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, and Zimbabwe.
Building Resilience and National Systems to prevent and Respond to Violence against children and HIV in Uganda.
Preventing and responding to school-related gender-based violence in Malawi.
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.
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.
Boston, MA February 19, 2020 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled that World Education’s Bantwana Initiative, in partnership with World Vision, is one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges.