INTERVENTION MEASURES IN ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN MARONDERA, ZIMBABWE

Tendayi Garutsa, Mfundo Mandla Masuku

Abstract


The extent of the vulnerability of orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe has been on the increase. To investigate the challenges faced in addressing the needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Marondera, focus group discussions and interviews were utilised. Thematic analysis was used to analyse the data in this study and the data was presented in themes. The findings from the study indicated that there was a need to increase the capacity of the Social Welfare Department. They also indicated the need for proper alignment of policy development and implementation, as well as effective services to be provided by the Department of Education, amongst other factors. It was therefore determined to be imperative that child care and protection services be treated as crucial interevention measures by both the public and the private sectors

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.