Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2013 2014

Details for Mechanism ID: 7516
Country/Region: Ethiopia
Year: 2013
Main Partner: World Learning Inc.
Main Partner Program: NA
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $0

In COP 2011 the World Learning/USAID School-Community partnerships for HIV/AIDS affected and Infected Orphans and Vulnerable Children(OVC) will focus on strengthening the communities' abilities to participate in the design and management of OVC support programs using schools as a conduit to empower and organize community members. The project's strategic objective is to build the capacity of 400 schools to serve asfocal points for OVC care and support. The project will provide quality, comprehensive services to at least 52,000 HIV affected or infected OVC with a focus on increased enrollment, retention and academic performance and strengthen school community partnership in 400 primary schoolsto enhance their capacity to plan and manage OVC support programs. The project will serve 52,000 OVC at 400 Primary schools in Afar, Amhara,Benishangul Gumuz, Gambella, Harari, Oromia, SNNPR, Somali and Tigray Regional States and Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa CityAdministrations.

World Learning (WL) subcontracts Tigray Development Association (TDA) in Tigray. WL will work primarily at the school and community level, involving stakeholders such as members of Parent Teacher Associations (PTA), Kebele Education and Training Board (KETB) members, students, Girls Education Advisory Committees (GEAC), teachers and school directors. While various government agencies will be involved the lead agency will be the Regional State Education Bureaus.

The project directly addresses the strategy and vision of a "wraparound" priority activity under the Emergency plan, "basic education is one of the most effective means of HIV prevention." Active engagement of community members and teachers will facilitate monitoring of child and family health and will increase networking with other services. Gender

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $0

World Learning (WL) will provide comprehensive care and support services to 52,000 HIV/AIDS affected or infected OVC at 400 primary schools in Ethiopia with a focus on increased enrollment, retention and academic performance. School-community partnerships will be strengthened to enhance school and community capacity to plan and manage OVC support programs.

Using incentive awards, PTAs will be motivated to actively plan, manage and monitor OVC services and run income generation activities. OVC obtain school material support to enroll stay in school and learn better. Program interventions will address the needs of vulnerable children including psychosocial counseling, provision of tutorial remedial classes, life skills, food and nutrition, referral to health services, provision of school uniforms or uniform waiver, school supplies, and waiver of school fees as provided by PTA to create a supportive learning environment. Girls will be given special consideration and their specific personal and academic problems will be followed through greater involvement of Girls Education Advisory Committees, female teachers and well known women from the community. At least 50% of the beneficiaries will be girls. Legal protection will be provided for OVC in partnership with local government, CBOs and communities.

Care providers (female and male teachers) from each participating school and household level care providers will receive training on how to assess OVC needs, plan for coordinated care, and monitor OVC service satisfaction based on individual care plans. School-Communities will be mobilized through awareness raising activities. The capacity of care givers, both at school and in family units, and the education system will be strengthened to provide improved OVC care and support services in school settings. Strong ties with the community via PTAs enable monitoring OVC receiving core services such as shelter, health care, protection, food from within the community or their households. PTA income generation activities and school gardening have proven sustainable.

Subpartners Total: $0
Tigray Development Association: NA
Key Issues Identified in Mechanism
Increase gender equity in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support
Child Survival Activities