British-funded projects benefit Manicaland

The province of Manicaland has benefited from British funded projects towards the different sectors of education, health, water and hygiene and child protection as part of UNICEF’s commitment to build more partnerships and deliver resources for children.

A high powered delegation convened by UNICEF Zimbabwe ended a 2 day mission yesterday to the communities of Matanda, Mururu along with Gombakomba School who all benefitted from healthcare initiatives as well as Water and Energy Projects meant to help communities build resilience against climate shocks by making sure they have access to clean piped water for a variety of purposes.

In a speech on twitter yesterday, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Zimbabwe Representative Tajudeen Oyewale said the initiative was an opportunity to put children in the middle of the organisation’s partnerships.

“We are coming to an end of a 2 day high level mission with UNICEF, EU ambassador, the ambassador of Indonesia and Japan as well as the development director of the UK in Zimbabwe. It was an opportunity to put the child the middle of all our partnerships.

He applauded governmental support for ensuring donor service delivery to communities.

“As UNICEF, we appreciate the leadership of the Government of Zimbabwe, the engagement of the community, as well as the direct commitment that we have seen across the different sectors of education, health, water and hygiene, child protection including the police, the Justice system towards ensuring safe well-being of children in Zimbabwe.

“This mission is important is very important because it is an opportunity for us to show how a true partnership led by government, flexibility of our donors and the work of the community and our own conveying role of bringing all this together, delivery is possible.

“I am leaving the field today very pleased. To see and to say that what we do does matter for children. And to say that with this new commitment, we will be out there walking under the guidance of the government in support of the National Development Strategy and ensuring that we build more partnerships for children and deliver resource for children.”

Minister of State for Manicaland Province, Honourable Nokuthula Matsikenyere hosted the delegation.

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