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.
Ana Patsogolo (“Children First”) Activity prevents new HIV infections and reduces vulnerability among orphans
and vulnerable children and adolescent girls and young women in partnership with a
consortium of Malawian NGOs.
The BOCY program has built resilience and national systems to prevent and respond to HIV and violence against children, bettering the lives of more than 135,000 highly vulnerable children and their families.
Under the Healthy Child and Care for Children programs Bantwana is strengthening the capacity of two local organizations to coordinate and provide services to reduce HIV among vulnerable children, youth and families in high burden areas in central Mozambique.
Our Bantwana Initiative’s Waache Wasome (“Let Them Learn”) project is celebrating five years of empowering adolescent girls and young women to envision and achieve educational and life goals. On December 7th, stakeholders gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, to recognize the project’s achievements, the legacy it will leave behind when it closes out in 2022, and the impact that will be sustained in years to come.
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, in partnership with the prime contractor, Education Development Center (EDC), is the OVC technical lead under the USAID/Uganda Integrated Child and Youth Development (ICYD) Activity (2020 – 2025), which aims to address the health, safety, and education needs of Ugandan children and adolescents to enable them to reach their potential.
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.
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.