‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. Nelson Mandela
Early Childhood Development
As a response to the global need for early learning, Chiedza offers Early Childhood Development education through its centre registered under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It has the capacity of accommodating 40 children at each given time. The objective is to support orphans and vulnerable children in attaining early childhood development education within the Harare South community targeting children from Mbare, Waterfalls and Retreat.
Non-Formal Education (Accelerated Learning Program and Part Time Continuing Education)
In line with the National Non-Formal Education Policy of Zimbabwe (2015), Chiedza Child Care Centre supports children to access non-formal education through its centre based Accelerated Learning program which targets primary school children who are out of school aged between 9 and 15. They are taught basic literacy and numeracy skills by volunteer qualified teachers and guided by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. The primary school course compresses and categorises the 8 years of primary education into three levels, that is, Level One (preschool-Grade 2) , Level Two (Grade 3 to 5 and Level Three (Grade 6 and 7).The children are later reintegrated to government schools for completing their primary education. Part Time Continuing Education targets secondary school learners, between 14 and 18, who are out of school and are taught by qualified volunteer facilitators. They are mentored for examinations and write examinations as external candidates at the nearby schools. Support towards ensuring access to non-formal education through Part Time Continuing Education extends to Zvimba District.
The organisation reaches to a significant number of children through its non-formal education program. These are supported for furtherance of their education through different individuals who have different specifications of children they need to support. Specifications vary from gender, aptitude, age, level of education and number supported. Children are being supported to complete different levels of education including Advanced level studies and tertiary education. Visit our *Donate Now* page to support children access education and complete their different level of education.
Not all children are academically gifted. Chiedza Child Care Centre takes this into cognisance as it reaches out to orphans and vulnerable children with support towards access to education. The organisation works with organisations and institutions that offer vocational training to youths and refers the children that will have graduated from non-formal education program (primary and secondary).
Chiedza is committed to providing equal opportunities for all to access education and for children in school to fully engage with the education processes. Chiedza works in communities to promote the rights of children with disabilities through early identification, awareness on specific infrastructure requirements, offering additional training that teachers need to understand and referrals to specialised services.