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The recent drought, which has resulted in a food crisis in the country coupled with the economic melt down, and the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the resultant subsequent lockdown have had debilitating effects on families and communities. Jointed Hands Welfare Organisation in partnership with Access Forex, have taken the move to compliment efforts by the government and various other humanitarian organisations to help mitigate the devastating negative impact of dry weather conditions, the pandemic and economic downturn.

300 vulnerable and needy households in Gweru and Kwekwe benefited from food hampers. Since most Zimbabweans are currently unemployed and are largely surviving on informal sector activities, they have been badly exposed to this situation and need help to go through these times of adversity.

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Support A Child (Do a deed of Simple kindness)

You can help a child by providing hope for a better future, sponsor a child today and change the world! Providing physical help is the same as helping our Savior Himself—Mathew 25:34-40.

 

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or to accept the responsibility for changing them” ~ Denis Waitley.

 

One of the easiest ways to help a child is to sponsor a child through Jointed Hands Welfare Organization (JHWO) until he/she acquires vital life skills. As a registered private and voluntary (faith based) organization JHWO provides a link between generous people like you and orphans and vulnerable children in need. There are currently thousands of needy children hoping and praying for a sponsor like you. When you help a child trough JHWO, you provide a child with hope for the future and for all eternity.

Your support may be one or all of the following:

 

 

educationalsupport

Educational Support
(fees, stationery, uniforms)

lifeskills

Important Life Skills Trainings

 

medicalcare

Medical Care

 

 

When you sponsor a child you will receive a child’s photo, child’s personal story and acknowledgement documents for your sponsorship. Please like our Facebook page to read more on some of our initiatives success stories

 

ACCOUNT NUMBER: NMB Account no. 300055141

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Income Savings and Lending (ISAL)

The ISAL methodology is the backbone of economic strengthening. The overall aim for economic strengthening activities is to enhance capacity of vulnerable households to sustainably care for the children and increase household resilience to meet basic needs. Targeted OVC in the respective districts come from households that barely meet the minimum requirements for each component as stated in the ZimVAC report. (2010).

JHWO shall intensify efforts working to strengthen the capacity of a minimum of caregivers whose children are receiving school fees payment and assist them with small grant revolving loan fund to sustain income generating activities in their locality to meet household consumption needs.

To strengthen knowledge sharing and effective monitoring, Community Based Trainers in all JHWO districts will be identified and trained on ISALS and all other aspects of Economic Strengthening to support the ISAL groups. The approach is in line with the government policy on economic rebound through the ZimAsset blue print (quick wins to be implemented within the Food Security and Nutrition Cluster, chapter 7.1.2 page 57-60).

The primary objective of the ISAL intervention in schools is to ultimately have a high percentage of primary caregivers with improved assets, income and food security leading to households with economic resilience.

Asset Building Groups (ABGs)

The objective of the ABG is to boost the caregivers’ resilience to poverty and shocks in the event of a project coming to an end. The whole idea is make sure the identified groups have a more sustainable project that will assist the caregivers to keep on supporting their children well after the ending of the whole project. The ABG assists the caregivers in terms of productive assets.

Income Generating Activities (IGAs)

IGAs economically strengthen the institution/ school to cater for educational assistance and other administrative costs for the OVC sustainably. Target beneficiaries for the school IGAs are the OVC who come from Households in destitution. Trainings in project planning and management/business management in pre award, and post award phase bring in effectiveness in running the school/institution income generating activities.

Offering technical support together with technical government departments ensures project sustainability. M&E of the project performance ensure transparency and in a way remind the school to adhere to the OVC fund objective. IGAs are a milestone of Economic Strengthening as they pave ways for sustainable exit from external support

Nutrition

There is a general consensus that lack of food for children of school going age affects school enrolment, attendance, retention and progression. This is more common in populations that are food insecure, reside in areas of high concentration and are of low socio-economic status.

This in the long run affects enrolment for schools as children will end up dropping out of school. JHWO will work with the following: schools with malnourished children, prisons, artisanal miners and also selected communities where community centres will be established on plots for skills training and setting up of the pass on initiatives for small livestock and seedlings to boost the vulnerable household’s nutrition. (See also nutrition under health)

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How To Get Involved

We are grateful for your readiness to support JHWO activities in fighting harmful norms around Zimbabwe. All financial support can be deposited into the following NMB account 300055141

Another way you can get involved is by volunteering for us please visit our social media pages for current information on how to get involved

For suggestions of support you can kindly send to our email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you

vanaA fully functional health system is a prerequisite for delivering good quality health services. HIV Testing and Counselling is the entry point to HIV prevention, care, treatment and support. Knowledge of one’s HIV zero-status and successful linkages to other services are critical for access to effective treatment interventions. Cities and urban areas are engines of transformation. They are home to the largest and most dynamic economies and they are energized by young, mobile and diverse populations with talent, creativity and innovation.

Urban areas are also home to millions of people who have fallen through the cracks of social, political and economic life. People who lack access to education, health services and prevention measures face significantly higher health risks. Under these social conditions, many diseases, including HIV, spread more quickly. Additionally, poor sanitation and crowding foster the spread of tuberculosis, which is the leading cause of death among people living with HIV. This pillar will give space for cities to address their significant disparities in access to basic services, social justice and economic opportunities. This strategy will focus on among others the following key areas:

  • Cost-effective solutions to improve nutrition in the 1,000-day window are readily available and affordable. They include:
  • Ensuring that mothers and young children get the necessary vitamins and minerals they need;
  • Promoting good nutritional practices, including breastfeeding and appropriate, healthy foods for infants; and
  • Treating malnourished children with special, therapeutic foods including strengthening linkages with immunization and nutrition programmes. {See also nutrition under Economic strengthening)
Early Infant Diagnosis
  • This strategy will improve the continuum of care from early infant HIV diagnosis, initiation on treatment and adherence;
  • It will track loss to follow-up of HIV-exposed infants and link them to care;
Access to timely initiation of ART for infants living with the virus

Weak capacity for initiation and provision of antiretroviral treatment for children;

Increase HTC Services
  • Increase HTC Services through mobile teams providing integrated HIV and health services including HTC at local levels including youths in and out of school;
  • Increase young people’s update of HTC through integration with ASRH services, promote innovative HTC methods including self-testing.
Referral linkages and support

Poor follow up for clients who test positive to assess ART eligibility, as well as discordant couples; Strengthen referral and follow up of HIV positive clients and discordant couples to appropriate care and treatment services

Supporting HIV Negative Clients

Clients with HIV-negative results kept negative, HIV-negative clients receive post-test services and follow up that includes risk-reduction counselling, promotion and provision of condoms, referral to other interventions such as VMMC, youth activities and community mobilization programmes. Scale up comprehensive HIV prevention programmes for sex workers, adolescent and young people and other vulnerable populations, both by creating the specific context for facilitating behavior change and economic strengthening.

Churches present opportunities for a robust couple’s HIV prevention programme so that 80% of couples in JHWO`s area of implementation are reached with such a programme by 2018. Such a programme will focus on concordant negative and discordant couples, Components of it should include regular mutual HIV testing and disclosure of status, counselling and support services, earlier ARVs for those discordant couples who choose to have it, family planning services, cancer Screening, parenting, relationship and family skills building.

Goals

  • To maintain a continuum of care by reducing home from 14% to 0% by 2016
  • To equip communities with skills to address gender related issues on PMTCT four pillars that hinders them from access to education and health services by 2016
  • To increase access to treatment, care and support for 5000 children including those in congregate settings by 2016.
  • Considering the conservative nature of the target group, we have achieved significant reduction in home deliveries by training 77 former Traditional Birth Attendants to be PMTCT Champions.  

Achievements To Date

 

Positive Action

 

  • 313 conservative church and community leaders have been sensitized on HIV, PMTCT, ANC and gender norms and these have cascaded to 2320 church members.
  • 15 Community based trainers, 10 youth focal persons, 20 Church working group representatives,4 health centre committees and 2 child advisory boards have been sensitized on HIV, STIs, PMTCT, ANC, gender and harmful practices.
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Our Vision

A harm and disease free society.

Our Mission

Advocacy against harmful norms and mitigating the impact thereof.

Our Values
  • Care & Support
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Credibility
  • The Dignity of humanity
  • Integrity
PMTCTPMTCT - JHWO IN PARTNERSHIP with PACF

The Aim of the Project is to Increase the uptake of PMTCT and Immunization services among churches , communities and prisons through the elimination of midwifery home deliveries and capacitating midwives to become HIV/AIDS and pregnancy counsellors. The Project shall undertake the following initiatives

  1. Raise awareness of the new programme areas and sustain gains from previous PACF supported Healthy delivery project, maintain a continuum of care by reducing home deliveries from 14 % to 0 % by 2016, thereby increasing access to ANC.
  2. Equip girls and women with skills to address gender related issues on prevention of Mother To Child Transmission’s four pillars that hinder them from access to education and health services by 2016
  3. Empower community structures to identify and manage harmful norms that prohibit s medical uptake, utilization and gender related issues that emanate from religious and cultural practices that affect women and girls and put them at risk to HIV and low literacy levels by 2016
  4. Increase VCT awareness among pediatrics and Youth and strengthen menstrual hygiene management through the existing community groupings and schools by 2016.
  5. Nutritionally empower children, support groups , girls and women in congregate settings (Shurugwi Female Prison and Blue Hills Juvenile Centre) and communities through sustainable, low cost and low labour economic strengthening in order to access money to meet important family needs and increase their institutional and household resilience scores which are informed by the HVAs.
  6. Network, attend commemorations and provide good governance, progressively conduct monitoring and evaluation (M & E) on a regular basis and operational research.  

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Upcoming Events

Positive Action: PMTCT Feb - May

Feb - May

JHWO will be conducting trainings in the following wards in Lower Gweru 1,2,3,4,5 and Gwanda wards 1 to 24.
 

Positive Action: PMTCT May - Nov

May - Nov

Join JHWO as it conducts Focus group Discussions in Lower Gweru wards 1 to 5, Gwanda 1 to 24.
 

Day of the African Child

June 16

JHWO joins the rest of the continent in honoring those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976
 

16 Days of Activism against G.B.V

November 25

JHWO shall participate in the 16 days of activism against G.B.V at district , provincial and national level
 

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