Active Youth Zimbabwe
Active Youth Zimbabwe was founded in May 2012 initially as a self-help youth group but later, in 2014, it transformed into a Youth Association under the Ministry of Youth and Zimbabwe Youth Council. It then subsequently registered as a Trust on 1 March 2016 with the mandate of promoting child and youth development in Zimbabwe. AYZ’s program activities and projects are currently based in Bulawayo province. Active Youth Zimbabwe Trust exists to promote the full development and realization of potential by young people thus ensuring their full participation and contribution to the development of society.
Both organizations endeavour to do this by expanding choices and opportunities for young people through holistic and participatory community-based interventions. The initiative was born out of concern on the plight of disadvantaged children and youth who are affected by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, unemployment, drug and substance abuse, criminality and immorality.