We reach over 600,000 children and their caregivers annually across seven 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.
With the support from the USAID’s Mobility Fund, The Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc.’s Ana Patsogolo Activity (APA), a USAID-funded program in Malawi, distributed over 2,800 bicycles to its community cadre. These bicycles will enable the community cadre to reach households in the 8 APA implementing districts with children and adolescents living with HIV and adolescent girls and young women at risk of of HIV.
In Tanzania, as in many other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) sectors are heavily male dominated, and there is a general perception that such subjects are neither “interesting” nor “suitable” for girls. World Education Bantwana’s USAID-funded Waache Wasome (“Let them Learn”) project is working to help girls stay on and succeed in school and to transform a range of negative gender norms around girls’ education. A key element of this two-pronged initiative involves introducing practical models to address the STEM gender gap or “digital divide” in partner secondary schools.