Vana Bantwana

Vana Bantwana was a five-year project that supported the Government of Zimbabwe’s efforts to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Funder

USAID

Location

ZIMBABWE

Dates

2013 - 2018

Vana Bantwana was designed to support the Government of Zimbabwe’s efforts to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and those affected by HIV and AIDS. Our integrated community approach strengthened existing systems at the community, district, and national levels in the areas of health, education, child protection, economic strengthening, gender-based violence, and youth and livelihoods. To ensure that communities can continue effective programming beyond the life of the program, Vana Bantwana built the capacity of a cadre of national and community-based civil society organizations to implement and manage the models of care.

We mitigated the impact of HIV and AIDS on most vulnerable children by strengthening the capacity of communities, local service providers, and the Government of Zimbabwe’s social protection and health service systems to offer quality, timely, comprehensive and layered services to an average of 150,000 OVC and their families annually across 65 districts. Vana Bantwana also strengthened programming to address disparities in the HIV continuum of care for child-headed households, children out of school, children living on the streets, children of sex workers, children on the move, and children of artisanal miners. Complementary, E-IMPACT, DREAMS and Together for Girls GBV funding enabled us to augment OVC programming with GBV prevention, screening and response services in schools, clubs, and clinics, and to deliver other supports to build the social, health and economic assets of AGYW.

Patience Ndlovu

Country Director

Patience Ndlovu
+263.4.794.620
pndlovu@zw.worlded.org