- Scripture Union Aids Education Life skills Programs
Scripture Union has in place programs for Children . The work is primarily with youth
(in and out of school), encouraging them to choose sound values and healthy
attitudes for themselves leading to lasting and effective behaviour change. Scripture
Union Zimbabwe runs projects for Street Children and for orphans. Our experiences
over the years have helped us appreciate that young people are part of the
community. It is therefore, critical that we create a conducive environment for them
to be able to maintain behaviour change, attitudes and practices. As a result, we
have a community approach to our work. Some of our programmes and activities
directly target parents / caregivers, teachers, peer educators, key community adults
and church leaders. We also network with other organisations so as to complement
each other. Scripture Union is a member of the Zimbabwe Aids Network.
- Scripture Union Street Children Project
This is a Scripture Union project whose goal is the rehabilitation of street children in
three of our major towns. The project aims to meet the basic needs of street
children, reunite them with their families and see them reach their full potential as
independent individuals. There are programs in place that provide psychosocial
support to the children and their families. The Scripture Union model for working
with street children centres on the following principles:
- Contact and relationship building
- Participation and involvement of the street youth
- Research of the family background and circumstances
- Facilitation of positive behaviour change
- Supporting the sustainability of change
- Encouraging community involvement
- Orphan Care Project
This is a Scripture Union project whose goal is to support children that have been
orphaned largely through the HIV / AIDS scourge that Zimbabwe is facing. The
project helps orphaned children still living in their extended families within the city.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
The project also targets orphan children who are still being cared for in their
extended families because;
- To reduce the vulnerability of the targeted orphans to STI’s, HIV / AIDS and
- To ensure targeted orphans have psychosocial and spiritual support to face
all the challenges of their situation.
- To ensure targeted orphans are enabled to complete their schooling / skills
training to their highest potential and secure employment after this.
- To ensure targeted orphans have provision of food, clothing and medical help.
- Education assistance.
- The vast majority of orphaned children live with their extended families.
- This extended family “safety net “is being stretched beyond what it can
- We believe the children are best served by remaining within their family
structure where their family, neighbors, churches and school nurture them.
- HIV / Aids Life skills Seminars
We run Life skills seminars in both Primary and Secondary schools equipping young
people for better decision making in life and making right choices. The Life skills
program for Primary School children is called Adventure Unlimited and the one for
High School students is Choose Freedom. Manuals and videos have been produced
for these programmes.
- Positive Peer Pressure Clubs
We run these clubs in primary, secondary schools and tertiary institutions. The clubs
meet weekly and play a key role in the life of the school, influencing Christian moral
values and promoting respect and responsible behavior among the young people.
We run camps during weekends and school holidays. Most of the camps are a
follow-up to the Life skills seminars and provide opportunities for building
relationships and individual counseling.
We run programmes for out-of-school youths, parents, and key community leaders.
- Out-of-school youths Premarital Counseling Seminars
- Church Leaders Seminars
- Marriage Seminars
- Parenting Seminars
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