We reach over 600,000 children and their caregivers annually across six countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We work with more than 90 local organizations, clinics, and local and national governments in Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Building Resilience and National Systems to prevent and Respond to Violence against children and HIV in Uganda.
Siyakha Girls strengthened the economic resilience of vulnerable adolescent girls and young women through financial literacy, vocational training and internships in male-dominated trades, layered with social asset building and referrals to HIV and social protection services. PEPFAR has included the Siyakha Girls model in their technical guidance for evidence-based DREAMS programming for economic strengthening.
Waache Wasome empowers girls and young women in Tanzania to complete their education, develop protective assets, and take control of their futures.
Bantwana is in steadfast support of the current movement unfolding in the United States that has pledged to address systemic police brutality and the inequities faced by vulnerable populations of color. We know that real change takes sustained action and partnership. We stand in urgent solidarity with those working to transform the justice system, and ensure access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities for all.
Bantwana Initiative Wins Grant to Help Prevent New HIV Infections and Reduce Youth Vulnerability in Malawi
July 31, 2020, BOSTON: World Education’s Bantwana Initiative will lead a five-year Cooperative Agreement of up to $32.5 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help change the life trajectories for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and highly vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in eight districts in Malawi’s Southern region with a high HIV burden.
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. is delighted to announce the expansion of Waache Wasome (“Let the Learn”), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Waache Wasome collaborates with the Government of Tanzania to improve the retention of adolescent girls and young women in formal and alternative education pathways, building protective assets, transforming negative social norms, and developing relevant skills among girls and young women, their peers, parents, and educators.