VAVEZI (Vana Ve Zimbabwe/Abantwana be Zimbabwe) is a child protection and development non-profit organization based in Bulawayo. VAVEZI is a registered PVO36/10.VAVEZI was established by Nhimbe Trust in 2010 as a response to the growing demand for Psychosocial Support (PSS) within the Nhimbe SPAA (Schools Performing Arts Academy), which could not be effectively and meaningfully addressed through referrals.
The vision of VAVEZI is of a time and a place where all children in Zimbabwe have the best opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential. VAVEZI has a 3 Years Development Strategy for the period 2012-2015 covering the following programs:
- Access to health services for orphans and other vulnerable children infected and or affected by HIV and AIDS.
- Livelihoods and food security for orphans and other vulnerable children.
- School fees, uniforms, stationery, and other educational needs for orphans and other vulnerable children
Further, VAVEZI support child-focused Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, HIV and AIDS and Environment/Climate Change.