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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Early Childhood Development educator

Early Childhood Development: A Family Entry Point to Access Social Services

My name is Emilia Jorge Milione. In 2012, my 3-year-old, twin daughters were enrolled in a community Early Childhood Development (ECD) center run by a charitable organization in Mozambique. I would volunteer my…  Read More

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