A woman reading medical documents

Safeguarding children, youth and vulnerable families during the COVID-19 pandemic

  The social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are being felt in communities across Africa. We know from the evidence and our experience that violence against women and…

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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

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…  Read More

Waiswa and Samalie in front of their home in Uganda.

Building Resilience Helps Ugandan Families Overcome Violence

When Godfrey Waiswa, 46, retired from being a driver for the government due to ill-health, he had no other source of income. Too weak to farm and with no savings,…  Read More