The Tree of Life Trust Zimbabwe is a non-governmental organisation whose vision is to create a healed and empowered society that puts its energy into processes of peace, recovery and reconciliation. We provide community-based mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) approaches that help people living with trauma to reconnect with self, nature, family and community. Tree of Life (ToL) works in 8 of the 10 provinces across Zimbabwe, largely through a network of seasoned Community-based Facilitators. ToL also collaborates with other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) by providing capacity building in Trauma Informed Care processes, as well as through the provision of Psychoeducation services.
Between 2003 and December 2021 Tree of Life has:
- Facilitated over 1815 three-day Trauma Healing and Empowerment Workshops for over 15,500 victims of trauma and distress
- Trained over 200 community-based survivors as community-based trauma healing and empowerment facilitators, across 8 of 10 Provinces in Zimbabwe
- Trained 128 community-based members as community cohesion facilitators
- Reached 157,938 people with Covid-19 Psychosocial Support and Awareness
- Provided psychoeducation workshops for over 11,400 people, including community leaders, youth, women, communities and NGO staff
- Worked with youth since 2014, to create communities of peace in innovative ways, including livelihoods development and entrepreneurial mindset training
- Developed Training modules in: Psychosocial Awareness and Coping Skills (PACS); Psychosocial First Aid (PFA); Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Practices; Self-care (SC); Covid-19, and Bereavement and Loss psychosocial support
- Trained over 70 community-based survivors to conduct psychoeducation and psychosocial first aid workshops
- Been in consortiums led by: World Food Programme (WFP), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Childline, Trocaire and Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
- Collaborated with over 40 other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and received funding from over 20 Donors, including direct donor funding since 2012.
- Conducted qualitative and quantitative research and evaluations with external evaluators, to test the efficacy of our key interventions. The studies proved that Tree of Life’s Trauma healing and PACS workshops have high levels of impact in improving mental health and improving social cohesion respectively.
- Supported National Healing and Reconciliation processes
Tree of Life - WFP Zambuko End of Project Evaluation Report 2022 (Click Report or see end of this page for a link)
Tree of Life - WFP Zambuko Graphic Report_2022 (Click Report or see end of this page for a link)
Download the Annual Report - 2021 (Click Report or see end of this page for a link)
Download the Annual Report - 2020 (Click Report or see end of this page for a link)
Download the Annual Report - 2019 (Click Report or see end of this page for a link)
Download a healing workshop brochure ( Click Brochure or see end of this page for a link)
Snapshot of Achievements for 2021
Snapshot of Achievements for 2020
Art Therapy Sessions for Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Survivors: 2020