CONTACT was founded to achieve two
To provide counselling for families and
children in difficult circumstances
To train a broad range of health, social
services and community workers in Systemic Counselling techniques
CONTACT is offering counselling in its premises at
the city centre but recently is also operating in different suburbs of
Bulawayo, offering counselling in a lot of satellite centres Details can be seen
Programmes on offer
workshops tailor-made on request
Consultancy and supervision for other counselling services
Certificate in Systemic Counselling
Course (one-year course)
3 day workshops for support groups of people living with HIV/AIDS
in basic communication and counselling skills
Child Sexual Abuse Project (CSA)
with the assistance of the Swiss Embassy we undertook a study about
child sexual abuse. The results of that study put us in a position to
start a project in 2007 offering a holistic service for the children
affected and their concerned families.
We also participated in the "World Day Prevention of Child Abuse 2007" and
launched an awareness campaign “Give a Voice”.
Details can be seen here.
CONTACT is a charitable
organisation dedicated to serve the community.
Therefore, it makes every effort to secure funds from various donors in
order to run its programmes. The counselling services are offered free
of charge to the public. Donations are welcome in cash or kind.
For the training courses and
the workshops, though, a minimal fee is charged depending on the
duration and the type of the activity. Workshops for People living with
HIV/AIDS are free of charge.
nevertheless welcomes requests from service providers in all sectors,
and is willing to negotiate reduced charges for a worthy cause.
CONTACT and HIV/AIDS
As has been extensively noted above, CONTACT
is actively involved in activities related to HIV/AIDS through
counselling patients and their families and being involved in prevention through training and information dissemination.
CONTACT is offering basic counselling skills
courses to people living with Aids (PLWHA) through the community support