children.jpgChild protection is now a very important component of DOMCCP’s programme. This component is usually mainstreamed in all projects implemented by DOMCCP. DOMCCP has successfully facilitated birth certification and immunisation of over 170 needy children over the past 2 years. The issue of children dropping out of school due to lack of funds remains inadequately addressed throughout the province of Manicaland.  Children’s educational costs present one of the greatest burden for poor families.

A total of 41 OVC enrolled for vocational training at Marange Vocational Training Centre completed their training in the disciplines of garment making, catering, building and carpentry. Seventy-five percent (75%) of these students underwent trade tests with the Ministry of Manpower Development and acquired journeyman classifications. The project is intending to support the graduates with tools for their trades so that they can start their own businesses.

Campaigns against child abuse have been conducted in schools and trainings targeting parents and guardians.