Our Approach

Our projects employ a Social Risk Management Approach (SRMA) to enable vulnerable children, youth, households and communities improve their ability to deal with “the likelihood of being harmed by unforeseen events or as susceptibility to exogenous shocks” that result in poor sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes and promote gender inequality. These unforeseen events and shocks are driven by; economic shocks and stresses, low levels of education, environmental fragility and discriminatory laws, policies, social norms and belief systems.

Our Strategies

The SRMA, therefore, manages the impact of risks and shocks through the application of prevention, mitigation and coping strategies using the following strategies:


Community-based adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health and rights 

We support the deployment of community-based solutions to help young people manage their sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR). The solutions ensure universal access to Comprehensive Sexuality Education and SRHR services, create enabling environment that accepts and understands young people’s sexuality. The component also focus on reducing gender inequality and harmful practices which infringe the rights of the girl child especially Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM).  


Sustainable Livelihoods and Environment (SLE) 

We work with young people, households and communities to improve rural livelihoods, environmental assets and build climate change resilience. In line with this, we promote holistic interventions that are designed to create a food system which is essentially a food value chain to enhance food security and create new income streams. The SLE also strengthen community resilience-the capacity of communities to be resilient by addressing the food chain crisis which has inadvertently affected food value chains. We achieve this through a food chain focused on agricultural production using climate-smart and eco-friendly methods and a value chain linked to changes in the quality of food consumed and marketing of produces.  


Education and training 

We ensure that children and youth get the skills they need to live a fulfilled and dignified life. TYDT achieve this through supporting children to have access to quality educational services that meet their developmental needs in a manner which builds the human capital base of the communities. We also focus on skills development through facilitation of vocational skills training, entrepreneurship and apprenticeship for youth to help them sustain livelihoods, which are critical to ensuring macro-economic growth and avoiding the problematic effects of mass unemployment.   


Research and Advocacy

We conduct advocacy at local, district and national level to promote a favorable policy and protective environment that promote gender equality and positive adolescent and youth SRHR outcomes. We use research findings, data and programmatic expertise to advocate for policies and budgeting decisions. Central to our advocacy component is amplifying young people’s voices to take an active role in their communities and to advocate for their rights. We believe that decisions affecting young people should be planned and formed by young people themselves. In this case, we facilitate Meaningful Youth Participation in the designing, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies, budgets, programs and services aimed at young people.   

Direct Address

Ward 32
Jerera, Zaka
Masvingo Province


Email: tydtprogrammes@gmail.com

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