Restore is not alone in the work, as the organisation partners with government departments, local authorities, churches and other community-based organisations to fight juvenile delinquency.
Last winter, the organisation worked with Celebration Church to provide warm clothes and blankets to children living in the streets of Harare at the Streets Ahead drop-in centre along Livingstone Avenue.
Currently, Restore has engaged the local authorities on the issue of leisure facilities and open playgrounds for children in high-density areas. The city’s land requirements for housing have seen open spaces being converted into residential stands, leaving little or no room for children‘s playgrounds.
Another related project began in November 2011 under the name Reading as Constructive Use of Leisure Time, where selected sites are being provided with books for use by vulnerable children to improve their literacy levels and general appreciation of the reading culture. This began with the support of the Revelation Fellowship run out of school site at the Holland Community Centre in Kuwadzana, and the project is supporting four other centres in Harare.
In 2011-12, Restore assisted a partner organization Zimbabwe reads to bring container of over 50,000 books from the United States. We will be using part of the books in our reading programs.