The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

International Projects

Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre

  • Solar Powered Assistive Devices

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6,052 | Funded in 2008/2009

    In this project, solar powered assistive devices are used to create employment and educational opportunities for persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe. Barriers resulting from disabling conditions require the application of technology. In turn, most of the devices need energy. Therefore, solar panels are sustainable and mobile sources of energy.

  • Use of Small Indigenous Drought-Resistant Grains to Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Climate Change

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6,857 | Funded in 2009/2010

    This project, which includes the Use of Small Indigenous Drought-Resistant Grains to Mitigate the Adverse Effects of Climate Change, will assist twenty families that include people with disabilities in Mashonaland, Zimbabwe. Modern farming techniques will be used to plant small grains such as sorghum and rapoko, which will help these families attain food security and contribute to their local economies.

  • Building an “Universal Design” Accessible School in the Rural Community of Chirasauta

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6,828 | Funded in 2010/2011

    This project is Building an “Universal Design” Accessible School in the Rural Community of Chirasauta, Zimbabwe that will accommodate students with disabilities and those from low-income families. Access to quality education is an essential step toward the elimination of poverty and hunger, and the empowerment of marginalized communities.

  • Voices from the Edge

    Fund: Theme Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $5,595 | Funded in 2010/2011

    Voices from the Edge will enhance the capacity of rural teachers to coordinate alternatives and ancillary services for students with special needs. This pilot project will focus on a new universal access school and will assist students with disabilities and those from disadvantaged communities.

  • Building an Accessible School

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6,879 | Funded in 2011/2012

    CMDC is providing quality education to the most marginalized community of Chirasauta in rural Zimbabwe by Building an Accessible School which will cater to students from poor backgrounds and/or with disabilities. Accessible education will help to eradicate poverty, hunger and disease.

  • Capacity Building: Training in the Chirasauta Rural Community

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6,983 | Funded in 2012/2013

    Through Capacity Building: Training in the Chirasauta Rural Community, four sets of five day training workshops on good governance and the application of effective community building skills will be conducted in the Chirasauta rural district. The community will need this expertise as they move to implement three development projects. These three projects include the construction of a high school, a clinic and a dam.

  • Building a Clinic in the Chirasauta Community in Chikomba

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $6897 | Funded in 2013-14

    The intent of this project is to build a clinic in one of the most impoverished rural areas in Zimbabwe. This initiative is motivated to reduce the infant mortality rate by establishing a maternity ward. It will also reduce morbidity rates and significantly decrease of disability incidence.

  • Building a Clinic in the Chirasauta Community

    Fund: Development Fund | Country: Zimbabwe | Amount: $7,651 | Funded in 2014-15

    The project seeks to lead to reduced infant mortality and morbidity rates through the construction of a clinic in Chirasauta, an impoverished rural area in Zimbabwe. The clinic will have five structures, including a maternity ward to cater to the medical needs of the community.