Resources

We have developed a range of simple, practical tools, to assist programs that serve children affected by and infected with HIV. If you are looking for a specific tool and cannot find it on our website, please contact us!

Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Sports manuals

Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Sports manuals

Tools to complement and reinforce the Government of Zimbabwe’s efforts through the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary and the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture in the delivery of Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health services to youth in and out of schools. The manual has also been created to engage and educate young people about Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) and HIV/AIDS through imparting life skills and values that will develop their resilience. Developed under USAID Children’s First.

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African Story(Telling) Initiative Facilitator’s Handbook

African Story(Telling) Initiative Facilitator’s Handbook

The African Story(telling) Initiative training aims to help prepare attendees to understand and utilize storytelling methodologies and techniques in order to facilitate adolescent storytelling workshops. In addition, this training will enhance their own storytelling skills and potentially give them the confidence they need to incorporate storytelling into other aspects of teaching or programming. This handbook is adapted from Norah Dooley’s StoriesLive® curriculum and informed by the contextual and technical expertise from Gill Garb, Naomi Reich, and Rebecca Sliwoski and Victoria Munene, Eliamani Laltaika, Gasper Mpehongwa, Hosea Mpogole, and Lilian Badi.

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Community Dialogues on Gender Based Violence: A Facilitators Guide

Community Dialogues on Gender Based Violence: A Facilitators Guide

This guide was developed for our Together to End Violence Against Women (TEVAW) program in Tanzania in order to promote community advocacy around gender-based violence and to encourage community members and opinion leaders to collectively discuss their concerns, exchange ideas, and develop key messages that promote safe, healthy, and productive life choices for families and communities.

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DREAMS-IC eSwatini Mentor Curriculum: Facilitator Handbook

DREAMS-IC eSwatini Mentor Curriculum: Facilitator Handbook

The curriculum is designed to guide the mentors in ways to engage and support their mentees to build an inclusive community and work with their families to create a supportive environment for girls’ education. The curriculum and corresponding handbooks were funded by a grant from the United States Department of States as part of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI).

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DREAMS-IC eSwatini Protect Our Youth Curriculum

DREAMS-IC eSwatini Protect Our Youth Curriculum

The Facilitator’s Manual was developed to guide the in-school and out-of-school Protect Our Youth (POY) clubs and is aligned with the Ministry of Education and Training’s Guidance and Counselling Life Skills Education curriculum as well as other national policies and guidelines on education, child rights, HIV, and gender. The curriculum and corresponding handbooks were funded by a grant from the United States Department of States as part of the DREAMS Innovation Challenge, managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI).

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Guidance and Counselling Handbook Level 1-5

Guidance and Counselling Handbook Level 1-5

To respond to the lack of HIV prevention education and guidance and counseling syllabus, Swaziland’s Ministry of Education and Training endorsed and launched Bantwana’s Life Skills Education Curriculum. The curriculum was developed with OSISA funding and has since been rolled out and scaled under several projects with funding from CANGO/Global Fund and UNICEF.

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Integrated Functional Literacy for Youth (IFLY) Facilitator’s Guide

Integrated Functional Literacy for Youth (IFLY) Facilitator’s Guide

This guide was developed under AYEDI for community facilitators of the IFLY program (which is mostly intended for adolescents, ages 15-18–but could be used for youth as young as p. 4 grade). This manual guides facilitators through the process of facilitating the three modules and 22 sessions of this program. Through this program, facilitators teach participants about financial literacy, work-readiness skills, entrepreneurship, and other decent work opportunities.

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Male Peer Groups: A Facilitator’s Guide

Male Peer Groups: A Facilitator’s Guide

We developed this Male Peer Group Facilitator Guide as a tool for our  Together to End Violence Against Women (TEVAW) program for practitioners to use participatory methodologies to facilitate male peer groups. This guide was developed by compiling a range of existing published materials. We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of other organizations whose materials were used to create this guide, notably – Raising Voices, Engender Health, Promundo, and Stepping Stones. Every session in the guide references the original material from which it was sourced or adapted.

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National Case Management System Framework – Zimbabwe

National Case Management System Framework – Zimbabwe

This document provides a framework for implementation of the National Case Management System for the care, protection, and welfare of children in Zimbabwe. Developed under our  UNICEF funded  National Case Management Program (CPF).

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National Integrated Case Management System Framework – Tanzania

National Integrated Case Management System Framework – Tanzania

The National Integrated Case Management System (NICMS) is the output of a National Task Force comprised of members from the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) through the Social Welfare section, and the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG). The framework will support the MoHCDGEC through the Social Welfare section, and PO-RALG to implement a harmonized and standardized national integrated case management system that is comprehensive and complementary to Tanzania’s national policies and other legal frameworks.

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Operations Manual for the National Case Management

Operations Manual for the National Case Management

The operations manual accompanies the system’s document and further expands on the concept put forth – primary, detailed guide for the implementation of the system. Developed under our UNICEF funded Case management program (CPF)

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The Community Childcare Worker: Child Protection Handbook

The Community Childcare Worker: Child Protection Handbook

User-friendly tool to assist CCWs in promoting child protection and reducing the risk of child abuse at the community level. It provides case examples and illustrations to help CCWs handle various types of abuses. Implemented under the UNICEF Case Management Program (CPF).

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Youth Work Readiness: Life Skills & Job Preparation Trainers Handbook

Youth Work Readiness: Life Skills & Job Preparation Trainers Handbook

A training manual developed to equip youth with skills needed in today’s workplace. Developed under our USAID funded Vana Bantwana Project. This resource can be combined with the Student Handbook.

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Youth Work Readiness: Life Skills and Job Preparation Student Handbook

Youth Work Readiness: Life Skills and Job Preparation Student Handbook

This is a student manual developed to equip youth with skills needed in today’s workplace. Developed under our USAID funded Vana Bantwana Project.

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Zimbabwe Accelerated Learning Program (ZALP) Teacher and Master Training Guide

Zimbabwe Accelerated Learning Program (ZALP) Teacher and Master Training Guide

“Catch up” curriculum for out-of-school children to accelerate learning and re-integrated learners. Produced under our UNICEF funded ZALP Program. 

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African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative Technical Briefs

African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative Technical Briefs

This is a compilation of technical briefs that outline the key interventions that were developed and implemented through the AYEDI project. These interventions include the Integrated Functional Literacy for Youth (IFLY) program, Youth Empowerment Clubs, Market-Linked Non-Formal Education Apprenticeships, Youth Savings Clubs, Caregiver VSLAs, and Community Child Labour Committees. This is targeting an external audience (funders, people with technical expertise).

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Child Health Interventions for Development Randomized Control Trial Study

Child Health Interventions for Development Randomized Control Trial Study

Research brief on the comprehensive, community based, multi-component intervention on early childhood development and adherence and retention in pediatric HIV care and treatment. Implemented under the EIP project jointly funded by ELMA and USAID.

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Protective Asset Mapping Brief – DREAMS IC

Protective Asset Mapping Brief – DREAMS IC

Using the Population Council’s Building Assets Toolkit, we conducted a participatory asset mapping exercise whereby adolescent girls and their mothers/caregivers identified the priority protective assets girls need to survive and thrive in school. A protective asset is related to what a person knows, can do or be, or has. Instead of looking at girls through one particular lens or by defining them by their ‘needs.’ What resulted from the small group discussions was a series of lists of the protective assets that the girls ranked as most important. These lists were used to inform the selection of evidence-based materials that were included in the Protect Our Youth Club manuals in Tanzania.

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Together To End Violence Against Women Technical Brief

Together To End Violence Against Women Technical Brief

We, along with the South Africa Medical Research Council and Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development, implemented a research project to gain insight on effective approaches for intimate partner violence prevention within existing orphan and vulnerable children programming. At the end of the study, male peer groups and community dialogues appear promising in reducing men’s physical, sexual, and emotional violence against women by targeting attitudes, behaviors, and social norms and increasing awareness among men and the communities about the negative consequences of intimate partner violence. While this pilot study demonstrated trends in a positive direction, we recommend that a fully powered study (80%) with adequate sample size be implemented in order to detect statistically significant changes in attitudes and behavior.

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Approaches of the Expanded IMPACT Program

Approaches of the Expanded IMPACT Program

A case study on improving HIV Testing and Services for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV. Case Study by 4C on the ELMA and USAID jointly funded Expanded IMPACT program.

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From Hazardous Labor to Decent Work: A Case Study

From Hazardous Labor to Decent Work: A Case Study

This case study was conducted in the final few months of the AYEDI project. Through focus group discussions and key informant interviews, this case study qualitatively evaluates the effectiveness and success of a variety of interventions implemented throughout the life of the project. Specific highlights of the case study include AYEDI’s Youth Empowerment Clubs, joint youth-caregiver engagement, and the project’s approach to livelihoods training. This case study is intended for an external audience (funders, other donors, people with a technical interest in the program).

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From the Ground U​​p: Developing a National Case Management system for Highly Vulnerable Children

From the Ground U​​p: Developing a National Case Management system for Highly Vulnerable Children

A case study on case management in Zimbabwe for Highly vulnerable children. Case Study by 4C on the UNICEF Case Management Program in Zimbabwe (CPF).

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Community Volunteer Voices

Community Volunteer Voices

The USAID-funded Força à Comunidade e Crianças (Community and Child Strengthening) project is an initiative aimed at improving and expanding evidenced-based models of integrated support for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and their households. We implement the Força à Comunidade e Crianças (FCC) project in collaboration with the Government of Mozambique and a range of local implementing partners to reach over 125,000 vulnerable children and adolescents with integrated services to help them thrive and grow into productive and healthy adults. Community volunteers are trained by FCC to play an integral role in linking beneficiaries with services to meet their needs. FCC’s impact would not be possible without the help of community volunteers. These are highlights from a few outstanding FCC volunteers from the Beira District of Sofala Province.

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Delivery of Health & Social Services to Vulnerable Communities at Machipanda Border Post in Manica Province

Delivery of Health & Social Services to Vulnerable Communities at Machipanda Border Post in Manica Province

“I’m impressed with the One Stop Shop. Such an event forced department heads to leave their air-conditioned offices to be on the ground and it provided services directly to the communities. This is the way to go.”—Tiago Jaime, Executive Director, ANDA

The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, through the USAID-funded Força à Comunidade e Crianças (FCC) project, hosted a mobile one-stop service-delivery event to maximize the quality, coverage, efficiency, and impact of community structures’ HIV/AIDS prevention and response activities in Manica Province. This is a story detailing the successes of the event.

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Isabel gets the tools she needs to nourish her family

Isabel gets the tools she needs to nourish her family

Isabel Luis is a 42-year-old widow who lives with her 8 children, 7 girls and 1 boy, and 3 grandchildren in the Munhonha Community, Dondo District, Sofala Province of Mozambique. Looking after 8 children singlehandedly has not been easy: Isabel’s only way of supporting her family is through subsistence farming, and without a regular income, she struggles to feed, dress, and send her children to school. To supplement the family income, her children sell fruits, vegetables, and peanuts in the local market, while her oldest daughters do household chores and take care of their younger siblings. Read this success story to learn about how Isabel came to support her family with the help of our Força à Comunidade e Crianças (FCC) (Community and Child Strengthening) program.

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Together to End Violence Against Women – Preliminary results of a cluster randomized control trial

Together to End Violence Against Women – Preliminary results of a cluster randomized control trial

“His perspective has changed a lot because he now allows me to take part in micro finance groups and to do activities that earn money.”

Together to End Violence Against Women (TEVAW) is an intimate partner violence prevention research and learning initiative designed using a socio-ecological lens to prevent intimate partner violence (IPV) through a set of three coordinated activities: 1) savings and lending groups, locally referred to as LIMCA; 2) male peer group workshops; and 3) community dialogues. TEVAW was implemented in Northern Tanzania by the Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. (WEI/ Bantwana) and Boston University’s Center for Global Health and Development (BU). It was funded by the Sexual Violence Research Initiative of the South Africa Medical Research Council.

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