
  • Early Childhood Development (ECD), Oasis, Mavambo, OPHID, Nzeve and Child Protection Society.
  • Out-of-School Study Groups (OSSG) partners include Mavambo, Chiedza, Howard, St Pius, Silundika, Hope Center, Simbarashe, and Revelation Trust and Faith Ministries.

Child Protection

Children receiving Child Protection services from ChildrenFirst (FY 2009 to present)
Services FY09 FY10 FY11 FY12 Q2
CD Listener Program none 51,660 58,802 59,696
  • These beneficiaries are reached through the same Education Partners, Out-of-School Study Groups and other activities (for example: support groups) under Childline, FST, Chiedza, Mavambo.

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