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Our Impact

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.

Portrait of a smiling school boy. Photo by Rob Hammond

Who We Are

We work to improve the lives of children and caregivers made vulnerable by HIV and poverty.

Our Approach

We work with governments and local organizations to provide the critical services that children need to grow and thrive.

Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda

Building Resilience and National Systems to prevent and Respond to Violence against children and HIV in Uganda.

Essential Gender-Based Violence Services and Prevention

Preventing and responding to school-related gender-based violence in Malawi.

Waache Wasome “Let them Learn”

Waache Wasome empowers girls and young women in Tanzania to complete their education, develop protective assets, and take control of their futures.

Bantwana Stands Against Racial Injustice

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.

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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.

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Breaking Complex Barriers to Care and Treatment for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)

Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable in their community. With poor living conditions, poor access to health services and environmental risks, many are unable to overcome these challenges and become active members of society. Added to this, many face stigma within their communities because their disability is seen as a curse that has been placed on their family, so they are either abandoned or treated poorly.

This was the case for Elisabeth before being part of Bantwana’s Força à Comunidade e Crianças (FCC) project. Through the project’s intervention, Elisabeth and her family were able to break the barriers they faced and see gradual improvement of their lives and livelihood opportunities.

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