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!

Guidance and Counseling Handbook for Teachers

Guidance and Counseling Handbook for Teachers

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 was developed through a concerted effort by Eswatini’s Ministry of Education and Training and partners, including Bantwana, with the critical input of secondary school teachers and students across the country. this curriculum was made possible through 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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My Dreams My Choice Plus Facilitator Manual

My Dreams My Choice Plus Facilitator Manual

The My Dreams My Choice Plus Facilitator Manual is a guide for Peer Facilitators as they deliver the Protect Our Youth Clubs curriculum in Malawi under the Essential GBV Services and Prevention Project. POY Clubs aim to build the protective assets of adolescent girls — equipping you with information, skills, and support networks to better navigate the variety of risks they face. Through the use of this manual students will be empowered to work collaboratively; to speak out and take action against inequality, social injustice, abuse, examine unequal power dynamics and challenge gender norms that discriminate against girls and perpetuate gender-based violence.

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My Dreams My Choice Plus Participant Manual

My Dreams My Choice Plus Participant Manual

The My Dreams My Choice Plus Participant Manual covers the curriculum for the Protect Our Youth Clubs in Malawi under the Essential GBV Services and Prevention Project. POY Clubs aim to build the protective assets of adolescent girls — equipping you with information, skills, and support networks to better navigate the variety of risks they face. Through the use of this manual students will be empowered to work collaboratively; to speak out and take action against inequality, social injustice, abuse, examine unequal power dynamics and challenge gender norms that discriminate against girls and perpetuate gender-based violence.

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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. The National Case Management System adheres to the global principles of case management. These principles mirror local ethical practices of child protection standards and are in conformity with ethical and practice standards of different professional bodies. This resource was developed under our UNICEF funded National 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 was developed to prepare trainers to equip youth with skills needed in today’s workplace. This manual was developed by Transformation Africa (TA) with technical support from the Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc., under our USAID funded Vana Bantwana Project in Zimbabwe. This manual prepares trainers to carry out the Life Skills and Job Preparation Training. After the 5 day training, youth are linked to internships or apprenticeships, micro-franchise opportunities or paraprofessionals depending on their abilities and interests. 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. This manual is designed to be used during a one-week training that covers leadership and communication; administration, bookkeeping, and finance; teamwork, sexuality and values, and personal grooming; interview skills and basic computers; mock interviews and graduation from the training. This resource was developed under our USAID funded Vana Bantwana Project in Zimbabwe.

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Zimbabwe Accelerated Learning Program Teacher and Master Training Guide

Zimbabwe Accelerated Learning Program Teacher and Master Training Guide

The Zimbabwe Accelerated Learning Program (ZALP) Teacher and Master Training Guide 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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Early Warning System- Eswatini

Early Warning System- Eswatini

The Early Warning System (EWS) identifies girls who are vulnerable to drop-out and provides the key supports that keep them in school. These Response Protocols include student assessment and counseling, development of an Academic Support Action Plan, and referrals to health and social services as needed. Bantwana piloted two versions of the EWS in Eswatini: a teacher-administered tool, and a student self-administered tool.

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Interface Technical Brief

Interface Technical Brief

To address Malawi’s gap in gender-based violence response mechanisms, the Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) is implementing a program to reduce SRGBV that focuses on both prevention and response. Funded by the US Department of State/Global Women’s Initiatives under the umbrella of a broader GBV program led by EngenderHealth, WEI/Bantwana and local partners seek to holistically address educator and student norms around SRGBV and to change the threshold of what has long been considered “acceptable”. To this end, the project delivers multi-pronged activities that foster change among students, teachers, and parents/caregivers.

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School Bonanzas Technical Brief

School Bonanzas Technical Brief

The Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) is implementing a comprehensive program to reduce SRGBV, funded by the US Department of State/Global Women’s Initiatives and led by EngenderHealth. This program include ‘bonanzas’ – an innovation designed to improve response mechanisms and facilitate linkages to services. Bonanzas are one-stop-shop events that provide on-the-spot linkages to medical, legal, and counselling support for survivors. Bonanzas bring together local GBV service providers who hold informational sessions, as well as conduct individual consultations and on the spot service provision. Additionally, Mother groups trained in case management, GBV response, and psychosocial support are linked with bonanza service providers to ensure continuous referrals to services post-bonanza.

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Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) Technical Brief

Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) Technical Brief

Caregiver Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) are part of the Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. (WEI/Bantwana’s school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) prevention initiatives in Malawi. VSLAs help to address the economic drivers of GBV while building financial literacy and small business skills and strengthening social support systems. WEI/Bantwana also uses VSLA+ as platforms to further layer positive parenting training for caregivers that covers topics such as communicating with adolescents about sexual and reproductive health, relationships, HIV, and violence prevention.

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Workshop Report: Learning Event on Ending Child Marriages in Malawi

Workshop Report: Learning Event on Ending Child Marriages in Malawi

In March 2018, the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare (MoGCDSW) and the Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) partnered to organize and host a Learning Symposium under the theme Addressing Child Marriage in Malawi. This report captures and disseminates key take away points, summaries of presentations, and recommendations that emerged from the proceedings.

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