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Zimbabwe Parents of Handicapped Children Association

Zimbabwe Parents of Handicapped Children Association (ZPHCA) envision a society in which every child with a disability can enjoy their rights and be equal to each and every child.

ZPHCA work to improve the quality of life for children living with disabilities through protecting their rights as stated in the UN Convention of Children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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ZPHCA believe that the children with disabilities they support have the same needs as all children: love, care, compassion, encouragement and full inclusion in family and society. Since their inception, the Harare Province has been actively involved in advocacy and lobbying for the rights of children with disabilities, and the rights of women in the areas of health, education and housing.

ZPHCA have four main objectives that they believe will help children with disabilities now:

  • Providing a forum of exchange of information, experiences and advice in the area of various disabilities to parents.
  • Lobbying and advocating for legislative policies and services that affect children with disabilities and their welfare and promote the human rights of children living with disabilities.
  • Provision of quality and appropriate health and rehabilitation services to children living with disabilities.
  • Lobbying and advocating for women’s land and property rights as an integral part to care for children living with disabilities.

Able Child Africa began working with ZPHCA in 2023. Able Child Africa are working with ZPHCA to develop a refined tooklit and guides that facilitate the implementation of inclusive education programmes that incorporate different disability-inclusive approaches, such as Child to Child, sports and play, ECE, WASH and children protection. ZPHCA were one of the founding members of the Able Child Africa Network in 2023.

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