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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child 11 October: Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while celebrating the potential of girls across the world and promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights in the face of threats, discrimination, …

International Day of Older Persons

The Day of the Older Persons is celebrated under the leadership of the United Nations on October 1st every year. The theme for the 2018 celebration is “Celebrating Older Human Rights champions”. How do People Celebrate? The day is a special one for older persons and senior citizens around the world. Some of the older persons have had an impact …

ISALs improve savings in communities

Internal Savings and Lending (ISALs) is a saving methodology that is being promoted by MeDRA in its operational areas with the target communities. The ISALs methodology entails community members self-selecting themselves and forming groups of averagely 10 members. When the group is formed, MeDRA capacitated the group members with knowledge on how the money is managed and borrowed as well …

Bringing Sanitation in Communities

A new BVIP Toilet under construction at Tracy’s homestead, at the back is the makeshift the family used  MeDRA is contributing to Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation through its Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme. The sanitation approach is more specifically focusing on SDG 6.2 of ending open defecation and providing access to sanitation and hygiene through …

Sustainable Livelihoods bring change in communities

Since 2013, MeDRA has been targeting to improve the livelihoods of target communities in 3 districts ie Gokwe South, Makonde and Muzarabani. The organisation uses the Sustainable Livelihoods approach in its programming in a bid to reduce poverty and improve food security. The approach attempts to put people at the center of development as it takes a holistic view of …

REFLECT – for community empowerment

MeDRA works with vulnerable women, girls, boys, elderly and people living with disabilities. MeDRA uses the Regenerated Freirean Literacy through Empowering Community Techniques (REFLECT) methodology in all its interventions. The methodology is a structured participatory learning process which facilitates people’s critical analysis of their own environment and issues, placing empowerment at the heart of sustainable development. REFLECT involves using participatory …

World Health Day

Today is world Health Day. Health is a right, no one should get sick and die just because they are poor or because they cannot access the health services they need (WHO). The theme for 2018 is “Universal Health Cover: Everyone, Everywhere” #HealthForAll. Despite the technological advances and progress made many people in this nation and the world over cannot …

International Women’s Day

Today MeDRA joins the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day. It is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the …

Methodist Church in Zimbabwe Press Release on Harmonised Elections

Methodist Church in Zimbabwe on Harmonized Elections Inspired by our biblical values of love, justice, peace and dignity, the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ) always endeavors to leave up to its prophetic mandate of working towards abundant life for all citizens (John 10:10). As our nation moves towards harmonized elections, MCZ urges Zimbabweans to continue to uphold a peaceful environment …

Rindai’s Story

The general economic environment that is prevailing in Zimbabwe is very unfavourable such that it cannot generate the economic momentum necessary for communities to create wealth and live satisfactory lives. For most households, in the district, survival is merely on a hand to mouth basis. Rindai Nhava (45) of Hwata Muzarabani district found herself in an uncertain situation.  Having lost her husband …