Zimbabwe: Govt, Partners Launch Relief Project for Disaster Prone Districts


The government has partnered World Vision and other organizations to launch a project meant to incorporate disaster preparedness and response for people with disabilities in five districts of Zimbabwe.

In a statement, Strengthening Community-Led Actions on Education and Disaster Preparedness (SCALE-DP) Programme manager, Dr Tapiwa Muzerengi said they will use existing community structures to ensure the sustainability and participation of vulnerable groups.

"The programme will enhance disaster preparedness of 250 schools in five districts of operations. This programme is unique because it is inclusive, for example it will incorporate disaster preparedness and response for people with disabilities. This will include the procurement of assistive devices for children with varying disabilities. For example, braille material for the visually impaired, retro-fitting such as building ramps to ensure that those with physical impairments can access classrooms for learning.

Source: Africa Focus

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