All terre des hommes programmes in Asia, Latin America and Asia are coordinated through local offices. The first Southern Africa Coordination Office was established in 1992 in Zimbabwe, while already since the 1980s terre des hommes has been supporting projects for children in different countries in the region.
Currently about 50 organisations and initiatives are funded in six countries: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Today terre des hommes’ coordination offices are based in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe (see contact details on the back). Its staff members work closely with local partner organisations who are responsible for the implementation of activities
The programme in Southern Africa is focussing on the following themes:
- Protecting children from exploitation (child labour, sexual abuse and trafficking)
- Education and training (including early childhood development)
- Cultural and biological diversity (with reference to environmental rights of children)
- Health and nutrition (mitigating the impact of HIV/AIDS on children in particular)