DREAMS Core: Swaziland

DREAMS Core: Swaziland

DREAMS is an ambitious partnership to reduce HIV infections among adolescent girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries, to help girls develop into Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored, and Safe women.

In Swaziland, Bantwana supports the delivery of DREAMS programming as a sub-grantee to PACT, reaching 2,550 girls and young women ages 10 – 24 with life skills and health and education services in Lubombo region.

Core DREAMS platforms include:

  • In-school and out of school adolescent girls clubs run by Youth Volunteers;
  • Health clubs attached to local clinics for HIV-positive adolescent boys and girls;
  • Referrals for testing, treatment and support for HIV-positive adolescents;
  • Tracking of HIV-positive adolescents on treatment and adherence to treatment, and;
  • School block grants to support school fees for at-risk girls.

Learn more about DREAMS Core and the other country programs here: