Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Meet the Team- Clementine




Meet the Team- Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant
My name is Clementine and ever since I was a young girl, I’ve had a passion for numbers which explains my attainment of a degree in Applied Statistics.  Fast forward to now, I work as a Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant at Nhaka Foundation. I have been privileged to be part of the Monitoring and Evaluation team that aims to provide a better tomorrow for children through establishing a results based monitoring and evaluation system which has a systematic and routine collection of data during project implementation for the purpose of establishing whether an intervention is moving towards the set objectives or project goals for the benefit of the children.
Monitoring is the collection and analysis of information about a project or programme, undertaken while the project or programme, is ongoing, and evaluation is the periodic, retrospective assessment of a project or programme.
I believe in the power of numbers, and I keep my passion in action. With my love for numbers and Monitoring and Evaluation expertise I intend to analyse the quantitative and qualitative data collected through the M&E activities to plan for improvements, evaluate information to support decision making, and sustain the M&E system. Reporting on the projects will be carried out to ensure that the projects are meeting set targets and objectives.
Monitoring and evaluation is the backbone of any project or programme. With Monitoring and Evaluation, we can now quantify the impact of a project for the development and ensure the project contributes to quality, holistic and lifelong Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for children between 0 and 8 years of age in underprivileged rural areas in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Please follow our detailed activities on our social media platforms (FacebookTwitter, and Instagram) as well as the Nhaka Foundation Blog on our website and be sure to walk with us as we reach out and touch as many communities as we can.


Friday, August 9, 2019

Building local capacity for ECD program implementation


Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a weak cause without the compliment of a comprehensive capacity building structure.  As thought and action leaders in the field of ECD Nhaka Foundation does not expect to achieve this shy of the much-needed workshops where the organisation’s staff take some time to impart knowledge on the selected communities.

During these face to face information dissemination sessions Nhaka Foundation staff educate community stakeholders (parents and community leaders) in context to the running projects which vary from nutrition gardening, the scope of ECD, construction, general health seminars, income generation projects as well as monitoring and guidance as stipulated by the psychosocial support programs under Nhaka Foundation’s grand objectives.
So far Nhaka Foundation has conducted 3 capacity development workshops in Mutare in Chitakatira Ward. Currently the Foundation is busy with a ground breaking ECD project in partnership with Mozambique’s Wona Sonana, an NGO registered in Mozambique since 2003 with a focus on the implementation of participatory education programmes in preschools and primary schools and capacity building in the communities.  Under the auspices of these two organisations routine capacity building workshops will be conducted between Zimbabwe and Mozambique at selected community centres.
Nhaka Foundation remains committed to guiding communities and ensuring a better tomorrow for children through continuously gathering relevant stakeholders for capacity development workshops for the efficient delivery of duties. Please follow our detailed activities on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) as well as the Nhaka Foundation Blog on our website and be sure to walk with us as we reach out and touch as many communities as we can.
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Touch One: Touch Many



NHAKA FOUNDATION SPREADS WINGS ALL THE WAY TO MOZAMBIQUE
Nhaka Foundation is proud to play a part in numerous early childhood development programs aimed at preparing children for the future. This is done through a community-based approach that includes projects in education, health, food security and psychosocial support for children aged between 0 – 8 years of age. The Foundation has been in existence since 2008 and has recently embarked on its biggest and most exciting program thus far having partnered with Mozambique’s Wona Sanana, an NGO registered in Mozambique since 2003 with a focus on the implementation of participatory education programmes in preschools and primary schools and capacity building in the communities.  Our partnership with Wona Sanana is bolstered by yet another partnership we have with TDH-Germany and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Germany to ensure the flow of much needed resources that will realise the dreams and aspirations of communities to have secure, stable and safe school infrastructure.
In Zimbabwe, Nhaka Foundation is currently busy with the projects that will see many communities benefit from the construction of Early Childhood Development centres as well as feeding schemes and nutrition gardening projects aimed at spearheading the organisation’s preferred core ethos – Access to learning, play and healthy feeding both at school and at home.  In Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province this is being done in Mutare’s Southern District community of Chitakatira as well as Seke District’s Budiriro situated in Mashonaland South while in Mozambique, the province of Maputo is the site for implementation.
Love transcends geographical boundaries and the story of Nhaka Foundation touching one and touching many is just taking yet another interesting twist. Please follow our detailed activities on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) as well as the Nhaka Foundation Blog on our website and be sure to walk with us as we reach out and partner with as many communities as we can.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Implementing quality and holistic early learning programs in Zimbabwe and Mozambique


Project Title:

Development and systemisation of effective models of early childhood care  and education in underserved rural communities of Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Project Objective:

The project contributes to quality, holistic and lifelong Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for children between 0 and 8 years of age in underserved rural areas in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Project Outcomes

The physical, socio-emotional and cognitive development of 6,995 children between 0 and 8 years of age in 5 rural communities (2 in Zimbabwe, 3 in Mozambique) is secured and innovative, holistic and scalable models of rural ECCE are applied in the project communities

Project Duration: 3 Years

By Project End:

§  4,730 children aged 0-7 years would have received regular health screenings, a varied meal per day and access to clean drinking water throughout the school year.

§  1,080 parents/caregivers and community volunteers would have improved their parenting skills
§  Access to child-friendly, inclusive ECCE care, which takes current standards and curricula into account, would have been established in the 5 project communities

§  Two local implementing organizations Nhaka Foundation (Zimbabwe) and Wona Sanana (Mozambique) and staff  would have improved their knowledge and skills in managing complex projects as well as their technical knowledge and skills in child protection, child rights, nutrition, working with disabled children, advocacy and assessment tools.










Team Nhaka 2019
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