Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC)
During the reporting period we focused on creating impact in the lives of the OVCs through curriculum sessions, linkages to health services and economic strengthening opportunities. This was made possible through partnerships with community structures especially Community Facilitators (CF), Para Social Workers (PSW) and District Based Trainers (DBT) who conducted weekly sessions with the supported groups/clubs on a weekly basis in the units of Education for Life, Enterprise Development, Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR) and linkages to other services. A total of 4,617 OVC beneficiaries were linked to integrated HIV Testing Services (HTS) services as one of the interventions to promote integration of services among the youth.
“There are no more worries at home about fees, my performance has improved, I have also got close relationship from my teachers and parents. OVC plus up has supported me with Pads, books, uniform and books. I hope to work hard for my future”, said an OVC Plus up beneficiary