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.
Who We Are
We work to improve the lives of Children, Youth and Families that are impacted by HIV and poverty.
We work with governments and local organizations to provide the critical services that Children, Youth and Families need to grow and thrive.
Ana Patsogolo Activity (APA)
The Ana Patsogolo Activity (APA) prevents new HIV infections and reduces vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children and adolescent girls and young women in partnership with the Government of Malawi and a consortium of Malawian NGOs.
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.
Technical Assistance & Capacity Development – Mozambique
We are strengthening the capacity of local organizations to coordinate and provide services to reduce HIV among vulnerable children, youth and families in high burden areas in central Mozambique.
Patience Ndlovu Leads Bantwana into a New Chapter
Join us in congratulating Patience Ndlovu, a well-respected longtime staff member, who is now Vice President/Executive Director of WEI-Bantwana. Patience has strategic, technical, research, and communication skills, and a deep understanding of development. Her networks and extensive management and leadership experience position her perfectly to take over for Gill Garb, the founding director of Bantwana and a long-time World Education VP who retired in December.
Supporting HIV Treatment Outcomes for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Uganda
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.
Strengthening Zimbabwe’s Case Management System for Child Protection
Bantwana’s newest publication examines how aligning with government-identified priorities, planning for sustainability, and fostering trust-based partnerships have resulted in a lasting legacy of care and protection for thousands of vulnerable Zimbabwean children through a National Case Management System.