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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Felista - parasocial worker for Better Outcomes in Uganda

Ripples of Change: Leveraging the Power and experience of HIV+ Para-Social Workers to Strengthen the Social Service Workforce

Under the USAID/Uganda Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda, WEI/Bantwana and its government and locals partners build the resilience of vulnerable children and families through…  Read More

Swaib - Community Case Worker in Uganda talks with a community member.

A Passion to Serve: Para-Social Workers Offer Critical Support to Vulnerable and HIV+ Children across the Continuum of Care

Under the USAID/Uganda Better Outcomes for Children and Youth in Eastern and Northern Uganda, WEI/Bantwana and its government and locals partners build the resilience of vulnerable children and families through…  Read More

Happy girls

Entering a Skilled Girls Force: Day of the Girl

In the small district of Temeke in Tanzania, the beautician sisters’ duo is so high in-demand with their clients, they hardly have time for anything else. “On Sundays when people…  Read More

Beautician sisters from DREAMS

Vocational Skills Open Opportunities Among Young Mothers in Temeke

Leah, 19 (left) and Irene, 22 (right) are sisters from Tanzania. They both were forced to drop out of secondary school because of an unexpected pregnancy. Leah left school when…  Read More

Phoebe

Overcoming Hardships to Start a New Life

Abenoyo Phoebe lives with her widowed mother and siblings in Namalenya Village of Buwunga in Eastern Uganda. At 17, she became pregnant and dropped out of school. Phoebe lost hope in…  Read More