Vana Bantwana

Vana Bantwana

(Vana – “Children” in Shona; Bantwana – “Children” in Zulu)


Vana Bantwana operates in all 10 provinces, covering 65 districts. It reaches more than 120,000 OVC annually in urban and peri-urban areas.

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.

Our Approach:

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.

Learn more:


Child Protection and Gender-Based Violence

Youth and Livelihoods