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RESPECT Southern Africa

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The Zimbabwe Youth Forum has generously volunteered to act as RESPECT Coordinator for Southern Africa.

RESPECT International thanks Zimbabwe Youth Forum for volunteering in the role of RESPECT Southern Africa Coordinator. We look forward to a long-lasting productive partnership. We are working hard to introduce RESPECT to refugee schools within Southern Africa and to have RESPECT information translated into a variety of languages spoken in Southern Africa. RESPECT has already been translated into Shona and Nbedele languages.

The Zimbabwe Youth Forum is a non-for-profit voluntary organization registered in Zimbabwe by The Ministry of Social welfare and Ministry of youth, gender and development. A team of volunteers mange the affair of the forum, without their support the Zimbabwe Youth Forum is nothing.

Our objectives are:

  • The provision of assistance/promotion of activities aimed at uplifting the living standard of youths. To find a lasting solution to youth unemployment problems through increasing the knowledge base of effective programs, practices and policies that support child and youth development.
  • To raise awareness of children and youth issues and of existing programs and strategies that address those issues, by promoting youth participation and youth development and by developing materials and strategies that help move programmes, communities, organisations and government to act and build on what is known.
  • To Promote, inform and support appropriate responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the field of HIV prevention, care, support, long-term planning and coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS among the youths.
  • To promote the use of local resources, culture and indigenous languages among the youths for social mobility and economic interaction.
  • To provide funding and technical skills towards youth economic programmes.
  • To foster networking and interaction among those with common concerns and interests through organizing workshops and meetings, disseminating published and electronic information and facilitating partnership and learning exchange.
  • The provision of assistance/promotion of activities of improving refugees and their schools.

Mission Statement

Building a better foundation for today's youths as they are tomorrow's leaders. Sectors covered Arts & Culture; Children/Youth; Counseling; Education/Training; Environment; Gender; Health; HIV/AIDS; Information Technology; Orphan Programmes; Peer Education; Poverty Alleviation; Research/Documentation/Info Dissemination; Rural Development; Urban Development; Women and development.

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For more information please contact:

  • Southern Africa
  • Reverend Chibuwe
  • Coordinator
  • Zimbabwe Youth Forum
  • P.O.Box 345
  • Beitbridge, Zimbabwe
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