Vision and Purpose
The vision of the organisation is a world in which young people and women realize their potential, enjoy their rights and live in dignity.
The purpose of the organisation is to create opportunities and unleash potential for young people especially girls and young women in resource poor communities through health, education and entrepreneurship.
The core principles of the organisation are:
- Meaningful involvement and participation of communities and young people especially girls in the work and processes of the Trust
- Applying Human Rights principles and aligning the organisation’s work with national, regional and global commitments.
- Respect of the faith, cultural and traditional institutions as facilitators of access to communities, while working to transform norms and practices that hinder protection and respect of rights especially for young women and girls.
- Collaborations and partnership with diversity of partners ie government, civil society, faith and media networks.
- Non-discrimination and non-stigmatisation, recognising the core work of the organisation related to HIV, child marriage and growing focus on young people with disabilities.
- Transparency and accountability to the staff, communities and stakeholders, donors and public.
Governance and Management
Rozaria Memorial Trust has a Board of 13 members who oversee the policy work of the organisation. The Board is composed of national members with diverse skills. The Board has an Executive Committee guides the work of the organisation in between meetings of the Board. The Board meets three times a year.
RMT is in the process of establishing an Advisory Council to support its work. This is in recognition of the growth of the organisation, complexity of work and international outreach. The specific skills required for the Advisory Council is to resource with ideas the resource and research agenda of the organisation. This is a structure information.
Annual stakeholder and community meetings are held to review and plan for the organisation. Project specific inceptions, reviews and consultative meetings are held to ensure stakeholder, partner and beneficiary engagement in the work of the organisation.
Headquartered in Murewa, RMT is managed by a staff team head by the Chief Executive who is responsible for policy, representation, fundraising, strategic partnership engagement, accountability and quality assurance. The Trust has department of Operations and Finance, Programmes and Communications. The current total staff 7 staff and two young professional (interns). It is also supported by a pool of community mobilisers/focal points
The following are the key programme areas elaborated in the Strategic Plan 2016-2020 (under review):
- Child Marriage – Prevention, Protection and Support
- Young Women’s Economic Empowerment: Resources, Technology & Entrepreneurship.
- Early Childhood Development and Special Assistance in Education with a special focus on HIV
- Young Women’s empowerment, Self-Esteem and Voice including adolescents health with a special focus on SRHR
The following are the ways we work to achieve our objectives and in delivering out activities:
- Social mobilisation, community engagement and movement building
- Facilitation of safe spaces and platforms
- Building skills and knowledge
- Mentorship and exchange programme
- Research and documentation
- Advocacy, Networking and Partnerships
- Organisational and institutional development restful
Partnerships are critical to the delivery of our work. The following are the key partner categories:
- Policy engagement and service delivery. These are mostly government departments and institutions with whom we compliment their work or we influence the quality of their service provision.
- Advocacy and influencing work for joint actions either in short or long term.
- Technical support and capacity building partners.
- Funding partners who resource our work and also provide technical advice. Please