Partner of the Week: Tariro Foundation of Zimbabwe Trust

The Tariro Foundation of Zimbabwe Trust is an organisation dedicated to empowering and including individuals with disabilities across various sectors. It operates from Mutare, located in the Manicaland Province of Zimbabwe, and was officially established in May 2018. The organisation strives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a focus on people with disabilities and was established in response to identified gaps within communities, including education, healthcare, accessible infrastructure, community development, information access, and assistive services.

Since its establishment, the Tariro Foundation of Zimbabwe has been committed to reducing these gaps and advocating for the protection of Disability Rights as outlined in the Constitution of Zimbabwe and the United Nations Charter Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Their programmes address a wide range of issues affecting children and adults with disabilities and engage individuals of all age groups.

Our Partnership

The foundation takes pride in the social skills education training and financial literacy curricula offered in the Aflateen + curriculum. They hope that the future of our partnership will amplify the financial knowledge of youths, enabling them to start their own financial enterprises and boost self-reliance skills to increase their household income.

Social and Financial Education is very important to our country in that it capacitates adolescent youths including those with disabilities who are part of my community to be wary of the prevailing challenges such as drug and substance abuse, Gender Based Violence and poverty. Youths are able to make informed choices and acquire social skills and financial literacy that can make them manage the challenges prevailing in communities“.

(Member – Tariro Foundation)

Adopting Financial Literacy Programmes to Empower Individuals:

Tariro recognizes the power of financial literacy in empowering communities. In their strife to bridge social disparities amongst able bodied and disabled persons, the foundation brought together trainers from diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities and various age groups.

Through sessions held in both rural and urban areas, they ensured equal access to social and financial education. As a result, adolescent youths with disabilities gained social and self-reliance skills that increased household income, fostering empowerment. This story exemplifies the value of financial literacy in empowering communities.