RMT was established in 2007 in memory of the late Mbuya Rozaria Dizha, a community woman leader whose life embodied the principles of caring, sharing and innovation. Rozaria Memorial Trust (RMT) supports innovative initiatives that promote education, health and entrepreneurship for women and young people in resource poor communities.
The Trust strongly believes that if we invest in education and health for children and young people, empower women and girls and foster the spirit of entreprenuership in our communities, we unleash the power, potential, innovation and creativity in communities. RMT strongly anchors its work in impacting directly the children, young people and their families with tools that build their own capabilities and opens opportunities. Partnership and collaborative actions with other civic organisations, government institutions and private sector is critical to success and impact. In resourcing its work, RMT leverages the power of technology and cultivates the spirit of philanthropy in communities.
The hallmark programmes and initiatives at the moment include:
- HIV prevention, care and support with targetted focus on paediatric HIV, support for access to education for children living with HIV and SRHR for adolescents.
- Enhancing opportunities for girls through safe spaces, education and prevention of teenage pregnancy and child marriage, as well providing a second chance to married girls and child moms.
- Investing in entrepreneurship and livelihoods especially for women
- Advocacy and policy influencing at national, regional and global levels.
We are in over 40 villages, reaching more than 50,000 people and working with 10 schools and 3 health centers in Zimbabwe.