Photo of three beneficiaries participating in a Stop the Bus event in Zimbabwe. Photo by Joshua Kumunda.

Retaining Girls in School: Bantwana’s Early Warning System Identifies Adolescents at Risk of Dropping Out

Across sub-Saharan Africa, adolescent girls and young women are among the most vulnerable: they are at the front lines of the HIV epidemic, suffer disproportionately from sexual violence and harmful…

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Osama J stands in front of his school in Western, Uganda.

Students Aid in Cultivating a Non-Violent, Supportive School Setting

Osama J., 15, decided to support his female classmates by sewing and distributing reusable sanitary pads so that girls in his class could comfortably study. Osama, a member of the Child’s…  Read More

Vailet Mollel, Bantwana’s Social Welfare Technical Lead, provides an overview of how the project developed Tanzania's first integrated HIV case management system, which links key populations (adolescent girls and young women, people living with HIV, orphans and vulnerable children) to the necessary health and social welfare services with the goal of eradicating HIV in the country by 2020.

Bantwana Acknowledged at Annual Social Welfare Conference in Tanzania

Bantwana is the technical lead for social welfare on the Community Health and Social Welfare Systems Strengthening Project (CHSSP) in Tanzania. Through CHSSP, we support national-level collaboration, leadership and capacity building…  Read More

Some of the DREAMS girls of Loro Primary School in Oyam pose for a photo during one of their group meetings. Photo by Esther Mbabazi.

New Bantwana Website Provides Information and Resources on Assisting Vulnerable Children

The Bantwana Initiative of World Education announces the launch of its newly designed website at www.bantwana.org. The new website contains updated resources including proven curricula and training materials to help…  Read More

In 2018, we coordinated services for over 300,000 children and their families through 21 programs in 6 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Graphic by Danielle Fortin.

Bantwana’s Year in Review – 2018

In 2018, we coordinated services for over 300,000 children and their families through 21 programs in Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. We expanded our comprehensive programming to Malawi.…  Read More

Olinda and Katya stand and pose for a photo with some of the girls they mentor through DREAMS IC in Mozambique.

Transforming Trauma into Teachable Opportunities

Research shows that mentoring programs are an effective tool for empowering adolescent girls and young women. Mentor-mentee relationships provide safe spaces for girls and young women to begin to develop…  Read More