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Bridging the gap to SRH information and services for young people with hearing impairments aged between 10 to 28 in Harare and Chitungwiza

Bridging the gap to SRH information and services for young people with hearing impairments aged between 10 to 28 in Harare and Chitungwiza

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Farai commented on My Body, My Life, My choice

Hi Chelsea Takamane. Thank you for taking note of this. Find below the full text on this section.
Hopley is a squatter settlement, occupied by people that were displaced by the government in 2005 during a chaotic process that moved people who had erected illegal structures and left about 700 000 internally displaced. It is mostly comprised of makeshift wood or plastic houses. It is the epicenter of depravity, poverty and socio-economic decay. Most of the young girls lack adult protection and care as they are orphaned. The community lacks formal structures such as clinics and schools.

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Farai commented on Bridging The Gap

Since last year we have worked with an organisation called Deaf Zimbabwe Trust to support young people with hearing impairments and have supported training on SDGs with their support among other issues. So we hope to continue to work with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust on this as they have expertise in working with young people with hearing impairments. As an organisation our niche also includes supporting young people in hard to reach and remote communities. In these areas we find in most cases very few or no organisations supporting young people with hearing impairments and this pilot will ensure that together with Deaf Zimbabwe Trust we are able to expand such services in those communities in the future.

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Farai commented on Bridging The Gap

@Chelsea Takamane. The idea is for people with hearing impairments. This initial idea was for both but then felt it would be better to be more targeted and when reviewing the submission we might then have left the visual part still there.