Farai Munyanda

Youth Advocate

Farai Munyanda

Farai began working as a Community Adolescent Treatment Supporter at Zvandiri in 2016. This is where he found his calling and passion for standing up for the rights and fair treatment of adolescents and young people both living with HIV and those seeking HIV testing and information. He was motivated by the call to serve his fellow peers and to be a role model who influences change in the lives of young adolescents.

He was elected to be a Zvandiri Peer Advisory Board member in 2018, representing adolescents on how service delivery should be improved. This was his great stepping stone to bring about change in Differentiated Service Delivery for adolescents living with HIV in his community. In 2019 he rose to the Zvandiri Youth Advocate post where he served as the youth trainer for other Community Adolescent Treatment Supporters at national and regional levels. He is a regional mentor for his peers and travelled with Zvandiri team members to work with the Ministry of Health, IPs and other CATS in our partner programme in Ghana. Farai was also nominated to be a part of the Covid Task Force during 2020-2021 where he demonstrated his potential for ensuring that service delivery was maintained during challenging times and adolescents continued to live healthy, safe and fulfilled lives.

Through mentorship within the Zvandiri program Farai has managed to secure his Ordinary Level qualifications and this success inspired him to begin a Psychology Program with Zimbabwe Open University.