Detailed Mechanism Funding and Narrative

Years of mechanism: 2010 2011 2012

Details for Mechanism ID: 9475
Country/Region: South Africa
Year: 2010
Main Partner: CARE International
Main Partner Program: South Africa
Organizational Type: NGO
Funding Agency: USAID
Total Funding: $3,010,035

Brief Project Summary

CARE South Africa's Deepening and Expanding Local Links Project (DELL) has been awarded through APS 674-08-003 which is a follow up of Local Links project funded through track 1. The two projects were merged by CARE separately in FY09 and in FY2010 Local Links Project (LLP) will be absorbed into DELL. Through LLP CARE supported and managed 12 CSOs to directly reach 54,223 OVCs and 2,200 care givers. CARE's Voluntary Savings Loan (VSL) has enabled vulnerable households to meet children's basic needs. CARE has also build community and government support for OVCs through intensive psychosocial support and child participation activities. Activities Objective 1: CBO provide access to a core package of service that meets the needs and enable the rights of OVC. Partners will receive in - house training on a minimum core package of services developed by CARE South Africa in consultation with other key stakeholders. Partners will develop relationships and reliable referral protocols with local service providers to ensure that OVCs and their primary caregivers are able to access care and support, health services, economic strengthening, educational support, food and nutrition, psychosocial support, child protection and shelter. Quality service delivery will be ensured through placement of critical technical capacity like social workers, nurses at technical partners' site to provide support and mentoring. Partners will be trained on Child Right Programming Framework to maximise protection of OVC and families. Partners will identify Child headed households and link them to the core package of services. To measure the quality and impact of services provided to OVC and families, partners will be trained on the Child Wellbeing assessment. CARE SA will strengthen after school care and drop-in centers programs through provision of educational toys and materials. Partners will be encouraged to recruit retired teachers and nurses or older youth as volunteers in these communities for additional support. In addition interventions for OVC between 0 - 5 will be strengthened

by means of a cross visit to early childhood development organizations. In addition CARE SA with partners will organize a three days Career and psychosocial camp for OVC in Grade 11. The camp will focus on a range of career development and psychosocial support activities. Potential donors and partners from the corporate sector, government departments, universities and technical institutions will be approached for support. CARE SA will work with John 1; 27 Trust and Rural Education Access to link deserving OVC to bursaries. Partnership with organizations such as Soul City and National Parks Board will be established to assist in the establishment of kids and conversation clubs. CARE SA will hold Caregivers' Wellness Day per province to provide psychosocial support to minimize volunteer burnout. Objective 2: The economic Security of OVC and their families and caregivers is strengthened Households with OVCs will have more diversified and sustainable livelihoods through the use of income grants based on the CARE savings and lending model (VSL). The VSL groups will also serve as a social support function during stressful times. CARE will work with the Tshwane University of Technology to train primary caregivers on small scale farming. In addition, the Dept of Agriculture and local authorities will be approached for technical support. Economic literacy activities will be incorporated into life skills program for OVC over 12 years and this program will be developed in partnership with the Centre for the Support of Peer Education. Objective 3: Local government policy and implementation environment is enhanced to further benefit of OVC and their caregivers. CARE will place 1 OVC Focal person at Thulamela Local Municipalities to assist government to prioritize OVC issues, identify advocacy issues and develop strategy to deal with these issues. The OVC Focal person will coordinate OVC services delivery and data management and will also participate in strengthening networks of care and Local AIDS Council to build effective referral and support networks and provide hands on support to CBO and develop district database to inform Integrated Development Plans and Budgets. This will assist in addressing bottlenecks in government service delivery. In year 3, CARE will use the lessons learnt from the CARE-Thulamela municipality model to replicate this in the rest of other Local Municipalities across the project. Objective 4: Organizational capacity of Implementing partners is strengthened, for their own sustainability and for broader project impact. DELL will focus on institutional strengthening of partners to improve strategic leadership, institutional planning and monitoring, stronger governance systems, human resource management and capacity, increased resource mobilization and financial management capacities. Partners will receive M&E and Grant management support on a regular basis through site visits by CARE's support staff. Overall Expected Results: In Year II (2010) the Local Links current sub-grantees (N=12) and 12 new MSH partners will be supported through DELL. In Year III and IV a minimum of 20% of participating CSOs will be strengthened organizationally and be supported attract independent funding. Over the five years CARE will sub- contract 36 Implementing and Technical Partners and develop the capacity of municipalities to meet the

needs of orphans and vulnerable children. From Year III onwards DELL will annually provide direct services to 28 000 OVC and train 2100 caregivers. 74 000 OVC will be directly reached, and 6000 caregivers trained. Alignment to SAG policies or plans CARE SA will familiarize it partners with the 2009 - 2012 National Action Plan for OVC, each partner will be provided with a copy. In addition drop - in centres guidelines will be developed using the amended Children's' Act to ensure compliance. Partners will be orientated on these important policy documents. Partners will be linked to existing government coordination mechanisms at local and provincial level. (e.g. Local AIDS Councils or Local Action Committee for OVC). A shorten version of the National Strategic Plan for HIV, AIDS and STI's will be distributed to all partners followed by an in - depth orientation.

Funding for Care: Orphans and Vulnerable Children (HKID): $3,010,035


Subpartners Total: $0
Anglican Church (Various Dioceses): NA
Aganang Home Based Care: NA
Boikhucho Home Based Care: NA
Child and Family Welfare Society : NA
CHoiCe Trust: NA
Bonukhanyo Youth Organisation: NA
Civil Society Development Initiatives: NA
Dihlabeng Development Initiative Consortium: NA
Direlang Health Project: NA
GaManoke Home-Based Care: NA
Gethsemane Health Care Centre: NA
Golang Kulani Early Learning Centre: NA
Golden Gateway Hospice: NA
Gundo Community Development: NA
Hlokomela wa Heno: NA
House of Hope Hospice: NA
Ikhwezi Lomso Child and Family Welfare: NA
Inkwanca HBC: NA
Lafata HomeBased Care: NA
Makuduthamakaga Home Based Care Umbrella Organisation: NA
Mohlarekoma Home Based Care: NA
Mapate HIV AIDS project: NA
Masakhane Women's Org: NA
Ministry of Health - Ukraine: NA
Motswadibe Home based Care Group: NA
Mutale Comforting Centre: NA
Drop In Centre: NA
Ncedisizwe HBC: NA
Nhlayiso Community Health and Counseling Centre: NA
Khanyiselani Development Trust: NA
Ntsoanatsatsi Educare Trust: NA
Nweli Home Based Care: NA
Ramotshinyadi HIV And AIDS Youth Guide: NA
Swazimoyame Home-Based Care: NA
Zwoitwa HBC: NA
Vongani Child and Youth Care Development Project: NA