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Table of Contents
02 About DAPP Zimbabwe
03 Message from the Chairperson
04 DAPP Zimbabwe Mission
06 Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development
07 Farmers Club
13 Park Estate
17 HOPE Program Zimbabwe
20 Community Development
21 Child Aid Zimbabwe
26 Frontline Institute
28 Ponesai Vanhu Technical College
30 Ponesai Vanhu Junior School
33 DAPP Zimbabwe Civil Society Strengthening
35 DAPP Partners and Stakeholders
2 Development Aid from People to People in Zimbabwe (DAPP)
About DAPP Zimbabwe
Development Aid from People to People Zimbabwe (DAPP Zimbabwe) has been working in Zimbabwe since its registration in 1980 as a welfare organization, (Registration Number WO22/80). DAPP Zimbabwe maintains a stance where it aims to unite with the people and strengthen household and community capacity to improve their lives. It all started with the re-integration and re-construction services in the early 1980s. During that time, DAPP Zimbabwe focused on the construction and re-habilitation of social services' structures such as schools, clinics, bridges and public offices in support of the local councils and the Zimbabwean Government.
DAPP Zimbabwe responded to the emerging needs of post independent Zimbabwe by designing projects that are focused on the following thematic areas: A)Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development B) Child Aid & Community Development, C) HIV and AIDS and D)Schools/Education. Under these four thematic areas a variety of models for development projects have been designed. DAPP currently implements 14 projects which complement the Government of Zimbabwe's efforts towards improved welfare for the people of Zimbabwe. For example: the Farmers' Clubs projects aim to improve agriculture production and food security; Child Aid projects aim to foster improved care for children and young ones so that they have an equal chance to participate in the national effort for the future; the Hope projects bring people together to fight the consequences of HIV through education, offering HIV Counselling and Testing thereby bringing together people interested in fighting the
effects of HIV (Hope Activists) and ensuring complimentary work with other entities such as the schools, which ensure enhanced skills for production for children, adolescents and youth through hands-on approaches.
In its efforts, DAPP Zimbabwe partners with various government and non-government agencies at different levels to ensure that community life improves socially and economically. Inter-linkages are promoted at regional, national and local levels through look and learn visits and the provision and reception of complimentary services from other institutions working in line with DAPP Zimbabwe's activities in the respective areas.
At a broader scale, DAPP Zimbabwe
continues to link local communities to other
members of the Humana People to People
Movement, of which DAPP Zimbabwe is a
founding member organisation. Other
members also spread across the globe,
visited, participated and filmed some of the
activities to be shared as part of the global
village initiative in 2013. Cyber links helped
maintain links with the world through sharing
experiences with other projects in other parts
of the world. Moreover, DAPP contributes with
its more than 33 years of experience in rural
development projects to new projects in other
Humana People to People country Associates.
As such, in 2013, DAPP Zimbabwe provided a
secondment opportunity to some of its
experienced and qualified staff who have
t h e n g o n e o n t o s t r e n g t h e n t h e
implementation and share their experience in
projects in South Africa, Guinea Bissau,
Angola, Mozambique and DRC.
Message from the Chairperson
Dear friends and colleagues, staff and partners, people in the projects
DAPP Zimbabwe expresses heartfelt gratitude to our partners and volunteers, employees and all people in the projects, for their energy and effort which made 2013 a year associated with remarkable success and a year that helped the organization to set new developmental milestones.
Taking stock of the 33 years of development oriented implementation; DAPP Zimbabwe can safely note that there is still enormous work to be done to improve different communities. This is so because of the different forms of economic and global developments that have widened the gap between the haves and the have not and consequently the Poor are marginalized from the rest. Seasonal shifts are affecting the agriculture dependent communities giving rise to a number of social and economic ills.
DAPP Zimbabwe takes it upon itself to assist communities to come together and fight the ills that involuntarily affect them as a result of these inevitable consequences. DAPP Zimbabwe assists through organizing the people around four main thematic areas: i)Education, ii)Health with special emphasis on HIV and AIDS iii)Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development and iv) Community Development through Child Aid projects.
In 2013, DAPP Zimbabwe maintained its work with communities participating in 14 development projects that operated in 4 provinces of the country namely Masvingo, Manicaland, Harare and Mashonaland Central. Of the 14 projects, 4 Farmers' Clubs Projects working with a total 4387 farmers
organized in 100 clubs started operations in new communities namely Makoni and Mutasa districts in Manicaland, Shamva & Bindura districts in Mashonaland Central and Gutu District in Masvingo province.
DAPP Zimbabwe expanded its network and will introduce a new Child Aid Concept in Mutasa and Gutu Districts through partnership with ZimAhead and USAID which will have great emphasis on Health and Hygiene and District Development at the same time moving the other 8 lines through synergies with Farmers' Clubs Mutasa and Masvingo.
Ib HansenDAPP Zimbabwe Chairperson
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DAPP Zimbabwe Mission
The Mission of DAPP Zimbabwe is to implement quality community-led projects in order to empower the people with knowledge, skills and tools to improve their well-being in five sectors: Community Development, Agriculture, Edu cation, Health and Emergencies.
Where DAPP Worked in 2013
Provincial and country boundary
Harare Provincial Name
Schools (Frontline, PVJS, PVTC)
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Manicaland Masvingo Harare
lChild Aid Bindura Shamva
lFarmers' Clubs Bindura/Shamva
lChild Aid Rushinga
lFarmers' Clubs Makoni
lChild Aid Mwenezi
Mabvuku/ Tafara District
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Agriculture, Food Security and Rural DevelopmentThe Zimbabwe Industrial Development Policy
2011-15, (sub-section 6.5) states that agro-
industries continue to dominate the country's
manufacturing industry, both in terms of
output and employment. Agro industries
account for approximately 60% of the
manufacturing industry in Zimbabwe and 30%
of formal employment in the country. Agro-
industry is highly dependent on locally
produced raw materials which require
strengthening commercial production at a
small and large scale. Achieving food security
amongst small-scale producers is a prior step
for this; it is necessary for the wellbeing of their
families and for safeguarding their right to
food. Food security also enables productive
members of the households to produce
Focusing on improving the lives of the farmers' through Farmers Clubs'
A farmer who has been empowered through working with DAPP Zimbabwe Farmers' Clubs Shamva shows maize surplus (food), cotton (cash crop) and a healthy herd of cattle in the pen.
Since independence, agriculture remains the backbone of Zimbabwe's economy as the majority of its population lives in the rural communities and are highly dependent on agr icu l tu re-based l i ve l ihoods. Poor performance in the agriculture sector is due to a wide range of reasons which include: lack of knowledge, expertise, technology, poor rainfall distribution and prohibitive cost of inputs. Based on this, DAPP Zimbabwe has mainstreamed agriculture and food security components in all its community development projects which include Child Aid, Hope and the Schools. The 5 major projects that focus on agriculture are 4 Farmers' Clubs namely: Farmers Clubs Mutasa and Farmers' Clubs Makoni in Manicaland, Farmers' Clubs Gutu in Masvingo and Farmers' Clubs Bindura/ Shamva in Mashonaland Central and Park Estate also in Mashonaland Central.
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In January 2013, Farmers' Clubs Zimbabwe established 4 Farmers' Clubs projects in Shamva/Bindura, Mutasa, Makoni and Gutu districts of Zimbabwe. The Farmers' Clubs projects assumed their names from the areas of operation thus they are Farmers' Clubs Bindura/Shamva, Farmers' Clubs Mutasa, Farmers' Cl