One key section of FODPZ that is directly run by the National Coordinator is the Advocacy and Lobbying Department. The major work of FODPZ revolves around advocacy and lobbying at national level, working mostly at policy level with various stakeholders.
The commemoration of the international Day of Persons with Disabilities is held on the 3rd of December every year under different themes in partnership with the following organizations;
Ministry of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Services
Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs)
UN-Agencies (i.e UN-Women, UNDP, UNCEF and UNESCO)
Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe
This years theme is: Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 development agenda.
November 13th, 2019
Mr Timothy Mudarikwa Executive Director of Zimbabwe Association of the visually handicapped (ZAVH) headquartered in Masvingo was recently appointed to the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Board of Zimbabwe and received his confirmation of appointed from Honorable Minister Sekai Zenza (Ministry of Labour, Manpower Planning and Social Services) on 29 October 2019. He would be representing the disability sector as a nominee from The Federation of Organisations of Disabled People in Zimbabwe (FODPZ).
Zimbabwe is still lagging behind in school enrolment for children with disabilities enrolled at Early Childhood Development an inclusive education report has revealed.
The report reveals that there is only fifteen percent of children with disabilities enrolled at ECD-A LEVEL and ONLY thirty percent at ECD-B level. Levels A classifies ages of 4-5years old and level B classifies ages 5-6years old. More
The Miss Deaf Pride 2019 queen, Natasha Sibanda is preparing to take part in the Miss Deaf Africa beauty pageant in Seychelles in November 2019.
Natasha, who was crowned Miss Deaf Pride queen on the 28th of September 2019 after outshining 16 other finalists, is excited to represent the Zimbabwean deaf community at continental level. She explained that such platforms are weighty in raising awareness in the local communities. More