(Vana – “Children” in Shona; Bantwana – “Children” in Zulu)
Vana Bantwana is a five-year project 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.
Vana Bantwana’s integrated community approach strengthens 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 builds the capacity of a cadre of national and community-based civil society organizations to implement and manage the models of care.
Vana Bantwana works across health, child protection and gender-based violence, youth and livelihoods, and education.
- Expanded Integrated Management of Pediatric HIV and AIDS Care and Treatment (E-IMPACT)
- Multi-Sectoral School Health Assessments (MSSAs)
Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence
- GBV Prevention and Response
- DREAMS – Economic Empowerment of Young Women
- Developing a National Case Management System
Youth and Livelihoods