Manicaland and Masvingo provinces of Zimbabwe hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai have faced massive destruction of infrastructure, property and loss of lives with an estimated 12 500 to 15 000 people affected and over 300 losing their lives. HOCIC project's main focus is Education Assistance to households and schools affected by the Cyclone. The project is mobilising school furniture, textbooks, writing books, pens, pencils, bags, uniforms, sanitary wear and other essentials for the affected children
Tropical Cyclone Idai has hit Eastern Zimbabwe with Chimanimani and Chipinge districts being the most affected. It resulted in massive destruction of infrastructure including roads, schools and homes, loss of lives and loss of household livelihood activities. An estimated 9600 people (1600 households) in the hardest hit districts have been affected and over 300 people lost their lives. School children lost their stationery, school uniforms, school shoes, sanitary wear and other essentials
Hope for a Child in Christ is working on this project of "Putting lives back together after the cyclone'. The main focus is Education Assistance to households and schools affected by the Cyclone. The project is mobilizing school furniture, textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, school bags, uniforms, sanitary wear and other essentials for the children in the affected areas. Four wheel Drive Vehicle donations in kind to reach affected areas as road networks have been washed away are also welcome
The project will help children to go back to school once the situation has normalised with basic essential things such as uniforms and stationery. Having a good and normal learning environment will result in improved school performance. Education is central to well-being, economic development and for bringing change in the quality of lives for people. The potential long-term impact of this project is the improvement of the overall quality of life for the children and their families.