Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in the North of South Africa. Zimbabwe is known for its vast expanse of natural beauty, ranging from vast savannahs to its mountain ranges. Not only is Zimbabwe rich in its cultural landscape, but it is also rich in traditions. For example, the Mbira is a wooden instrument that is used in various ceremonies, including to contact the deceased, and to chase away harmful spirits. In Zimbabwe, environmental, social, economic, and health issues bound the country. The country faces issues, such as land degradation, poverty, HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria outbreaks, and many others. Land degradation hurts the agriculture industry, therefore, hurting farmers and their families from making an income. HIV, Tuberculosis, and Malaria also plague the country. The rapid spread of these diseases is due to the lack of advanced health education in the country. Many couples become widowed, and many children go orphaned in the country. These children do not have the proper education access they need, and the poverty cycle continues.
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Strive2Thrive Edu is happy to cover four of the UN’s sustainable development goals for Project Zimbabwe. The first goal that we focus on is goal four, which relates to quality education. We work with local schools to provide underprivileged school children with quality lessons for classes such as English, Maths, Sciences, and Speech and Debate. The second goal that we focus on is goal number ten, which relates to reduced inequalities. By working with local schools in more rural areas of Zimbabwe, it makes sure that all students, no matter where in the country they live, receive an education comparable to that of what students in more urban areas receive. The third goal that we focus on is establishing peace, justice, and strong institutions. One of the classes that Strive2Thrive Edu provides is Speech and Debate. This class is extremely helpful for the students because it helps them produce well-rounded speeches, which in turn allows for more peaceful relations. The fourth goal that we focus on is goal number 17, which relates to partnerships with various institutions. In Zimbabwe, we have partnered with local schools to provide these quality classes to the students.