MASVINGO - Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC), last week embarked on a clean-up campaign in Mucheke as part of the organisation's social responsibility commitments.
At Mucheke Bus Terminus where much of the cleaning took place, the ZNFPC Masvingo provincial staff were joined by personnel from the Environmental Management Agency (EMA), Masvingo City Council and other private individuals.
During the campaign, members of the ZNFPC also delivered their core services to the public.
Olga Muza, the ZNFPC Provincial Human Resources and Administration Officer, who spoke on behalf of Peter Vhoko - the provincial manager - said the campaign was meant to deliver outdoor services and to get feedback from the public.
"As ZNFPC, we know the importance of offering outdoor services. We don't necessarily have to make people come to us but we also visit them to get feedback. Some people are shy to come and collect products like condoms from our offices. Providing public information and getting feedback is an effective tool in our work," she said.
She said the campaign was also meant to create organisational visibility to the public.
"Some people have merely heard about us, some know where our offices are and some know very little about us. This campaign, through interacting with people, helped to create the visibility of ZNFPC. Many now know where to find us and above all, know more about our services," Muza said.
ZNFPC is a parastatal operating under the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) and takes cognisance of the London Summit of 2012 which seeks to reduce unmet family planning needs.
The organisation also works to increase affordability, accessibility and availability of services to all, especially for young people between the ages of 14 and 19, whose unmet needs are high.news