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U.S. Ambassador Applauds Zimbabwe Children First program

December 2012 - United States Ambassador David Bruce Wharton recently congratulated World Education/Bantwana for their work supporting orphaned and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe through the Children First program. Ambassador Wharton hailed Children First while officiating a ceremony to hand over the program to Zimbabwe's Labour and Social Welfare Ministry on December 7, 2012 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Children First is an initiative between Bantwana, World Education, and John Snow, Inc. that is mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe by developing and improving on effective models of care and support for orphans and vulnerable children.

Read the full article about the ceremony on the U.S. Embassy Harare's website.


Children First Featured Zimbabwe Youth Publication

May 2011 - New Age Voices pdf icon recently featured the launch of the Young People Initiative, a joint outreach program developed by the World Education/Bantwana project in Zimbabwe and supported by USAID. Selected young people, journalists, and Children First representatives will coordinate a Young People Radio Program, a Call-In Centre, and a newspaper column. The program aims to engage and educate young people in discussion, debate, and dialogue about issues that affect them including HIV and AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, entrepreneurship, and education.

New Age Voices is a newsletter, published by Youth Agenda Trust, that is circulated among youth, government, and NGOs working with youth to share news and best practices in youth programing.

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