Our work

Connect continues to work with various donors to implement community based projects.

CONNECT continues to operate in Mutasa district and never BANNED by the government.

CONNECT is a registered PVO 7/85 based in, Harare and has been operational since 1984 providing family therapy and training in Zimbabwe and the region. The organisation continues to spread its wings responding to counselling needs in vulnerable communities throughout the country. Currently CONNECT is working in Mutasa district, Manicaland on two projects. The first project seeks to empower women in wards 10 &11, to enable them manage Gender Based Violence experiences within their communities. This programme was made possible through funding from TROCAIRE. The second project is supported by HIVOS and is working on child marriages in wards 4, 5,8,10,11,12,13,14,15 and 17. Both projects have been running smoothly because of maximum support from government departments and the rural district council.

It should be noted that community programming has been affected by covid-19 induced lockdowns. At no time has the government of Zimbabwe banned CONNECT from reaching out to any corner of the country due to purported political activities as claimed in some social media circles. CONNECT continues to traverse the designated Mutasa district wards without any hinderance. The organisation’s vision of peace and harmony in individuals, families, communities and society at large will be realised in Mutasa district in collaboration with all key stake holders.

By Doreen Ncube

public relations officer

CONNECT & Hivos

CONNECT is currently implementing a child marriages and SGBV project titled Reducing Child marriage and Sexual Gender Based Violence through Counselling and Training’ in wards 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of Mutasa district, Manicaland province. We are grateful to HIVOS for supporting this project which seeks to create a safe and protective environment for young girls and women survivors of child marriages and SGBV. The young women are being assisted to deal with anger, self-stigma and shame emanating from a wide range of gender based violence. The perpetrators of GBV are helped to take responsibility for their actions and deal with attitudes, beliefs and practices exacerbating violence. CONNECT is excited about this work and our readers should watch this space for regular updates on this transformative community engagement. We are grateful to the Mutasa district structures for partnering us in this work.
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