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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African Youth Savings Groups: A Pathway for Economic Strengthening Through Savings and Decent Work

African Youth Savings Groups: A Pathway for Economic Strengthening Through Savings and Decent Work

WEI/Bantwana conducted preliminary research to better understand youths’ preferences and motivations to save. The findings from this research informed the development and study of two savings models supported by AYEDI: youth-led savings groups and caregiver savings groups in Uganda. This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the two savings group models, examines effective mobilization techniques and retention of youth in these groups, explores the relationship between savings groups and hazardous labor, and examines gender differences in savings group participation.

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AYEDI Community Child Labour Committee Implementation Guide

AYEDI Community Child Labour Committee Implementation Guide

Community Child Labour Committees (CCLCs), comprised of community members who have a passion for the welfare of children and are responsible for monitoring child labor activities in their communities, played a crucial role in the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (AYEDI) in Uganda. This manual was developed to provide guidance on how to establish and manage CCLCs in communities.

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AYEDI Non-Formal Education Training Guide

AYEDI Non-Formal Education Training Guide

Through the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (AYEDI)’s non-formal education (NFE) program in Uganda, adolescents learned market-based trade skills from accredited vocational institutes or community master artisans. This manual was created to assist trainers of the NFE program to provide and structure non-formal skills training programs for competency-based vocational training delivery

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AYEDI Village Savings and Loan Association Implementation Guide

AYEDI Village Savings and Loan Association Implementation Guide

This implementation guide was developed to train AYEDI Field Assistants (FAs) in the VSLA methodology and to further guide them in the mobilization, formation, training, and supervision of VSLA groups for youth and caregivers in Uganda. Training a cadre of trainers is an important first step in the process of implementing the VSLA methodology. This manual includes sessions on methodology and content of the VSLA.

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AYEDI Youth Empowerment Club Package

AYEDI Youth Empowerment Club Package

The purpose of this guide is to enable Project Officers, Patrons/Matrons, Field Assistants, and peer educators to provide quality training and oversight of AYEDI Club activities in Uganda. The Club package will be used to deliver life skills to youth during Club sessions. The content has been selected to develop youth life skills in a range of areas, including career guidance and counselling, self-awareness, decision making, adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), leadership, child protection, and entrepreneurship. The overall aim of the guide is to empower youth with a range of knowledge and skills to make informed education and career choices and to reinforce and promote healthy attitudes and behaviours that will help youth avoid or withdraw from hazardous labour.

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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 in Eswatini. 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 in Eswatini. 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, Eswatini’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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IMPACT Programme Implementation Guidebook

IMPACT Programme Implementation Guidebook

This guidebook is part of the IMPACT Bantwana toolkit developed under the Children First project, which includes training materials for Community-based Organisations (CBOs) to use in training and updating their community health workers (CHWs) in the identification and care of HIV infected children and young people in their communities in Zimbabwe.

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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) in Uganda. 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 in Tanzania. 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 the 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 in Zimbabwe. Developed under our UNICEF funded Case Management Program (CPF)

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Protecting Ourselves and Each Other: A Child Rights and Protection Booklet

Protecting Ourselves and Each Other: A Child Rights and Protection Booklet

This booklet was designed to raise awareness about child protection and child rights issues faced by children and youth throughout Tanzania. It contains stories, poems and drawings by children living in Tanzania.

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Reference Cards for Community Health Workers: IMPACT Bantwana Programme

Reference Cards for Community Health Workers: IMPACT Bantwana Programme

The reference cards form part of the IMPACT Bantwana Toolkit produced by World Education to support the IMPACT programme in Zimbabwe. The kit includes training materials for Community-based Organisations (CBOs ) to use in training and updating their community health workers (CHWs) in the identification and care of HIV infected children and young people in their communities.

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The Community Childcare Worker: Child Protection Handbook

The Community Childcare Worker: Child Protection Handbook

This user-friendly tool was developed to assist CCWs in promoting child protection and reducing the risk of child abuse at the community level in Zimbabwe. 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  in Zimbabwe. 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 in Zimbabwe.

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

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

This is a “Catch up” curriculum for out-of-school children to accelerate learning and re-integrated learners in Zimbabwe. This resource was 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 in Uganda. 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.

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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 in Zimababwe. Implemented under the EIP project jointly funded by ELMA and USAID.

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Protective Asset Mapping Brief

Protective Asset Mapping Brief

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 in Tanzania. 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 in Zimbabwe. Case Study by 4C on the ELMA and USAID jointly funded Expanded IMPACT program.

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AYEDI Case Study

AYEDI Case Study

At the close of the project, the African Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (AYEDI), which aimed to reduce hazardous labor and increase decent work among adolescents in Uganda, had achieved a 90% graduation rate. In the project’s final year, WEI/Bantwana commissioned this qualitative case study to further explore the specific factors that contributed to the success of the project and its youth.

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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 Adolescent Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (AYEDI) project in Uganda. 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 4Children on the UNICEF Case Management Program in Zimbabwe (CPF).

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DREAMS IC: Innovative Prevention and Response Program

DREAMS IC: Innovative Prevention and Response Program

Jessi Smolow, DREAMS IC Program Manager, gave this presentation on the link between teen pregnancy/motherhood and school drop-out rates in eSwatini, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, at the Comparative and International Education Society conference in 2018.

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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

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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