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Christian Bobst
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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Social inclusion» in Zimbabwe

Living conditions in Zimbabwe are precarious. Unemployment is high and food is scarce, particularly in rural areas. HEKS and its partner organizations are assisting people in improving their livelihoods. The aim is to enhance food security and lower unemployment by promoting the cultivation of food crops and ornamental plants, providing ongoing vocational training and improving access to water. HEKS/EPER began conflict transformation work in 2015 so as to counter the prevailing violence and injustice. The outcomes of these latest measures will become perceptible only in the medium-to-long term. 

HEKS/EPER in Zimbabwe

Facts

In 2017 HEKS/EPER provided emergency aid for about 7500 people after flooding.

Over 10000 people obtained access to clean water.

 

Ever more people are being excluded because of their social background, ethnicity, age, gender or religion. Integrating people with a migration background can be compounded, for example, by the lack of the requisite language proficiency, ignorance of Switzerland's cultural specificities or by disadvantages on the job market. HEKS/EPER works actively to ensure that the affected people have access to education, work, government programmes and services. But integration is incumbent on society as a whole, which calls for openness as well as regulatory structures that ensure the right of social participation for all. This implies that everyone has the same rights and opportunities and that features such as gender, age, social background, nationality or religion do not give rise to discrimination.