Photo by Jessi Smolow, World Education/Bantwana Initiative
Teachers smile in their elementary school tuck shop in rural Zimbabwe. Many of the students are vulnerable children, and the tuck shop profits go towards their school fees, uniforms, and learning materials.
Paper Prayers provides psychosocial support to children by helping them to cope with loss and other stresses related to HIV and AIDS. It also helps them connect with other children and adults who can provide ongoing support and comfort.
Bantwana staff deliver food hamper supplies to schools.
The Bantwana Schools Integrated Program (BSIP) delivers basic food and household supplies to Gilgal High School for the neediest families of orphans and vulnerable children. This program supplements the families while Bantwana works to build permaculture gardens for the families, so they will have a sustainable supply of food.
In Tanzania, World Education’s Bantwana Initiative provide multi-sectoral school assessments to improve the well-being of most vulnerable children by using schools and school communities as an entry point to provide them with comprehensive services.
Smiling community member in Western Uganda, working with the Bantwana Initiative. The Bantwana Initiative works with local communities and small organizations to support AIDS orphans and other vulnerable children grow up to be healthy adults.
Bantwana staff deliver food hamper supplies to schools. This program supplemented the families while Bantwana worked to build permaculture gardens for the families, so they will have a sustainable supply of food.
In Tanzania, The Bantwana Initiative helped 17,500 children receive education, urgent health care, and nutrition services in their schools. Just this year! Find more 2013 highlights in the Year in Review slideshow above.