The aim of this project is to reduce the vulnerability of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their families in Mongu district. The project will target over 700 OVCs in rural parts of the district with different types of support. The main activities under this project will include; mapping the stakeholders providing support to OVCs and linking children to those services (through referrals); training in life skills (sexual and reproductive health, interpersonal relationships); training parents/guardians and child mentors in child counselling. Other activities will include provision of educational materials, support formation of school child protection clubs as well as training in business entrepreneurship skills as well as provision of capital to start Income Generating Activities. Awareness campaigns on the needs of OVCs including their rights will be conducted with families and the broader community members including the traditional leadership. This project therefore will endeavour to provide a comprehensive OVC package and increase impact on their livelihoods. Care and support to OVC will be integrated with prevention aspects.
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Young Womens Christian Association (YWCA)
PLWHA, Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
Area Project Coordinator