General information on Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe was once an African role model in the field of education. With thousands of schools closed due to economic problems, things are now different. Although the economy has slightly stabilized, millions of people are struggling to eke out a living. Among those who suffer most are the country's children - many of them growing up without parental support.

School children posing with their work - photo: SOS Archives
A young girl growing up in an SOS family (photo: S. Kitshoff)
Zimbabwe is a landlocked country situated in the southern part of the African continent. It shares borders with South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique.
Boy smiling into the camera - photo: SOS Archives
Twins feeling safe and having fun with their SOS mother (photo: S. Kitshoff)