Nascoh

Programmes

Currently, the organization is engaged on a  number of  programmes which are coming to a close in this year. These are:

1. Inclusion of people with disabilities in the electoral processes of the country. 

The countrywide programme, which is the first of its kind in the region, is being run by an 8-member consortium headed by NASCOH, focuses on availing voter and civic education to people with disabilities, assisting in the acquisition of birth certificates and national identity cards, training of election observers, and inclusion of people with disabilities in local and national governance systems. The ground-breaking 5-year programme has opened up unique vistas of empowerment, participation and social and economic inclusion opportunities for PWDs in Zimbabwe. NASCOH’s sub grantees in the consortium intervention are Jairos Jiri Association, Disabled Women Support Organisation,  Zimbabwe National Association for Mental Health, Zimbabwe National Association of the Deaf, Zimbabwe Association for the Visually Handicapped, Zimbabwe National League of the Blind and Zimbabwe Parents of Handicapped Children Association.

2. Building the capacities of Disabled Persons Organisations in Zimbabwe

The organisation is also at the tail end of a two-year programme to build the capacities of Disabled Persons Organisations in Zimbabwe which is funded by USAID and expires at the end of September. The programme responds to the documented lack of capacity among DPOs in Zimbabwe in critical programmatic areas such as Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Project Management, Financial Management, Leadership and Governance and Fundraising and Resource Mobilisation.

3. IFES project on ensuring access by people with disabilities to polling stations in Zimbabwe

The recently-ended  project initially focused on Harare and Chitungwiza and Bulawayo and Umguza polling stations but was later extended to the towns of Kwekwe and Gweru, Karoi, Mutare urban and Makoni District.

4. HIVOS/IMS project on ensuring access by people with disabilities to polling stations in Zimbabwe. 

The polling station assessment project, which is still ongoing, focuses on polling stations in Masvingo, Chegutu, Gwanda, Umzingwane, Mberengwa, Mudzi and Mutoko.

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