Countries: Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Service: Capacity Building
Expertise: Life Skills Training, Basic Education for Children and Adults, HIV and AIDS
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. was launched in 2006 to address the growing crisis of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) and their households in sub-Saharan African countries with high HIV prevalence. In coordination with national and local government programs, Bantwana provides technical and management capacity building to community-based organizations (CBOs) helping vulnerable families access a comprehensive range of care and services. Bantwana's programs and partnerships affect positive change and a more supportive environment for vulnerable children, from the household to the policy level. Bantwana fosters lasting cooperation of key stakeholders--including government ministries, schools, civil society, local organizations, and traditional leaders--to ensure the continuity of best practices and community mobilization beyond the life of a particular project.